Web Survey Bibliography
In this paper we discuss the recent paradigm change in survey research. Where survey research so far was based on probability sampling, nowadays many surveys are based on self-selected access panels. This means that the statistical basis for generalization from the sample to the population has gone. Some alternative procedures, like weighting based on propensity scores, have been suggested to correct for possible biases. However, the empirical studies done to compare the results of access panels and probability samples are so far inconclusive. Sometimes large differences are found and it was not possible to correct for the differences, while at other times such differences do not surface.
Information from surveys plays a role in several different political processes such as voting, participation in elections, agenda setting, opinion forming about issues; in general survey play a role in any process which involves a reaction to the perceived general political orientation of the public.
Given that one can not say at this moment whether an access panel provides proper information about characteristics of the population, one runs the risk that political processes are influenced by incorrect information based on access panels.
This leads us to the conclusion for the moment to avoid access panels and rely on probability samples or panels based on a probability sample. Furthermore, we conclude that further research is necessary to study the reasons for participation in panels and possible correction methods for panel bias such as (propensity score) weighting, imputation, likelihood-based estimation, etc
European survey research associaton conference 2007 (abstract)
Web Survey Bibliography - Conference proceedings (248)
- 10 Years of Meinungsplatz.de: Success in the Collection of Data for Targeted Audiences, Such as the...; 2008; Weyergraf, O.
- Self-selection in Online Access Panels: No “Little Difference” in the Recruiting Process...; 2008; Wirth, T.
- Selectivity or Usefulness of Online-Surveys? A Comparison with Data from a Local Population Survey; 2008; Kroll, S., Hüfken, V., Reuband, K.H.
- Mobile Market Research; 2008; Maxl, E.
- Flexible and High-Speed Market Research through Mobile Data Collection & Online Reporting Tool; 2008; Haag, J., Volkmer, H.P.
- Online vs. Offline in Mobile Surveys; 2008; Neubarth, W., Maier, U.
- Gender-of-Interviewer Effects in Video-Enhanced Web Surveys. Results from a Randomized Field-Experiment...; 2008; Fuchs, M.
- The Online Use of Randomized Response Measurements; 2008; Snijders, C., Weesie, J.
- The Influence of Human Cues on Drop-out and Answer Behaviour within Web Surveys; 2008; Oesterlau, T., Geißler, H.
- What They see is what You get: Nuts and Bolts of Web surveys; 2008; Baker, R. P.
- Utility and happiness; 2007; Kimball, M. S., Willis, R.
- Sampling for web surveys; 2007; Rivers, D.
- Reconstructing childhood health histories using internet panels; 2007; Smith, J. P.
- Pilot study to recruite a sample for an online panel: Effects of contact mode, incentives and information...; 2007; Scherpenzeel, A.
- Modes, trends, and content: A comparison of the 2003 HRS internet survey with HRS 2002 and 2004 Core...; 2007; Weir, D.
- Lessons learned: Converting a telephone survey panel to an internet panel; 2007; Roe, D. J., Stockdale, J., Farrelly, M., Heinrich, T.
- Developments in electronic survey design for establishment surveys; 2007; O'Neill, G.
- A study of panel member attrition in the Gallup Panel; 2007; Sayles, H., Arens, Z.
- A comparison of forced-choice and mark-all-that-apply formats for gathering information on health insurance...; 2007; Ericson, L., Nelson, C. T.
- Response time measurement in the lab and on the Web: A comparison; 2007; Galesic, M., Reips, U. -D., Kaczmirek, L., Czienskowski, U., Liske, N., von Oertzen , T.
- Questionnaire and Survey Design for Online Research; 2007; Wydra, D., Fisher, L., Strunk, K.
- Qualitative interviewing in Internet studies: Playing with the media, playing with the method; 2007; Kazmer, M., Xie, B.
- Using Technology to Improve Data Quality; 2007; Cunningham, J., Pearson, C., Parkhurst, D.
- Mobile Phone Data Collection; 2007; Lavine, S.
- Online Factorial Surveys as an Approach for International Comparative Research; 2007; Berger, R., Burek, M.
- Pure Text vs. HTML in Email Invitations; 2007; Neubarth, W., Kaczmirek, L., Hellwig, O.
- The Usage of Magnitude Estimation Scales in Online Surveys - Results of a Joint Project; 2007; Althoff, S., Dumke, U.
- Effects of Offering Web Questionnaires as an Option in Enterprise Surveys: the Swedish Experience; 2007; Erikson, J., Furubjelke, E.
- Comparing Alternative Approaches for Displaying Edit; 2007; Mockovak, W.
- Factors Infl uencing Business Respondents’ Decision To Adopt; 2007; Dowling, Z., Stettler, K.
- Using the Web for Surveys of Medical Providers; 2007; Narayanan, V., Giambo, P., Fry, S., Crafts, J.
- Making Sense of Data via the Web; 2007; Anolik, I.
- A Web-Based Method of Collecting Longitudinal Data; 2007; Cycyota, C. S.
- Do Economic and Demographic Characteristics Differ between; 2007; Dickey, N., Riberas, Z.
- Nuts and Bolts of Web Surveys; 2007; Baker, R. P.
- Online Panels: Where Are We Today and Where Are We Headed in the Future?; 2007; Miller, J.
- Market Research in Virtual Worlds; 2007; Gordon, M. E.
- Measurement Equivalence of Paper-and-pencil and Online Organizational Surveys: a Large; 2007; de Beuckelaer, A., Lievens, F.
- Survey Errors in Mixed-mode Pilots That Incorporate Face-to-face, Telephone, Paper and Web; 2007; Janssen, B., Schouten, B.
- Access Panels: a Blessing or a Serious Threat to Political Processes?; 2007; Oberski, D., Saris, W. E.
- Calibration and Propensity Score Weighting in Web Surveys; 2007; Fabrizi, E., Biffignandi, S.
- Panel Motivation: Why Panel Members Participate (or Not) in Surveys of an Online Panel; 2007; Marchand, M.
- Who Wants to Become an Online Panel Member? Effects of Respondent Characteristics on the; 2007; Vis, C.
- Using an RDD Survey to Recruit Online Panel Respondents; 2007; Couper, M. P., Dominitz, J.
- Evaluation of the Representativity of an Opt-in Online Access Panel; 2007; Loosveldt, G., Sonck, N.
- Nonresponse in Web Based Panel Surveys Applied to Academic Context; 2007; Sanchez Carrion, J. J., Segovia Guisado, J. M.
- Access Panels and Survey Nonresponse: Making It Better or Worse?; 2007; Stoop, I., Bethlehem, J., de Bie, S.
- Boosting Response Rates: Are There Optimal Times to Email Respondents?; 2007; Bennett-Harper, S., O'Brien, J., Levin, K., Davis, B., Shipp, S., Campbell, S., Sienkiewicz, R.
- Combining Landline Phone Samples and Mobile Phone Samples: a Dual Frame Approach; 2007; Gabler, S.
- Web Surveys: advantages and disadvantages; 2007; Vehovar, V.