Web Survey Bibliography
This article reports on a web-based vignette experiment investigating how likely subjects would be to participate in surveys varying in topic sensitivity and risk of disclosure. A total of 3,672 participants each responded to a series of eight vignettes, along with a variety of background questions, concerns about confidentiality, trust in various institutions, and the like.
Vignettes were randomly assigned to respondents, such that each respondent was exposed to four levels of disclosure risk for each level of topic sensitivity (high versus low). Half the sample was assigned to receive a confidentiality statement for all eight vignettes, while the other half received no mention of confidentiality in the vignettes. The order of presentation of vignettes was randomized for each respondent.
Respondents were also asked for their subjective perceptions of risk, harm, and social as well as personal benefits for one of the eight vignettes. Adding these questions permits us to examine how objective risk information presented by the researcher relates to the subjective perception of risk by the participant, and to assess the importance of both for their willingness to participate in the surveys described.
Under conditions resembling those of real surveys, objective risk information does not affect willingness to participate. On the other hand, topic sensitivity does have such effects, as do general attitudes toward privacy and survey organizations as well as subjective perceptions of risk, harm, and benefits. We discuss the limitations and implications of these findings.
Journal of Official Statistics (abstract)
Web Survey Bibliography - Groves, R. M. (30)
- An Examination of Within-Person Variation in Response Propensity over the Data Collection Field Period...; 2012; Olson, K., Groves, R. M.
- Three Era's of Survey Research; 2011; Groves, R. M.
- Total Survey Error: past, present, and future; 2010; Groves, R. M., Lyberg, L. E.
- Total Survey Error: Past, Present, Future; 2009; Groves, R. M.
- The Presentation of a Web Survey, Nonresponse and Measurement Error among Members of Web Panel; 2009; Tourangeau, R., Groves, R. M., Kennedy, C., Yan, T.
- Use of Paradata to Manage a Field Data Collection; 2009; Groves, R. M., Axinn, W., Lepkowski, J. M., Kirgis, N., Mosher, W.
- The Collected Works of Robert M. Groves, 6 Book Set (Wiley Series in Survey Methodology); 2009; Groves, R. M.
- Experiments Exploring the Relationship (or Lack Thereof) Between Nonresponse Error and Measurement Error...; 2008; Tourangeau, R., Groves, R. M., Presser, S., Toppe, C., Kennedy, K., Yan, T.,
- Multiplicity-Based Sampling for the Mobile Telephone Population: Coverage, Nonresponse, and Measurement...; 2008; Tortora, R. D., Groves, R. M., Peytcheva, E.
- Survey Respondent Incentives: Research and Practice; 2008; Groves, R. M., Harris-Kojetin, L., Kulka, R. A., Mooney, G.
- The Impact of Nonresponse Rates on Nonresponse Bias; 2008; Groves, R. M., Peytcheva, E.
- Risk of Disclosure, Perceptions of Risk, and Concerns about Privacy and Confidentiality as Factors in...; 2008; Couper, M. P.; Singer, E.; Daver, J. A.; Conrad, F. G.; Groves, R. M.
- Experiments in Producing Nonresponse Bias ; 2006; Groves, R. M., Couper, M. P., Presser, S., Singer, E., Tourangeau, R., Piani Acosta, G., Nelson, L.
- Nonresponse Rates and Nonresponse Bias in Household Surveys; 2006; Groves, R. M.
- Mixed mode methods in a world of social isolates, pervasive surveillance, and ubiquitous transaction...; 2005; Groves, R. M.
- Survey Errors and Survey Costs (Wiley Series in Survey Methodology); 2004; Groves, R. M.
- Survey Methodology (Wiley Series in Survey Methodology); 2004; Groves, R. M., Fowler, F. J., Couper, M. P., Lepkowski, J. M., Singer, E., Tourangeau, R.
- An Experimental Comparison of Three Modes of Data Collection Within the Eurobarometer Measurement Domain...; 2004; Peytcheva, E., Groves, R. M., Manchin, R., Tortora, R. D.
- Comparing Face to Face, Telephone, Paper Self-Administered, and Web Survey Measurement; 2004; Tortora, R. D., Groves, R. M., Peytcheva, E., Manchin, R.
- Survey Automation: Report and Workshop Proceedings; 2003; Cohen, M. L., Groves, R. M., Kalsbeek, W., Cork, D. L.
- Telephone Survey Methodology; 2001; Groves, R. M., Biemer, P. P., Lyberg, L. E., Massey, J. T., Nicholls II, W. L., Waksberg, J.
- Survey Nonresponse; 2001; Groves, R. M., Dillman, D. A., Eltinge, J. L., A.
- Leverage-saliency theory of survey participation; 2000; Groves, R. M., Singer, E., Corning, A.
- Interviewer Reactions to Alternative Hardware for Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing; 1992; Couper, M. P., Groves, R. M.
- Survey Errors and Survey Costs; 1989; Groves, R. M.
- Methodological Issues in CAPI; 1989; Couper, M. P., Groves, R. M.
- The Status of Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing: Part II. Data Quality Issues; 1986; Groves, R. M., Nicholls II, W. L.
- The Status of Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing: Part I - Introduction and Impact on Cost and...; 1986; Nicholls II, W. L., Groves, R. M.
- Implications of CATI: Costs, Errors, and Organization of Telephone Survey Research; 1983; Groves, R. M.
- Surveys by telephone: a national comparison with personal interviews; 1979; Groves, R. M., Kahn, R. L.