Web Survey Bibliography
Traditionally, hypothetical evaluation methods such as Stated Preference analyses (SP analyses) have been used to identify the preferences of the various passenger groups for non market goods such as travel time and comfort. Evaluations from SP analyses are used in the planning and decision making process in the transport and communications sector, for example in cost benefit analyses. Correct evaluations are therefore important in order to make the right planning decisions.
During the last years Institute of Transport Economics (TOI) has carried out several Internet based SP-surveys to find passengers’ preferences. This paper will summarise some of the experiences we have had with Internet based SP analyses in order to look at the differences between data collected through self-administered Internet surveys and data from paper forms or home interviews.
The analyses are based on five different SP surveys. The recruitment strategy varied from survey to survey. We have recruited respondents by post, telephone, e-mail or by handing out cards. The response rate varied from 16% to 72% and depends on the target group and how they react to various different recruitment strategies.
In all the surveys there are two ways of collecting the data material, self-administrated Internet interviews and pen-and-paper or Internet based home interview. We have analysed if there are any differences between respondents who choose one method rather than another. We find that women choose pen-and-paper or home interview, average age is higher amongst those who choose pen-and-paper or home interview and those in employment choose self-administered Internet. Use of public transport, holding a driving licence and access to a car cannot explain the choice of method beyond that which is explained by employment.
Comprehensive SP surveys to find passengers’ preferences are relatively new and it is interesting to see that Internet based home interviews replace pen-and-paper. By carrying out Internet based home interviews we catch respondents who don’t prefer self administrated Internet survey and at the same time making good use of the advantages of Internet based studies.
In order to see whether those who choose self-administered Internet have other preferences to those who choose pen-and-paper or Internet based home interview, we have run several analyses of the stated choice-sequences which calculate separate estimates for each method. These estimates are then compared to see whether the different methods give different estimates which, in turn, lead to different valuations. We have also carried out calculation where we have taken into account the proven sample bias in gender, age and employment by weighting the data material with regard to these factors. This is done to see whether we can find an isolated method effect.
We find fewer differences when two Internet solutions are combined compared to combination of Internet and pen-and-paper. And weighting has greater effects on surveys where the choice is between two Internet methods.
When analysing our five surveys we concluded that Internet is an effective method in complicated studies which require advanced or tailor-made designs, studies which require a large sample, when large elements of the target group have the chance to carry out a self-administered Internet interview, when the e-mail addresses of the target group are easily accessible or when instant access to data is needed.
Web Survey Bibliography - Other (451)
- Experience-Based Suggestions for Achieving a High Survey Response Rate; 2006; Bruce, S., Hawkins, P., Sharp, M., Keller, A.
- Successful Web Survey Methodologies for Measuring the Impact of Networked Electronic Services (MINES...; 2006; Franklin, B., Plum, T.
- The Measurement Equivalence of Web-Based and Paper-and-Pencil Measures of Transformational Leadership...; 2006; Cole, M. S., Bedeian, A. G., Feild, H. S.
- An Experimental Study on the Effects of Personalization, Survey Length Statements, Progress Indicators...; 2006; Heerwegh, D., Loosveldt, G.
- Online visual landscape assessment using Internet survey techniques in landscape planning and environmental...; 2006; Roth, M.
- Using personal digital assistants (PDAs) for the collection of safety belt use data in the field; 2006; Vivoda, J. M., Eby, D. W.
- Improving Quality by Lowering Non-Response: A Guideline for Online Surveys; 2006; Jackob, N., Zerback, T.
- Validating the use of Internet survey techniques in visual landscape assessment—An empirical study...; 2006; Roth, M.
- Higher Education and Student Affairs Professionals' Survey Preferences: A Research Note; 2006; Flowers, L. A., Massie, R. F.
- Mobile vs. Fixed-line Surveys in Hong Kong; 2006; Bacon-Shone, J., Lau, L.
- Mobile Phones - Influence on Telephone Surveys; 2006; Kuusela, V., Vehovar, V., Callegaro, M.
- The open research system: a web based metadata and data repository for collaborative research; 2005; Schweik, C. M., Stepanov, A., Grove, J. M.
- Internet-based travel surveys: Selected evidence on response rates, sampling bias and reliability; 2005; Arentze, T., Bos, I., Molin, E., Timmermans, H.
- Similarity and Helping Behavior on the Web: The Impact of the Convergence of Surnames Between a Solicitor...; 2005; Gueguen, N., Pichot, N., Le Dreff, G.
