Web Survey Bibliography
Health related websites are among the most used online sites. Searching for health related information is one of the main reasons for going online. It can be assumed that there is a connection between retrieving information from the internet and perceived competence in this area (as relevant factor for Empowerment).
The present study tries to analyze if there is a connection between Empowerment and information retracted through the internet to health related topics. The assumption being that individuals who are health oriented are more empowered when it comes to finding health relevant information than people who do not use the Internet for this purpose.
Two samples (online and offline) were surveyed exploring the connection between subjective psychological empowerment and health related internet use. The study utilized the Making Decision Scales (Rogers, 1997) and the Health Care Empowerment Questionnaire (Gagnon et al. 2006). Latent factors and psychometric qualities of the German translation were analyzed. An Online sample with 1203 participants (721 from Austria) was compared to an offline quota sample consisting of 300 individuals, considering the Austrian Internet Users Statistics. The online obtained data was evaluated by means of statistical inference, descriptive as well as structure-discovering (cluster analysis) procedures.
68% of the online sample uses the Internet for health related purposes, furthermore the study was able to show that 78% of the offline sample uses the internet when it comes to retrieving health related information. The study concludes that using the internet for health related purposes and discussing this information with professionals induces health related empowerment.
The results show that searching for health related information seems to enhance psychological empowerment. Furthermore the study shows that the individual’s confidence to find health related information boosts empowerment.
Reviewing these findings it needs to be noted, that it is imperative that online Information concerning health regarded topics is legitimate and reliable and that this ability to retrieve information can enhance empowerment. Therefore more focus should be laid on quality assessment of health related online information.
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Web Survey Bibliography - Internet access Panels (495)
- Quota Controls: Science or merely Sciencey?; 2011; Cape, P. J.
- Rich Profiles – Or: What's the problem with self-disclosure data?; 2011; Tress, F.
- Who are leaving our panel: panel attrition and personality traits; 2011; Marchand, M.
- Mobile Research Apps – Adding New Capabilities to Market Research; 2011; Rieber, D.
- The influence of personality traits and motives for joining on participation behavior in online panels...; 2011; Keusch, F.
- Asking sensitive questions in a recruitment interview for an online panel: the income question; 2011; Schaurer, I., Struminskaya, B., Kaczmirek, L., Bandilla, W.
- Determinants of access-panel participation: Recent experiences from the recruitment of members for a...; 2011; Engel, U., Bartsch, S., Vehre, H.
- Respondent Characteristics as Explanations for Uninformative Survey Response: Sources of Nondifferentiation...; 2011; Van Meurs, L., Klausch, L. T., Schoenbach, K.
- Individual differences in motivation to participate in online panels; 2011; Bruggen, E., Wetzels, M., de Ruyter, K., Schillewaert, N.
- In the market for an online panel? What clients need to know; 2011; Hartmann, S.
- DDI and the Lifecycle of Longitudinal Surveys; 2011; Hoyle, L., Wackerow, J.
- Dissemination of survey (meta)data in the LISS data archive; 2011; Streefkerk, M., Elshout, S.
- Does the direction of Likert-type scales influence response behavior in web surveys?; 2011; Keusch, F.
- Cognitive interviewing in web surveys: the use of probing questions in cross-national web surveys; 2011; Behr, D., Braun, M., Kaczmirek, L., Bandilla, W.
- Using propensity score matching to separate mode- and selection effects; 2011; Lugtig, P. J., Lensvelt-Mulders, G. J.
- Flexibility of Web Surveys: Probing 'do-not-know' over the Phone and on the Web; 2011; Hox, J., de Leeuw, E. D.
- Mobile-only – Persistent status or passage in the life course? Results from a Mobile Phone Panel...; 2011; Busse, B., Fuchs, M., Neuert, C.
- Ethical Dilemmas in Dealing with Web Paradata; 2011; Couper, M. P., Singer, E.
- Building Online Panels in the Social Media Age; 2011; Loeb, C.
- Mode Effect or Question Wording? Measurement Error in Mixed Mode Surveys; 2011; de Leeuw, E. D., Hox, J., Scherpenzeel, A.
