Web Survey Bibliography
Title Using the Internet to Survey College Students About Their Law School Plans
Author Meinhold, S. S., Gleiber, D. W.
Source Law School Admission Council (LSAC)
Access date 23.02.2006
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Abstract Very little is known about the potential pool of law school applicants from which eventual law school attendees come. This is primarily due to the difficulty of collecting systematic information from the college students that make up this group. Large scale surveys of college students are both difficult and expensive and are frequently limited by their cross-sectional design. The increasing technological sophistication of college students and recent improvements in electronic surveys raises the question of whether the Internet—via e-mail and the web—can be used to conduct a large scale survey of the postgraduate plans of college students. In 1998, the Law School Admission Council provided funding for the Career Plans and Undergraduate Attitudes Project to assess the feasibility of such a survey. Part I of this report describes the organization and structure of the Career Plans and Undergraduate Attitudes Project and the results from the first-year survey. Part II examines the results from the second-year survey. The Career Plans and Undergraduate Attitudes Project was established to conduct a panel study of the postgraduate plans of a single cohort of students from three separate universities. The 1998 cohort of freshmen at three universities would be interviewed via e-mail and the web during the fall semester of each year. A panel study collects information from the same subjects multiple times. Thus at the end of the project it would be possible to describe the characteristics of law school intenders at each stage of the undergraduate experience and to describe how they had changed from the previous year. Panel studies of this kind are difficult to execute yet having individual level data on the nature of how law school plans change among undergraduates over time would be incredibly valuable. Only with such data would it be possible to develop informed intervention programs to increase the size and diversity of the potential law school applicant pool. This project was an attempt to examine whether the Internet could facilitate such a process.
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Bibliographic typeReports, seminars
Year of publication2005
Web Survey Bibliography - 2005 (421)
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- On the cost-efficiency of probability sampling based mail surveys with a Web response option; 2005; Werner, P.
- Expert workshop on mixed mode data collection in comparative social surveys; 2005; Roberts, C.
- The Effect Of A Simultaneous Mixed-Mode (Mail And Web) Survey On Respondent Characteristics And Survey...; 2005; Brennan, M.
- Weighting and adjusting for design effects in secondary data analyses; 2005; Thomas, S. L., Heck, R. H., Bauer, K. W.
- The total survey error approach. A guide to the new science of survey research; 2005; Weisberg, H. F.
- The professional respondent problem in online panel surveys today; 2005; Fulgoni, G.
- The measurement of attitudes; 2005; Krosnick, J. A., Judd, C. M., Wittenbrink, B.
- Satisficing behavior in online panelists; 2005; Downes-Le Guin, T.
- Response format effects in self-report of political and non-political contributions; 2005; Thomas, R. K. et al.
- Reading behavior in the digital environment: Changes in reading behavior over the past ten years; 2005; Liu, Z.
- Rating versus comparative trade-off measures. Trending changes in political issues across time and predictive...; 2005; Thomas, R. K. et al.
- Publication bias: Recognizing the problem, understanding its origins and scope, and preventing harm; 2005; Dickersin, K.
- Panel proliferation and quality concerns; 2005; Faasse, J.
- Online communities: design, theory, and practice; 2005; Preece, J., Maloney-Krichmar, D.
- Gricean effects in self-administered survey. Ph.D. Dissertation; 2005; Yan, T.
- Estimation in surveys with nonresponse; 2005; Sarndal, C.-E., Lundstrom, S.
- Drop-down boxes, radio buttons, or fill-in-the-blank? Web survey scale-type effects; 2005
- Does weighting for nonresponse increase the variance of survey means?; 2005; Little, R. J., Vartivarian, S.
- Computer-assisted questioning: the new survey methods in the perception of the respondents; 2005; Beckenbach, A.
- Comparing the results of probability and non-probability sample surveys; 2005; Krosnick, J. A.
- Changes in telephone survey nonresponse over the past quarter century; 2005; Curtin, R., Presser, S., Singer, E.
- Big scale observations gathered with the help of client side paradata; 2005; Haraldsen, G., Kleven, Ø., Sundvoll, A.
- User Interface Design and Evaluation ; 2005; Stone, D., Jarrett, C., Woodroffe, M., Minocha, S.
- The 2005 Confirmit Annual MR Software Survey; 2005; Macer, T.; Wilson, S.
- Adding Value to Data Through Improved Access. The Case for Web Portals; 2005; Baker, R. P.
- Multi-Mode Research and Data Linkage. Theoretical and Practical Advice; 2005; Terhanian, G.
- Architectural Design of a Survey Questionnaire and Respondent Data Repository. Practical Considerations...; 2005; Cookson, P., Sobell, J.
- Developing and validating a nursing website evaluation questionnaire; 2005; Tsai, S. - L., Chai, S.-K.
- Workaround: Site’s surveys beat pop-up blockers, yield responses; 2005; Arnold, C.
- The Story of Subject Naught: A Cautionary but Optimistic Tale of Internet Survey Research; 2005; Konstan, J. A., Ross, M. W., Rosser, B. R. S., Stanton, J. M., Edwards, W. M.
- Apache security; 2005; Ristic, I.
- Standards in Online Surveys. Sources for Professional Codes of Conduct, Ethical Guidelines and Quality...; 2005; Kaczmirek, L., Schulze, N.
- Modern multidimensional scaling theory and applications (2nd ed.) ; 2005; Borg, I., Groenen, P. J. F.
- Computer adaptive testing; 2005; Gershon, R. C.
- Ego control and ego-resiliency: Generalization of self-report scales based on personality descriptions...; 2005; Block, J., Funder, D. C., Letzring, T. D.
- The Web experiment list: A Web service for the recruitment of participants and archiving of Internet...; 2005; Reips, U. -D., Lengler, R.
- Trust, Identity, and the Effects of Voting Technologies on Voting Behavior; 2005; Oostveen, A. M., Besselaar, P.
- Survey of substance use among high school students in Taipei: Web-based questionnaire versus paper-and...; 2005; Wang, Y. C., Lee, C. M., Lew-Ting, C. Y., Hsiao, C. K., Chen, W. J.
- Web Surveys. A Brief Guide on Usability and Implementation Issues; 2005; Kaczmirek, L.
- An assessment of measurement invariance between online and mail surveys ; 2005; Deutskens, E., de Ruyter, K., Wetzels, M.
- Demographics and online survey response rates ; 2005; Knapton, K., Myers, S.
- Applying Web-Based Survey Design Standards ; 2005; Crawford, S. D., McCabe, S. E., Pope, D.
- The open research system: a web based metadata and data repository for collaborative research; 2005; Schweik, C. M., Stepanov, A., Grove, J. M.
- Instructing Web and Telephone Respondents to Report Date Answers in Format Desired by the Surveyor; 2005; Christian, L. M., Dillman, D. A., Smyth, J. D.
- Internet-based travel surveys: Selected evidence on response rates, sampling bias and reliability; 2005; Arentze, T., Bos, I., Molin, E., Timmermans, H.
- E-mail versus Web survey response rates among health education professionals; 2005; Kittleson, M. J., Brown, S. L.
- Assessing the Quality of Data from Online Panels: Moving Forward wiht Confidence; 2005; Smith, R.
- SMS -Based Surveys: Strategies to Improve Participation; 2005; Balabanis, G., Mitchell, V.-W., Heinonen-Mavrovouniotis, S.
- Internet and Paper Based Data Collection Methods in Agricultural Education Research; 2005; Ladner, M. D., Wingenbach, G. J., Raven, M. R.