Web Survey Bibliography
As informal learning in virtual social spaces is becoming more important, it is necessary to gain a deeper understanding about personal learning strategies to facilitate developing adequate supportive educational scenarios.
Those users of virtual web-based communities who read messages from other users, but do not or rarely post messages themselves are commonly referred to as non-posters or lurkers. Informal learning in virtual communities is usually modelled according to Wenger’s concept of “Communities of Practice”. Although Wenger sees different participation levels and trajectories, focus of educational research is mostly on legitimate peripheral participation as a path to full active membership. In this perspective, learning processes are closely related to active participation and lurking is hardly ever considered to be a legitimate personal learning strategy. Thus, lurkers are generally ignored by educational research, although they constitute the majority of users in mailing lists and message boards. The paper will present results of explorative case studies on individual lurking strategies and discuss to what degree the lurking strategies can be seen as having an impact on individual learning strategies.
Central questions for data collection and interpretation are:
•Which individual informational strategies of non-posters can be identified in regard to virtual communities?
•How do non-posters view their use of and participation in virtual communities in terms of information, learning and membership?
•How is the interplay between online and offline contacts, posting and lurking practices organized?
Each of the ten cases is represented by one person and includes different data sources: as semi-structured interviews, questionnaires on personal information environments, learning diaries and optional additional data like personal bookmarks or search histories. First results of the data analysis indicate that usage of virtual communities is seen as informal learning activity (non-posting as well as posting). Furthermore, a sense of community can exist without posting activities and is not necessarily connected to one online source but rather to a community of practice with several online and offline resources. Noticeable is also that very different approaches to and practices within virtual communities can be identified for different roles and contexts.
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Web Survey Bibliography - Education (146)
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- Using interactive feedback to enhance response quality in Web surveys. The case of open-ended questions...; 2013; Emde, M., Fuchs, M.
- Reducing Response Order Effects in Check-All-That-Apply Questions by Use of Dynamic Tooltip Instructions...; 2013; Kunz, T., Fuchs, M.
- Ethics, privacy and data security in web-based course evaluation; 2013; Salaschek, M., Meese, C., Thielsch, M.
- Speed (necessarily) doesn’t kill: A new way to detect survey satisficing; 2012; Garland, P. et al.
- Social research in online context: methodological reflections on web surveys from a case study; 2012; Pandolfini, V.
- What can be said about quality in the Central Population Register based on a self-completion survey...; 2012; Falnes-Dalheim, E., Pedersen, H. E.
- Boosting Web pick-up Rates by referring to Compliance Principles ; 2012; Falnes-Dalheim, E., Haraldsen, G., Sundvoll, A.
- Ebook readings jumps, print book reading declines; 2012; Rainie, L., Duggan, M.
- Prenotification, Incentives, and Survey Modality: An Experimental Test of Methods to Increase Survey...; 2012; Tepper, J. R., Jacob, B.
- Does survey experience affect respondents’ reported level of satisfaction?; 2012; Schultz Christensen, A., Ladenburg, J.
- Nonresponse and Online Student Evaluations of Teaching: Understanding the Inﬂuence of Salience...; 2012; Adams, M. J. D., Umbach, P. D.
- What are the Odds? Lotteries versus Cash Incentives. Response Rates, Cost and Data Quality for a Web...; 2012; Stevenson, J., Dykema, J., Klein, L., Cyffka, K., Goldrick-Rab, S.
- Exploring the impact of animation-based questionnaire on conducting a web-based educational survey and...; 2012; Chien, Y.-T., Chang, C.-Y.
- Effects of number of response options in web surveys: The role of verbal labels; 2012; Thorsdottir, F., Fuchs, M., Jonsdottir, J.
- Asking Sensitive Questions in Online Surveys: An Experimental Comparison of the Randomized Response...; 2012; Diekmann, A., Hoeglinger, M., Jann, B.
- Use of incentives and web-based administration for surveying student alcohol and substance use in an...; 2012; Onoye, J. M., Goebert, D., Nishimura, S.
- Toward wiser public judgment; 2011; Yankelovich, D., Friedman, W.
- GRE® program announces big benefits and big savings for GRE® test takers worldwide; 2011
- A course is a course is a course: Factor invariance in student evaluation of online, blended and face...; 2011; Dziuban, C. D., Moskal, P.
