Web Survey Bibliography
Background: Web-based technologies are increasingly being used to create modes of online learning for nurses but their effect has not been assessed in nurse education.
Objectives: Assess whether participation in face-to-face discussion seminars or online asynchronous discussion groups had different effects on educational attainment in a web-based course.
Design: Non-randomised or quasi-experimental design with two groups-students choosing to have face-to-face discussion seminars and students choosing to have online discussions.
Setting: The Core Methods module, of a postgraduate research methods course.
Participants: All 114 students participating in the first 2yr during which the course teaching material was delivered online.
Outcome: Assignment mark for Core Methods course module.
Methods: Background details of the students, their choices of modules and assignment marks were collected as part of the routine course administration. Students' online activities were identified using the student tracking facility within WebCT. Regression models were fitted to explore the association between available explanatory variables and assignment mark.
Results: Students choosing online discussions had a higher Core Methods assignment mark (mean 60.8/100) than students choosing face-to-face discussions (54.4); the difference was statistically significant (t = 3.13, df = 102, p = 0.002), although this ignores confounding variables. Among online discussion students, assignment mark was significantly correlated with the numbers of discussion messages read (Kendall's tau(b) = 0.22, p = 0.050) and posted (Kendall's tau(b) = 0.27,p = 0.017); among face-to-face discussion students, it was significantly associated with the number of non-discussion hits in WebCT (Kendall's tau(b) = 0. 19, p = 0.036). In regression analysis, choice of discussion method, whether an M.Phil./Ph.D. student, number of non-discussion hits in WebCT, number of online discussion messages read and number posted were associated with assignment mark at the 5% level of significance when taken singly; in combination, only whether an M.Phil./Ph.D. student (p = 0.024) and number of non-discussion hits (p = 0.045) retained significance.
Conclusions: This study demonstrates that a research methods course can be delivered to postgraduate healthcare students at least as successfully by an entirely online method in which students participate in online discussion as by a blended method in which students accessing web-based teaching material attend face-to-face seminar discussions. Increased online activity was associated with higher assignment marks. The study highlights new opportunities for educational research that arise from the use of virtual learning environments that routinely record the activities of learners and tutors.
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Web Survey Bibliography - United Kingdom (342)
- Using e-surveys to access the views of football fans within online communities; 2012; Gibbons, T., Nuttall, D.
- Coverage error in internet surveys Can fixed phones fix it?; 2012; Vicente, P., Reis, E.
- A Systematic Review of Studies Investigating the Quality of Data Obtained with Online Panels; 2012; Callegaro, M., Villar, A., Krosnick, J. A., Yeager, D. S.
- Recommendations for implementing online surveys and simple experiments in social and behavioural research...; 2012; Hewson, C. M.
- A taxonomy of paradata for web surveys and computer assisted self interviewing (Casi); 2012; Callegaro, M.
- Where gamification came from and why it could be here to stay; 2012; Ewing, T.
- Software Review: SurveySwipe; 2012; Macer, T.
- Gamification 101 - from theory to practice - part II ; 2012; Puleston, J.
- Gamification 101 - from theory to practice - part I ; 2012; Puleston, J.
- Survey methods in an age of austerity: Driving value in survey design; 2012; Williams, J.
- Collecting, Managing, and Assessing Data Using Sample Surveys; 2012; Stopher, P.
- Active-Q: Validation of the Web-Based Physical Activity Questionnaire Using Doubly Labeled Water; 2012; Bonn, S. E., Trolle-Lagerros, Y., Christensen, S. E., Moeller, E., Wright, A., Sjoelander, A., Baelter...
- Web versus Mail: The Influence of Survey Distribution Mode on Employees’ Response; 2012; Saunders, M. N. K.
- The GfK NOP Media Efficiency Panel; 2011; Moy, C. et al.
- Survey paradata: a review; 2011; Nicolaas, G.
- Self-administered mobile surveys; 2011; Bosnjak, M.
- Ratings and audience measurement; 2011; Napoli, P. M.
- Mass informed consent: Evidence on upgrading democracy with polls and new media; 2011; Simon, A. F.