- Web-Based Surveys; 2005; Ellis, B., Zurita, F., Ventura, J.
- Taking pro-action: A survey of potential users before the availability of wireless access and the implementation...; 2005; Holden, H. A., Deng, M.
- Web survey design for predicting performance using network questions; 2005; Coromina, L.
- How Internet Surveys Are Changing Data Collection Practices: The Case of University Student Surveys...; 2005; Dillman, D. A., Allen, T.
- Sampling procedure, questionnaire design, online implementation; 2005; Jackob, N., Arens, J., Zerback, T.Jowell, R.; de Rouvray, C.
- Technology Trends in Survey Data Collection; 2005; Couper, M. P.
- On the Cost-Efficiency of Mixed-Mode Data Collection with a Web Response Option: Results of a Survey...; 2005; Werner, P., Forsman, G.
- Stated Preference Surveys on Internet – an Effective Method for Finding Passengers’ Preferences...; 2005; Nossum, A.
- Mode dilemmas in cross-national survey time-series; 2005; Jowell, R.
- Self-orientation and group-orientation: Intercultural differences in attitudes toward personalized Web...; 2005; Wernher, I., Nerb, J.
- Web-based Surveys: What Do We Know about Data Quality?; 2005; Pineau, V.
- Simple Approaches to Estimating the Variance of the Propensity Score Weighted Estimator Applied on Volunteer...; 2005; Isaksson, A., Lee, Sunghee
- Variance Estimation for Volunteer Panel Web Surveys Using Propensity Score Adjustment and Calibration...; 2005; Lee, Sunghee, Valliant, R. L.
- Migrating to a Web-based Format While Improving the Edit Process for the Public Libraries Survey; 2005; McLaughlin, J. F., Craig, T. L., O'Shea, P.
- An Experimental Comparison Of Web And Telephone Surveys; 2005; Fricker, S., Galesic, M., Tourangeau, R., Yan, T.
- Telephone Versus Online Surveys; 2005; Williams, T.
- Successful Web Survey Methodologies for Measuring the Impact of Networked Electronic Services; 2005; Franklin, B., Plum, T.
- Combining Operations Management and Information Systems Curricula: Assessing Alumni Preparations for...; 2005; Silva, D., McFadden, K. L.
- Online Interviews as an Instrument of the Development of Organizations. A Meta-Analysis of Online Surveys...; 2005; Poetschke, M., Simonson, J.
- Perceptions of journal quality and research paradigm: results of a web-based survey of British accounting...; 2005; Lowe, A., Locke, J.
- How to conduct behavioral research over the Internet: A begginer s guide to HTML and CGI/Perl; 2004; Fraley, R. C.
- Apache, MySQL, and PHP for Web surveys; 2004; Goeritz, A.
- Web Surveys in Library Research; 2004; Steffensen, J. B.
- An Experimental Study of Language Intensity and Response Rate in E Mail Surveys; 2004; Andersen, P. A., Blackburn, T. R.
- Internet-Based Surveys to Elicit the Value of Risk Reductions; 2004; Hojman, P., de Dios Ortúzar, J., Rizzi, L.
- SFSU Student Voting Survey; 2004; Blash, L., Kosheleva-Coats, J.
- Usability Issues Associated with Converting Establishment Surveys to Web-Based Data Collection; 2004; Fox, J. E., Mockovak, W., Fisher, S. K., Rho, C.
- Choosing the Right Survey Methodology – Telephone or Web?; 2004; Andrew Lester & Associates
- Profile, needs, and expectations of information professionals: What we learned from the 2003 ASIST membership...; 2004; Vaughan, L., Hahn, T. B.
- Valuation of Natural Resource Improvements in the Adirondacks; 2004; Banzhaf, S., Burtraw, D., Evans, D., Krupnick A.
- Assessing Internet Survey Data Collection Methods with Ethnic Nurse Shift Workers.; 2004; Hobbs, B. B., Farr, L. A.
- Nurses' autonomy: influence of nurse managers' actions; 2004; Mrayyan, M. T.
- Online Data Collection from Video Game Players: Methodological Issues; 2004; Wood, R. T. A., Griffiths, M. D., Eatough, V.
- The Influence of Graphical and Symbolic Language Manipulations on Responses to Self-Administered Questions...; 2004; Christian, L. M., Dillman, D. A.
- Internet research: privacy, ethics and alienation: an open source approach; 2004; Berry, D. M.
- A Wish List for the Future of CASIC at the National Agricultural Statistics Service; 2004; Manning, A.