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Can programming frameworks bring smartphones into the mainstream of psychological science?

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Can programming frameworks bring smartphones into the mainstream of psychological science? / Piwek, Lukasz; Ellis, David Alexander; Andrews, Sally.

In: Frontiers in Psychology, Vol. 7, 1252, 23.08.2016.

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Piwek L, Ellis DA, Andrews S. Can programming frameworks bring smartphones into the mainstream of psychological science? Frontiers in Psychology. 2016 Aug 23;7:1252. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01252

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Piwek, Lukasz ; Ellis, David Alexander ; Andrews, Sally. / Can programming frameworks bring smartphones into the mainstream of psychological science?. In: Frontiers in Psychology. 2016 ; Vol. 7.

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