- Data Collection in a Probability-Based Internet Panel: How the LISS Panel Was Built and How It Can Be...; 2011; Scherpenzeel, A.
- Comments on "Socially desirable crime reporting in victimization surveys"; 2011; Vollaard, B.
- Socially Desirable Crime Rates? A Dutch Study on Socially Desirable Responding and its Impact on the...; 2011; Heemskerk, M., van Wilsem, J.
- Framing Effects and Expected Social Security Claiming Behavior; 2011; Brown, J., Kapteyn, A., Mitchell, O. S.
- Building an Online Immigrant Panel: Response and Representativity; 2011; Scherpenzeel, A.
- ELIPSS: A New Mobile Web Panel for Social Scientists; 2011; Lesnard, L.
- Concept and Structure of the “German Internet Panel” (GIP); 2011; Blom, A. G., Gathmann, C., Riepe, C.
- Results from the Iterative Usability Testing of the American Community Survey (ACS); 2011; Ashenfelter, K. T., Hughes, T.
- Image effects on online survey respondents; 2011; Marinica, B.
- Usability testing of market research questionnaires; 2011; Coombe, R., Jarrett, C., Johnson, A.
- Applying maximum entropy weighting to on line panel data collection; 2011; Bianchi, A., Biffignandi, S., Hartmann, E., Sekhon, J.
- A Comparison Web Study to Examine Panel Reuse Effects in an Advertising Tracking Study; 2011; Brewer, L., Jacobe, A., Marsh, S. M., Turner, S., Vakalia, F.
- Quality of a probability-based online panel for the social sciences in Germany: first results.; 2011; Bandilla, W., Kaczmirek, L., Schaurer, I., Struminskaya, B.
- Answer behavior in a probability based internet panel; 2011; Vis, C., Wijnant, A.
- Can Tailor-made Questions Motivate Respondents in an Internet Panel?; 2011; Oudejans, M.
- Why do Internet panel members become inactive and how can they be re-activated?; 2011; Scherpenzeel, A.
- Noncoverage and Nonresponse in a Probability Based Mixed-Mode Access Panel; 2011; Bartsch, S., Engel, U., Vehre, H.,
- Surveying the General Population: Coverage bias in European Web Surveys; 2011; de Leeuw, E. D., Hox, J., Mohorko, A.
- Examination of Panel Conditioning Effects in a Web-Based 2007-2008 Election Study.; 2011; Dennis, J. M., Kruse, Y., Tompson, T.
- Response Quantity, Response Quality, and Costs of Building an Online Panel via Social Contacts.; 2011; Toepoel, V.
- The Use of Web Panels to Characterize Rare Conditions.; 2011; Boyle, J.
- Same Family, Different Planet: Comparing the Views of Teens and Parents on Their Relationship and Potential...; 2011; Vaughan, R., Feinstein, E. C., Peugh, J., Shand-Lubbers, J.
- Category Selection Probing in Online Access Panels.; 2011; Behr, D., Kaczmirek, L., Braun, M., Bandilla, W.
- Results of a Survey Experiment on Frequency Reporting: Religious Service Attendance from the 2010 ANES...; 2011; Debell, M., Figueroa, L.
- Are you who you say you are? Using a Multisource Cross-validation Methodology for Panel Membership Information...; 2011; Rao, K., Dolson, T., Kinnucan, M.
- Differential Sampling Based on Historical Individual-Level Data in Online Panels.; 2011; Kelly, R. H.
- How Can We Believe What They Say? The Role of Missing and Validating Data in Panelists; 2011; Rao, K.
- Re-Examining the Validity of Different Survey Modes for Measuring Public Opinion in the U.S.: Findings...; 2011; Ansolabehere, S.; Fraga, B.; Schaffner, B. F.
- Does question order influence sensitivity to scope? Empirical findings from a web-based contingent valuation...; 2011; Nielsen, J. S., Kjaer, T.
- Formative Research on MySpace: Online Methods to Engage Hard-to-Reach Populations ; 2011; Levine, D., Madsen, A., Wright, E., Barar, R. E., Santelli, J., Bull, S.