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How average is average? Temporal patterns in human behaviour as measured by mobile phone data -- or why chose Thursdays

  title={How average is average? Temporal patterns in human behaviour as measured by mobile phone data -- or why chose Thursdays},
  author={Marina Toger and Ian G. Shuttleworth and John Osth},
  journal={arXiv: General Economics},
Mobile phone data -- with file sizes scaling into terabytes -- easily overwhelm the computational capacity available to some researchers. Moreover, for ethical reasons, data access is often granted only to particular subsets, restricting analyses to cover single days, weeks, or geographical areas. Consequently, it is frequently impossible to set a particular analysis or event in its context and know how typical it is, compared to other days, weeks or months. This is important for academic… 

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