PRICE AND PERFORMANCE TRENDS FOR CELLULAR TRAIL CAMERAS EXPLAINED WITH A TIME TREND|| GOOGLE KEYWORD TRENDS|| AND A USE CASE OF SUBURBAN DEER MANAGEMENT

2020 Issues in Information Systems  
Price and performance improvements for trail cameras, remote cameras designed for wildlife observation, have given wildlife researchers a widely accepted new tool. After their introduction in 2010, cellular trail cameras have become popular, saving travel time and reducing disturbance to wildlife. A use case of trail cameras for suburban deer management illustrates desirable product features and risks of using citizen science for research. A time trend of camera prices identifies a common
more » ... fies a common product price pattern for technology products, a decline following a logistic or inverted s-curve. Data from Google Keyword Trends captures the changing level of market interest correlated with high statistical significance compared to price and corresponding to performance improvements thus providing evidence of the usefulness of the Google Trends data for project management and systems analysis.
doi:10.48009/2_iis_2020_196-205 fatcat:h64tvqcurremrgt6a3h6q7zz6u