Using iPads for fieldwork

CIT recently funded the purchase of several iPads for use in Duke sociologist Jen’nan Read’s Research Methods course to explore the uses of Apple’s device for fieldwork. In a recent article posted by Duke Global Health Institute, Read states:

“Our primary goal is to equip our students with a toolset that allows them to make the most of their time in the field,” said Read. “As calculation, graphing, and presentation-creation functions of the iPad are put to use in the field, so too is the ability for students to focus on mastering the more complex methods by which they are basing their research.”

We’ll be posting findings from this project towards the end of the semester. In the meantime, read more on the DGHI site and see a recent story posted in Research.