- A National Profile of Teacher Education Faculty: The Construction of an Online Survey; 2011; Graber, K. C., Erwin, H., Woods, A. M., Rhoades, J., Zhu, W.
- How do Respondents Perceive a Questionnaire? The Contribution of Open-ended Questions; 2011; Markou, E., Garnier, B.
- In the Face of Declining Budgets: The Student Experience at Washington State University ; 2011; Allen, T., Dillman, D. A., Garza, B., Millar, M. M.
- Examining Response Rates and Patterns in a Multimode Experiment: A Study of Department Chairs/Heads...; 2011; Foster, K. N., Gaughan, M.
- Exploring Visual Design Effects In Web Survey Questions. An Experimental Study Using Animated Answer...; 2011; Emde, M., Fuchs, M.
- Display Matters: A Test of Visual Display Options in a Web-Based Survey.; 2011; Romano Bergstrom, J. C., Chen, J. M., Gilbert, T. R., Jans, M.
- Minimizing Item Nonresponse in a School-based Web Survey of High School Students.; 2011; Burns, L., Dever, J.
- Which Technologies Do Respondents Use in Online Surveys – An International Comparison?; 2011; Kaczmirek, L., Behr, D., Bandilla, W.
- Mode Effect Analysis - Paper Respondents vs. Web Respondents in the 2004-05 Teacher Follow-up Survey; 2011; Aritomi, T., Hill, J.
- An experiment to test the feasibility and quality of a web-based questionnaire of teachers; 2011; Tepper, J. R.
- Sponsor Prominence and Responses Patterns to an Online Survey; 2011; Boulianne, J. S., Klofstad, C. A., Basson, D.Boulianne, S. J.
- The weirdest people in the world?; 2010; Heine, S. J., Henrich, J., Norenzayan, A.
- Codebook and explanatory note on the WageIndicator dataset ; 2010; Tijdens, K., van Zijl, S., Hughie-Williams, M., van Klaveren, M., Steinmetz, S.
- Web Surveys when Databases have Incomplete Email Records: The Impact of Modifying the Method of Respondent...; 2010; Elasmar, M. G.
- An Experiment to Test the Feasibility and Quality of a Web-Based Questionnaire of Teachers; 2010; Jacob, R., Scott, L., Rowan, B.
- Mode Effect Analysis: Paper respondents vs. Web respondents in the 2004-05 Teacher Follow-up Survey; 2010; Aritomi, T., Hill, J.
- L’uso di Internet nella ricerca sociale: vantaggi e svantaggi di una web survey; 2010; Pandolfini, V.
- The impact of incentives and interview methods on response quantity and quality in diary- and booklet...; 2010; Bonke, J., Fallesen, P.
- Color red in web-based knowledge testing; 2010; Gnambs, T., , Batinic, B.Appel, M.
- Exploring the feasibility of an online contextualised animation-based questionnaire for educational...; 2010; Chien, Y.-T., Chang, C.-Y.
- Does Visual Appeal Matter? Effects of Web Survey Aesthetics on Survey Quality; 2010; Mahon-Haft, T., Dillman, D. A.
- Differences in responses to Web and paper surveys among school professionals; 2010; Yetter, G., Capaccioli, K.
- Web-based versus paper-based data collection for the evaluation of teaching activity: empirical evidence...; 2010; Lalla, M., Ferrari, D.
- Response format effects on measurement of employment; 2009; Thomas, R. K., Dillman, D. A., Smyth, J. D.
- College Experiences Survey: Methodological Summary. Final Report; 2009; DesRoches, D., Hall, J. W., Santos, B.
- Exploration of secondary students’ creativity by integrating web-based technology into an innovative...; 2009; Jang, S.- J.
- An experiment on the effects of non-response reweighting on estimators' precision in a web survey; 2009; Fabrizi, E., Biffignandi, S., Toninelli, D.
- A recipe for effective participation rates for web-based surveys ; 2009; Bennett, L.; Nair, C. S.
- Informal Learning in Virtual Communities. Individual Practice between Information Retrieval, Observation...; 2009; Kahnwald, N.
- Engaging faculty through collection development utilizing online survey tools ; 2009; Jensen, K.