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A simple location-tracking app for psychological research. / Geyer, Kristoffer; Ellis, David Alexander; Piwek, Lukasz.

In: Behavior Research Methods, Vol. 51, No. 6, 31.12.2019, p. 2840–2846.

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Geyer, K, Ellis, DA & Piwek, L 2019, 'A simple location-tracking app for psychological research', Behavior Research Methods, vol. 51, no. 6, pp. 2840–2846. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-018-1164-y

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Geyer K, Ellis DA, Piwek L. A simple location-tracking app for psychological research. Behavior Research Methods. 2019 Dec 31;51(6):2840–2846. Epub 2018 Nov 27. doi: 10.3758/s13428-018-1164-y

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Geyer, Kristoffer ; Ellis, David Alexander ; Piwek, Lukasz. / A simple location-tracking app for psychological research. In: Behavior Research Methods. 2019 ; Vol. 51, No. 6. pp. 2840–2846.

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