This paper describes conditions that led to the use of a smartphone to collect qualitative data instead of using a digital voice recorder as the standard device for recording of interviews. Through reviewing technical documents, the paper defines a smartphone and describes its applications that are useful in the research process. It further points out possible uses of other applications of a smartphone in the research process. The paper concludes that a smartphone is a valuable device to researchers.
Document Review, Qualitative Research, Smartphone
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Matlala, S. F., & Matlala, M. N. (2018). Reflections on the Use of a Smartphone to Facilitate Qualitative Research in South Africa. The Qualitative Report, 23(10), 2264-2275. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2018.3409