Web Survey Bibliography
Inspired by the positive effects of incentives on mail survey response rates, researchers have started using incentives to increase response rates to Web surveys. The established best practice of presending cash incentives is difficult to implement in Web surveys, and studies suggest that its presumed effects might not be witnessed in Web surveys. In contrast, several studies have found that lotteries can significantly increase Web survey response rates. Some authors have argued that this could reflect the fact that Internet users have come to expect Web surveys to be associated with lotteries. An experimental study among university students found that the lottery influences the Web survey response rates, but there are indications that different subgroups might be more influenced by this incentive than others. The observed differences are interpreted along the lines of possible differences in the degree to which different respondent groups expect incentives in return for their participation.
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Web Survey Bibliography - Field Methods (24)
- Effects of Lotteries on Response Behavior in Online Panels; 2013; Goeritz, A., Luthe, S. C.
- Exploring Response Differences between Face-to-Face and Web Surveys: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis...; 2013; Bennink, M., Moors, G., Gelissen, J.
- Examining the Gender Effects of Different Incentive Amounts in a Web Survey; 2013; Boulianne, S. J.
- Sample composition discrepancies in different stages of a probability-based online panel; 2013; Bosnjak, M., Haas, I., Galesic, M., Kaczmirek, L., Bandilla, W., Couper, M. P.
- The effects of item saliency and question design on measurement error in a self-administered survey; 2012; Stern, M. J., Smyth, J. D., Mendez, J.
- Data Quality in HIV/AIDS Web-Based Surveys: Handling Invalid and Suspicious Data; 2012; Bauermeister, J. A., Pingel, E., Zimmerman, M., Couper, M. P., Carballo-Diéguez, A., Strecher, V. J.
- Comparing Ranking Techniques in Web Surveys; 2012; Blasius, J.
- Why semantic differentials in Web-based research should be made from visual analogue scales and not...; 2012; Funke, F., Reips, U. -D.
- Web versus Mail: The Influence of Survey Distribution Mode on Employees’ Response; 2012; Saunders, M. N. K.
- Testing the Validity of Gender Ideology Items by Implementing Probing Questions ; 2012; Behr, D., Braun, M., Kaczmirek, L., Bandilla, W.
- Evaluating the usability of personal digital assistants to collect behavioral data on adolescents with...; 2011; McClamroch, K. J
- Using the Internet to Give Children a Voice: An Online Survey of 10-and 11-Year-Old Children in Northern...; 2010; Lloyd, K., Devine, P.
- Piloting Data Collection via Cell Phones: Results, Experiences, and Lessons Learned; 2009; ZuWallack, R. S.
- Design of Web Questionnaires: The Effects of the Number of Items per Screen; 2009; Toepoel, V., Das, M., van Soest, A.
- Comparing response rates from Web and mail surveys: A meta-analysis; 2008; Shih, T.-H., Fan, X.
- The long-term effect of material incentives on participation in online panels; 2008; Goeritz, A.
- The Use of Client-side Paradata in Analyzing the Effects of Visual Layout on Changing Responses in Web...; 2008; Stern, M. J.
- Visualizing Personal Networks: Working with Participant-aided Sociograms; 2007; Hogan, B., Carrasco, J. A., Wellman, B.
- Using Text Messages in U.S. Mobile Phone Surveys ; 2007; Steeh, C. G., Buskirk, T. D., Callegaro, M.
- An investigation of the effect of lotteries on web survey response rates; 2006; Heerwegh, D.
- Survey Mode as a Source of Instability in Responses across Surveys; 2005; Dillman, D. A., Christian, L. M.
- Evaluation of Web Survey Data Collection Systems; 2002; Crawford, S. D.
- Advantages and disadvantages of Internet research surveys: Evidence from the literature; 2002; Fricker, R. D., Schonlau, M.
- Doing Research in Cyberspace; 1999; Jacobson, D.