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 (460)
- 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.
- Estimating Propensity Adjustments for Volunteer Web Surveys; 2011; Valliant, R. L., Dever, J. A.
- Use these five Web-based approaches to shrink your research timelines, costs ; 2011; Cutler, A. D.
- Online qualitative approaches: an appraisal; 2011; Parker, K.
- The impact of next and back buttons on time to complete and measurement reliability in computer-based...; 2010; Gershon, R. C. et al.
- Research synthesis. AAPOR report on online panels; 2010; Brick, J. M. et al.
- Recruiting probability samples for a multi-mode research panel with Internet and mail components; 2010; Rao, K.
- Real ID. State of The Art Representative and Repeatable Online Samples. Behaviorally Profiled Respondents...; 2010; Gittelman, S. H., Trimarchi, E.
- Overview of data collection methodology; 2010
- Machines that lean how to code open ended survey data; 2010; Esuli, A., Sebastiani, F.
- Ekos' observation of MRIA study - Canadian online panels: similar or different?; 2010
- The Future of Internet Research; 2010; Lavrakas, P. J.
- Why are we trying to create new communities for market research purposes?; 2010; Pearson, C., Kateley, V.
- Online panel survey, Change and stability of political attitudes; 2010
- The Internet, Electoral Politics and Citizen Participation in Global Perspective; 2010; Gibson, R., Cantijoch, M.
- Challenges in Reaching Hard-to-Reach Groups in Internet Panel Research; 2010; Marchand, M., Vis, C.
- How Representative Are Online Panels? Problems of Coverage and Selection and Possible Solutions; 2010; Bethlehem, J., Scherpenzeel, A.
- True Longitudinal and Probability-Based Internet Panels: Evidence from the Netherlands; 2010; Das, M., Scherpenzeel, A.
- Continuity and Innovation in the Design of Understanding Society: the UK Household Longitudinal Study...; 2010; Laurie, H.
- Understanding Society Innovation Panel Wave 2: Results from Methodological Experiments ; 2010; Burton, J., Laurie, H., Uhrig, S.C. N.
- Update on the ARF’s Quality Enhancement Process (QeP); 2010; Pettit, R.
- From clipboards to online research communities; 2010; Poynter, R., Cierpicki, S., Lorch, J., Zuo, B., Davis, C., Eddy, C.
- Digital, Social Moms: Using Social Media to Increase Respondent Engagement and Decrease Recruiting Costs...; 2010; Stemberg, C., Rimmer, L., Weinstein, D.
- How is Emerging Technology/Web 2.0 Changing Gathering Consumer Feedback and the Delivery of Data? ; 2010; Price, K., Patel, N.
- Factorial Design on Survey Router Configuration Effect by Sample Source; 2010; Fawson, B., Johnson, E. P.
- Participant Satisfaction and Panel Member Retention; 2010; Portner, A.
- Conditioning Effects in Online Communities; 2010; Cape, P. J.
- Looking Beyond Quality Differences: How Do Consumer Buying Patterns Differ by Sample Source?; 2010; Baker-Prewitt, J.
- Recruiting Online Panel Members from a Mail survey in the General Population: Results from an Exploratory...; 2010; Reuband, K.H.
- An Examination of Panel Conditioning in an Advertising Tracking Study with Cross-Sectional Design; 2010; Anderson, A. J., Marsh, K. A., Turner, S., Marsh, S. M.
- Representing Seniors in an Online National Probability Panel Survey: Measuring Technology Attitudes...; 2010; Peugh, J., Mansfield, W., Wells, T., Semans, K.
- Communicating Disclosure Risk in Informed Consent Statements; 2010; Singer, E., Couper, M. P.
- Assessing the Accuracy of the Face-to-Face Recruited Internet Survey Platform: A Comparison of Behavioral...; 2010; Villar, A., Malka, A., Krosnick, J. A.