Web Survey Bibliography
This paper has two major goals. The first is to examine how people with differing demographic characteristics (education, income, sex, age) may exhibit differences in a variety of respondent behaviors, including response non-differentiation, response order effects, and response style (extreme, central tendency) in web-based surveys. We also explored the consequences of these respondent behaviors on data quality. The second goal is to advance our understanding on how psychological constructs (need for cognition, need for evaluation, and social-orientation variables) might mediate the effects of demographics on non-differentiation and response style. For the first goal, in four large datasets based on web-based studies we analyzed how demographic variables were related to response behavior (including completion time for two of the studies). In these studies we found some indication that non-differentiation was more likely to occur with respondents with less, rather than more education. We also found that the extreme response style was somewhat more associated with less education as well. Sex and age of respondent were also somewhat related to response style, but not as clearly with non-differentiation. The fifth study had 3933 respondents. Respondents completed a series of items designed to measure a variety of psychological constructs and then were presented with a series of tasks involving ratings across a variety of topics. With regard to the psychological measures, we found that the effects of demographics on response effects were moderated by the need for cognition – those who had more education expressed a higher need for cognition, and were less likely to engage in non-differentiation. We also found a number of effects for some very specific variables on speed of completion and response style.
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; Kaczmirek, L., Faa▀, T.; Lenzner, A.
- 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.