.Cartoon by Don Mayne www.researchcartoons.com
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Smartphones are now widely used and have infected many areas of everyday life. For researchers, one of their impacts is that potential research participants can seek timely advice from their peers and the wider community. Social media can provide them with access to very large volumes of input. Some of which will not be helpful for a pr0ject’s design and goals. This is something that needs to be considered, which would not have been an issue in the recent past.