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Title A online-offline method comparison based on quasi-experimental data from two surveys to family stress
Access date 20.09.2006
Abstract In recent years, many studies have been undertaken to detect whether methodology matters or not. Do online surveys lead to same conclusions as traditional paper-pencil surveys do? Many authors underline the comparability of both methods. There measurements of different scales and different data acquisitions methods resulted in comparable values. Other researches claim that there exits differences between methods. For example, data collected by means of internet seam to have wider distribution. Also should the major anonymity given in online studies lead to more self-exposure. Further differences are to be expected, if study design is truly experimental or just quasi-experimental. Experimental studies, in which participants are randomly grouped to conditions, online and offline groups shouldn’t differ in there demographic characteristic. In quasi-experimental studies, however, comparability of group characteristics is often not given. Differences found between groups can be due to differences in such variables. If we are faced to an artificial effect, differences should disappear as soon as demographic variables are balanced out. If not, we found a method effect. In our one study participants were asked about family stress and their coping behaviour. The aim was to determine true methodological effects against artificial effects as a result of differences between groups. We collected online (N=376) and paper-pencil (N=150) data. Data acquisitions of both methods were arranged independently, as if two individual studies were conduced. This procedure guaranteed that self-selection effects could be established, as to be expected. The artificial effects, therefore, could occur. By balancing out demographic differences the self-selection effect were cancelled out. Methodological effects could then be detected. Result show, that there existed both types of effects. Kind of story reported was affected by sample characteristics. But participants in the online condition reported stories with higher personal impact. We conclude that there are differences between methodologies. Anonymity, as one variable, should matter. But there are also many other variables witch aren’t affected, as long as samples are comparable.
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Year of publication2006
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Web Survey Bibliography - General Online Research Conference (GOR) 2006 (29)
- Cash Lotteries as Incentives in Online Panels; 2006; Goeritz, A.
- ‘Low social presence’ in web surveys: advantage or disadvantage or both? An experiment; 2006; Taddicken, M.
- How much individualisation does a conjoint survey need? - Experiences from an online experiment; 2006; Tuschl, S., Morasch, N.
- The effect of different kinds of progress bars on online survey compliance and data quality; 2006; van der Horst, W., Snijders, C., Matzat, U.
- The impact of persuasion strategies on the response rate in online surveys: Incentives, foot-in-the-...; 2006; Verheyen, C.; Schuebel, C., Moser, K.
- Online visual landscape assessment using Internet survey techniques in landscape planning and environmental...; 2006; Roth, M.
- Image Impact Evaluation - A new methodological approach with virtual test environments; 2006; Selke, S., Fetzner, D.
- Air refresheners online? Validity check of an Internet online sample using external reference data; 2006; Starsetzki, T., Lehmann, G.
- Online Evaluation Survey; 2006; Strzoda, C.
- Online Survey Response Patterns; 2006; Sutton A., Hopkins Burke, K.
- Does the Collection of Ego-Centered Network Data on the Web reduce the Data Quality? An Experimental...; 2006; Matzat, U., Snijders, C.
- Optimizing open-ended questions in online questionnaires for measuring price perception and willingness...; 2006; Melles, T., Ellers, G.
- Ranking vs. Rating in an online Environment; 2006; Neubarth, W.
- Online Recruiting on Internet pages New Solution for On Exit Recruitment on WebSites; 2006; Otto, P.
- Online Conjoint Analysis: The faster, the worse?; 2006; Puetzfeld, S., Melles, T.
- Web survey on transition from university to work: measuring the marginal effect mode; 2006; D'Agostino, A., Quintano, C., Castellano, R.
- Qualitative research online: Self-reported pros and cons of being chat-interviewed online with web cameras...; 2006; Davidovich, U., Uhr, H.
- Visual Analogue Scales: Non-linear Data Categorization by Transformation with Reduced Extremes; 2006; Funke, F., Reips, U. -D.
- Response Biases in Online Surveys; 2006; Galesic, M., Bosnjak, M.
- Using Instant Messaging for Internet-based interviews; 2006; Goeritz, A., Stieger, S.
- A online-offline method comparison based on quasi-experimental data from two surveys to family stress...; 2006; Haenggi, Y., Heldner, C.
- Hybrid Methods in Market Research - Learnings and Limits; 2006; Helmold, D., Kohlmann, U.
- The impact of visualization of question types and screen pages on the answering behaviour in online...; 2006; Hemsing, W., Hellwig, O.
- Specific Demands of Longitudinal Online-Surveys; 2006; Kahnwald, N., Koehler, T.
- A Comparison of the validity of a paper based and an online Conjoint Analysis; 2006; Klein, A., Scheffold, K.
- Determinants of Response Rates of Online Surveys - The Anita Effect - Results of a Joint Project; 2006; Althoff, S., Greif, V., Griel, B., Batinic, B.
- Technical opportunities for automation and integration of online surveys in business processes; 2006; Batinic, B.
- Personality traits and participation in an online access panel; 2006; Galesic, M., Bosnjak, M.