- ISER working paper 2011-31. Is it a good idea to optimise question format for mode of data collection...; 2011; Nicolaas, G., Campanelli, P., Hope, S., Jaeckle, A., Lynn, P.
- Internet access quarterly update 2011 Q1; 2011
- Google and Kantar develop measurement panel; 2011
- Going online with assessment; 2011; Burke, E. et al.
- A picnic in the field; negotiating the presentation of the self in researcher/respondent relationships...; 2011; Parsons, J.
- The benefits and constraints of e-mail interviews and discussions as methods of accessing valid data; 2011; Roberts, A.
- 2011 Skills for Life Survey: Headline findings ; 2011
- The place for mobile research? Multi-mode studies of major cultural events; 2011; Conry, S., Atkinson, S.
- A classification of question characteristics relevant to measurement (error) and consequently important...; 2011; Campanelli, P., Nicolaas, G., Jaeckle, A., Lynn, P., Hope, S., Blake, M., Gray, M.
- Effect of interview modes on measurement of identity; 2011; Nandi, A., Platt, L.
- Maintaining Cross-Sectional Representativeness in a Longitudinal General Population Survey ; 2011; Lynn, P.
- Understanding Society Innovation Panel Wave 3: Results from Methodological Experiments; 2011; Burton, J., Budd, S., Gilbert, E., Jaeckle, A., McFall, S., Uhrig, S.C. N.
- The Effect of a Mixed Mode Wave on Subsequent Attrition in a Panel Survey: Evidence from the Understanding...; 2011; Lynn, P.
- Respondent engagement: using usability testing; 2011; Dowling, Z.
- Making it fit: how survey technology providers are responding to the challenges of handling web surveys...; 2011; Macer, T.
- Probably the Best Bias in the World?; 2011; Dent, T.
- Optimus Modus: Comparing interviewing modes for visitor surveys; 2011; Stanley, N., Jenkins, S.
- The development of the KubeMatrix™ as a mobile app for Market Research Online Communities; 2011; Birks, D. F., Wilson, D.
- First Equals Most Important? Order Effects in Vignette- Based Measurement; 2011; Auspurg, K., Jaeckle, A.
- Impact of Length or Relevance of Questionnaires on Attrition in Online Trials: Randomized Controlled...; 2011; McCambridge, J., Kalaitzaki, E., White, I. R., Khadjesari, Z., Murray, E., Linke, S., Thompson, S. G...
- Researching Personal Information on the Public Web - Methods and Ethics; 2011; Wilkinson, D., Thelwall, M.
- Twitter mood predicts the stock market.; 2011; Bollen, J., Mao, H., Zeng, X.-J.
- Using e-mail recruitment and an online questionnaire to establish effect size: A worked example ; 2011; Kirkby, H. M., Calver, M., Draper, H., Calvert, M., Wilson, S.
- Agreement between web-based and paper versions of a socio-demographic questionnaire in the NutriNet-...; 2011; Vergnaud, A. C., Touvier, M., Méjean, C., Kesse-Guyo, E., Pollet, C., Malon, A., Castetbon, K., Hercberg...
- The power of qualitative research in the era of social media; 2011; Branthwaite, A., Patterson, S.
- Mobile phones as an extension of the participant observer's self: Reflections on the emergent role...; 2011; Hein, W., O'Donohoe, S., Ryan, A.
- Collaborative systems for enhancing the analysis of social surveys: the Grid Enabled Specialist Data...; 2011; Lambert, P., Warner, G., Doherty, T., McCafferty, S., Watt, J., Comerford, M., Gayle, V., Tan, L.,...
- Quota Controls: Science or merely Sciencey?; 2011; Cape, P. J.
- Improving online surveys; 2011; Puleston, J.
- Can search engine advertising help access rare samples?; 2011; Nunan, D., Knox, S.
- The Changing Face of Trust in Health Websites; 2011; Sillence, L., Mo, P., Briggs, P., Harris, P. R.
- Some Researchers Do, Some Researchers Don’t: Reflections on Interdisciplinarity and Digital Social...; 2011; Pangbourne, K., Philip, L., Pignotti, E., Edwards, P.