Web Survey Bibliography
The benefits and disadvantages of online surveys have been researched primarily in terms of response rates and sampling issues. Relatively little attention has been given to other factors associated with the overall quality of data from self-administered questionnaires distributed via the Internet. Addressing this point, this paper focuses on open-ended questions and looks specifically at the length of answers and the item non-response rates produced by online questionnaires when compared with more traditional paper-based questionnaires. Using closely matched groups of respondents (n=466) it compares responses to open-ended questions from near-identical versions of online and paper questionnaires. Findings from the research indicate that online questionnaires tend to produce longer answers to
open-ended questions, although the evidence for this is not strong. The evidence is more persuasive in relation to the item non-response rates where it has been foundthat, although the administration of questionnaires online might have relatively littleimpact on fixed-choice questions, it would seem to reduce item non-response rates significantly where the questions are open-ended and require respondents to provide unstructured text-based answers. Possible reasons for these findings will be considered and the implications for qualitative research will be discussed.
Web Survey Bibliography - 7th International Conference on Social Science Methodology (27)
- Use of a website to evaluate quality of work-life and quality of life among community workers helping...; 2008; Dupuis, G.
- Comparing the network structures in teams among companies: Extensions of the MTML approach; 2008; Agneessens, F., Contractor, N.
- Online poll in study of incentives to participation of youth in innovative development; 2008; Gvozdeva, E. S.
- Measuring ties on online forums; 2008; Ziberna, A., Vehovar, V., Jakulin, A.
- Using Internet Pages of Organisations as Data Source for Social Science Research; 2008; Baumgarten, B., Grauel, J.
- Social Web Data as a Source for Social Science Research. The Example of a German Online Dating Website...; 2008; Skopek, J., Schmitz, A.
- DHS CAPI Data Collection Model Using PDAs; 2008; Rojas, G.
- The relative Coverage Error in Telephone Surveys caused by Mobile-Only Populations across Europe; 2008; Fuchs, M.
- Chaotic Web: The challenge of Misinformation and Disinformation; 2008; Keshavarz, H.
- Mixed methods in online evaluation: benefits and problems; 2008; Kuckartz, U.
- Use of the Internet as a data collection tool: a methodological investigation of online synchronous...; 2008; Evans, A. R., Elford, J., Wiggins, D.
- Parallel Phone and Web-based Interviews: Effects of Sample and Weighting on Comparability and Validity...; 2008; Thomas, R. K., Krane, D., Taylor, H., Terhanian, G.
- Modern Telephony, the Web and Survey Management; 2008; Olsen, R. J.
- Mobile Web Survey Design; 2008; Peytchev, A. Hill, C.
- Impact of new technologies in data collection methods; 2008; Callegaro, M.
- Integration of the web into survey data collection: Balancing costs and errors; 2008; Vehovar, V., Berzelak, N., Lozar Manfreda, K.
- Assessing Semantic Differentials with Visual Analogue Scales in Web Surveys; 2008; Funke, F., Reips, U. -D.
- Response Non-Differentiation and Response Styles in Web-Based Studies: Causes and Consequences ; 2008; Frisina, L. T., Thomas, R. K.
- Communicative Channels, Cognitive Processes and Question Understanding: Results from a Randomized Field...; 2008; Fuchs, M.
- Psycholinguistic Determinants of Question Difficulty: A Web Experiment; 2008; Faa▀, T., Kaczmirek, L.
- Interactive Interventions in Web Surveys Can Improve Data Quality; 2008; Conrad, F. G., Tourangeau, R., P., Kennedy, C.Couper, M. P.
- Understanding the decision to participate in a survey: motives for refusal and preferred forms of contact...; 2008; ┴lvarez, R. M., Sevillano, V.
- Visual Analogue Scales in Cross Cultural Web Surveys ; 2008; Funke, F., Reips, U. -D., Thomas, R. K.
- Survey mode effects in smoking status assessment; 2008; Burns, E., Levinson, A.
- Uses of self-anchoring scales in web surveys; 2008; Van Acker, F., Theuns, P.
- Open-ended questions and online surveys: the mode effect in relation to length; 2008; Denscombe, M.
- New survey strategies for radio: the RFM’s “Ouvinte Mais” case study; 2008; Cordeiro, P.