Web Survey Bibliography
Title Advantages of Online Surveys
Author Parker, S., Schroeder, M., Fairfield-Sonn, J. W.
Source Foresight Survey Support International, Inc.
Access date 24.02.2006
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Abstract The Internet is now an acceptable and widely used medium for survey research, administration and reporting. It is estimated that the number of Internet users in the world doubles every year, with well over 200 million users currently linked to the World Wide Web (Cobanoglu, Warde & Moreo, 2001). While use of the Internet to conduct surveys of all types (employee, customer, membership, market, opinion polls, etc.) is now quite common, little has been published on how to most effectively develop and administer web-based survey systems. For most survey administrators and survey researchers, the question to move from traditional methods of survey administration to online is not “Should we?” but “When should we?” Web-based surveys and online technology are becoming more cost efficient and easier to use, but online surveys are not for everyone or every organization. Smaller organizations, i.e., less than 500 employees, organizations with outdated information technology systems and organizations whose employees do not use computers on a regular basis, may find web-based surveys too expensive and too difficult to administer. For some, traditional methods of employee survey administration still meet their needs. However, even smaller organizations can gain great benefits from using a web-based survey and online tools if they understand the costs and benefits involved. The important thing is to continue to ask employees for their opinions and thoughts regardless of the administration method used. To not survey at all would be the biggest mistake management could make. To help survey administrators and researchers understand the benefits and features of using web-based surveys and online tools, we have outlined some of the more common ways online technology can improve survey administration and reporting. These elements address the question “Why online?” Look at all factors when determining whether or not going “online” makes sense for your organization.
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Bibliographic typeReports, seminars
Year of publication2004
Web Survey Bibliography - 2004 (516)
- Questionnaire Design: How to Plan, Structure and Write Survey Material for Effective Market Research...; 2013; Brace, I.
- An On-line Survey of Consumers with Migraine; 2004; Gibb, I. et al.
- Results of an On-Line Survey of Patients with Hereditary Angioedema; 2004; Huang, S.-W.
- Understanding the effect of prizes on response rates; 2004; Porter, S. R., Whitcomb, M. E.
- Multiple surveys of students and survey fatigue; 2004; Porter, S. R., Whitcomb, M. E., Weitzer, W. H.
- Conducting longitudinal studies; 2004; Bauer, K. W.
- A Typology of Research Methods Within the Social Sciences; 2004; Beissel-Durrant, G.
- The Economist/YouGov Internet Presidential poll.; 2004; Fiorina, M., Krosnick, J. A.
- Using an access panel as a sampling frame for voluntary household surveys. Experiences from a pilot...; 2004; Korner, T., Nimmergut, A.
- Understanding the question-answer process; 2004; Bradburn, N. M.
- The illusion of public opinion: Fact and artifact in american public opinion polls; 2004; Bishop, G. F.
- The Data Documentation Initiative. The value and significance of a worldwide standard; 2004; Blank, G., Rasmussen, K. B.
- On the primacy of affect in attitude-behavior research; 2004; Thomas, R. K., Schofield, C. M.
- Measuring expectations; 2004; Manski, C. F.
- Item response theory modelling for questionnaire evaluation; 2004; Reeve, B. B., MÔsse, L.
- How to make internet surveys representative: A case study of a two-step weighting procedure; 2004; Borsch-Supan, A. et al.
- Examining expert reviews as a pretest method; 2004; DeMaio, T., Landreth, A.
- EFAMRO - Quality standards for access panel - QSAP; 2004
- Developmnent and testing of web questionnaires; 2004; Baker, R. P., Crawford, S. D., Swinehart, J.
- Contact histories in personal visit surveys: the survey of income and program participation (SIPP) methods...; 2004; Bates, N.
- Benchmarking Knowledge Networks’ Web-enabled panel survey of selected GSS questions against GSS...; 2004; Dennis, J. M., Li, R. J., Chatt, C.
- Asking questions. The definitive guide to questionnaire design-for market research, political polls,...; 2004; Bradburn, N. M., Sudman, S., Wansink, B.
- An experiment in call scheduling; 2004; Cunningham, P., Martin, D., Brick, J. M.
- A household panel as a tool for cost-effective health-related population surveys: validity of the "...; 2004; Potthoff, P., Heinemann, Lothar A.J., Guther, B.
- A Comparison of multi-Item Likert and Visual Analogue Scales for the assessment of transactionally defined...; 2004; Flynn, D., van Schaik, P., van Wersch, A.
- When the Ethic is Functional to the Method: The Case of E-Mail Qualitative Interviews; 2004; Olivero, N., Lunt, P.
- Design your questions right: How to develop, test, evaluate and improve questionnaires; 2004; Henningsson, B.
- Quitting online studies: Effects of design elements and personality on dropout and nonresponse; 2004; Frick, A., Neuhaus, C., Buchanan, T.
- Virtual Research Ethics: A Content Analysis of Surveys and Experiments Online; 2004; Peden, B. F., Flashinski, D. P.
- 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.
- List-based Web Surveys: Quality, Timeliness, and Nonresponse in the Steps of the Participation Flow; 2004; Pratesi, M., Lozar Manfreda, K., Biffignandi, S., Vehovar, V.
- Validation of the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) for internet and automated telephone self-report administration...; 2004; Brodey, B. B., Rosen, C. S., Brodey, I. S., Sheetz, B. M., Steinfeld, R. R., Gastfriend, D. R.
- In the Long Run: lessons from a panel survey respondent incentive experiment; 2004; Jńckle, A., Lynn, P.
- Easy Survey: An Internet Survey Tool; 2004; Alvarez, M. B., Molpeceres, G., Alvarez, T.
- Propensity Score Adjustment As an Alternative Weighting Scheme for Web Survey Data; 2004; Lee, S.
- The Prevalence of Wireless Substitution; 2004; Luke, J. V., Blumberg, S. J., Cynamon, M. C.
- The Impact of Wireless Substitution on Random-Digit-Dialed Health Surveys; 2004; Blumberg, S. J., Luke, J. V.
- Is It the Young and the Restless Who Only Use Cellular Phones?; 2004; Steeh, C. G.
- Connecting Social Capital Offline and Online: The Effects of Internet Uses on Civic Community Engagement...; 2004; Nah, S.
- Cell Phone Owners and Usage Patterns; 2004; Tuckel, P. S., O’Neill, H.
- Will a "Perfect Storm" of Cellular-Linked Forces Sink RDD Sampling?; 2004; Lavrakas, P. J.
- A New Era for Telephone Surveys; 2004; Steeh, C. G.
- Web Search Savvy: Strategies and Shortcuts for Online Research; 2004; Friedman, B. G.
- Can Internet Surveys be Used for Social Surveys? : Results of an Experimental Study; 2004; Honda, N., Motokawa, A.
- Cooperation and Community on the Internet: Past Issues and Present Perspectives for theoretical-empirical...; 2004; Matzat, U.
- Methodology for Probability-Based Recruitment for a Web-Enabled Panel; 2004; Pineau, V., Dennis, J. M.
- Know Your Audience: A Practical Guide to Media Research; 2004; List, D.
- Choosing to Use the Web: Comparing Early and Late Respondents to an Online Web-based Survey Designed...; 2004; Irani, T. A., Gregg, J. A., Telg, R.
- Online or on paper: An examination of the differences in response and respondents to a survey administered...; 2004; Ballantyne, C.