Reimers, S. (2013). Developments in information technology and their implications for psychological research: Disruptive or diffusive change?. Learning at City Journal, 3(1), pp. 45-53.
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The notion of technology-induced disruptive change has generally been applied within academia to teaching and learning. Less explored is the disruption that occurs to research as mainstream technology develops. This article examines the effects of technological change on research in psychology, in particular focussing on the development of web-based empirical research procedures over the past 15 years or so. I discuss the history, challenges and potential of these developments, and put forward some qualified suggestions for some of the future directions that technology will allow research in psychology to take.
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