Web Survey Bibliography
Web surveys are a popular survey mode, but the subpopulation with Internet access may not represent the population of interest. The authors investigate whether adjusting using weights or matching on a small set of variables makes the distributions of target variables representative of the population. This application has a rich sampling design; the Internet sample is part of an existing probability sample, the Health and Retirement Study, that is representative of the U.S. population aged 50 and older. For the dichotomous variables investigated, the adjustment helps. On average, the sample means in the Internet access sample differ by 6.5 percent before and 3.7 percent after adjustment. Still, a large number of adjusted estimates remain significantly different from their target estimates based on the complete sample. This casts doubt on the common procedure to use only a few variables to correct for the selectivity of convenience samples.
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Web Survey Bibliography - Sociological Methods & Research (16)
- Not by the Book: Facebook as a Sampling Frame; 2012; Brickman Bhutta, C.
- Nonparametric Tests of Panel Conditioning and Attrition Bias in Panel Surveys; 2011; Das, M., Toepoel, V., van Soest, A.
- Evaluating Relative Mode Effects in Mixed-Mode Surveys: Three methods to disentangle selection and measurement...; 2011; Vannieuwenhuyze, J., Loosveldt, G.
- Estimating Propensity Adjustments for Volunteer Web Surveys; 2011; Valliant, R. L., Dever, J. A.
- Sensitive Questions in Online Surveys: Experimental Results for the Randomized Response Technique (RRT...; 2011; Coutts, E., Jann, B.
- Introduction to the Special Issue on Web Surveys ; 2009; Witte, J. C.
- Smartphones: An Emerging Tool for Social Scientists; 2009; Raento, M., Oulasvirta, A., Eagle, N.
- Designing Scalar Questions for Web Surveys; 2009; Christian, L. M., Parsons, N. L., Dillman, D. A.
- Design of Web Questionnaires: An Information-Processing Perspective for the Effect of Response Categories...; 2009; Toepoel, V., Vis, C., Das, M., van Soest, A.
- Web Survey Design: Balancing Measurement, Response, and Topical Interest ; 2009; Shropshire, K. O., Hawdon, J. E., Witte, J. C.
- Estimation for Volunteer Panel Web Surveys Using Propensity Score Adjustment and Calibration Adjustment...; 2009; Lee, S., Valliant, R. L.
- Selection Bias in Web Surveys and the Use of Propensity Scores; 2009; Schonlau, M., van Soest, A., Kapteyn, A., Couper, M. P.
- Web-based network sampling - Efficiency and efficacy of respondent-driven sampling for online research...; 2008; Wejnert, C., Heckathorn, D. D.
- Feeling thermometers versus 7-point scales. Which are better?; 1997; Alwin, D. F.
- Implications of CATI: Costs, Errors, and Organization of Telephone Survey Research; 1983; Groves, R. M.
- Research Opportunities Related to CATI; 1983; Freeman, H.E.