Web Survey Bibliography
Many different response formats have been used in web-based survey to measure attitudes. Two common measures are numeric box entry and single response radio buttons. A newer technique has been the visual analog scale (VAS). In web-based surveys, respondents click on the line that best represents their position. Another common method often used in telephone surveys to measure attitudes has been a branching approach - first measure the direction of attitude and then the degree of attitude.
One issue in the use of attitude measures is the extent to which cultural and country differences in scale usage could influence responses. Some have suggested that the VAS or branching approaches may be measures that could minimize cultural biases. In this study we investigated branching, radio button, numeric box, and VAS attitudinal measures across multiple countries. Respondents were asked to indicate how much they liked doing a variety of behaviors using the scales assigned. They were then asked how often they engaged in the behavior in the past 30 days, which formed the primary criterion. We examined the length of time it took to complete the scales (branching and VAS took the longest), and will report on how response distributions were affected by response format and culture, and how response format affected criterion-related validity.
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Web Survey Bibliography - Terhanian, G. (31)
- An approach to selecting online respondents; 2013; Terhanian, G.
- Thinking Differently About How to Select Respondents for Surveys; 2012; Terhanian, G., Bremer, J.
- A Smarter Way to Select Respondents for Surveys; 2012; Terhanian, G., Bremer, J.
- Beyond the Blank-Canvas Approach ; 2010; Terhanian, G.
- Response Formats in Cross-cultural Comparisons in Web-based Surveys; 2009; Thomas, R. K.l, Terhanian, G., Funke, F.
- Changing times, changing modes: The future of public opinion polling?; 2008; Terhanian, G.
- Parallel Phone and Web-based Interviews: Effects of Sample and Weighting on Comparability and Validity...; 2008; Thomas, R. K., Krane, D., Taylor, H., Terhanian, G.
- Truth in measurement: Comparing Web Based interviewing Techniques; 2007; Couper, M. P., Terhanian, G., Bremer, J., Thomas, R. K.
- The Best of Intentions: Response Format Effects on Measures of Behavioral lntention ; 2007; Thomas, R. K., Klein, J. D., Behnke, C. S., Terhanian, G.
- Attitude Measurement in Phone and Online Surveys: Can Different Modes and Samples Yield Similar Results...; 2006; Thomas, R. K., Krane, D., Taylor, H., Terhanian, G.
- Multi-Mode Research and Data Linkage. Theoretical and Practical Advice; 2005; Terhanian, G.
- Comparing data from online and face-to-face surveys; 2005; Duffy, C., Smith, K., Terhanian, G., Bremer, J.
- Creative Applications of Selection Bias Modelling in Market Research; 2005; Terhanian, G., Bremer, J.
- Measuring television viewership through a multi-method approach; 2004; Terhanian, G., Bremer, J., Delaney, T. F., Thomas, R. K.
- Behavioral Intention Measurement: International Findings; 2004; Thomas, R. K., Terhanian, G., Bayer, L. R.
- Propensity Score Matching as a Bias Correction Method for Internet-based Studies; 2004; Bremer, J., Terhanian, G., Strange, P.
- Not Sure About "Don't Know"?: Effects of Response Choice in Mixed Mode Surveys; 2002; Terhanian, G., Thomas, R. K., Bremer, J., Smith, R.
- The record of internet-based opinion polls in predicting the results of 72 races in the November 2000...; 2001; Taylor, H., Bremer, J., Overmeyer, C., Siegel, J.W., Terhanian, G.
- Touchdown! Online polling scores big in November 2000; 2001; Terhanian, G., Bremer, J., Overmeyer, C., Siegel, J.W., Taylor, H.
- Using Internet polling to forecast the 2000 elections; 2001; Terhanian, G., Taylor, H., Bremer, J., Overmeyer, C., Siegel, J.W.
- Exploiting analytical advances. Minimizing the biases associated with Internet-based surveys of non-...; 2001; Terhanian, G., Thomas, R. K., Bremer, J., Smith, R.
- How To Ensure the Accuracy Of Internet Research; 2001; Terhanian, G.
- Reducing Error Associated with Non-Probability Sampling through Propensity Scores: Evidence from Election...; 2001; Terhanian, G., Marcus, S., Bremer, J., Smith, R.
- The Accuracy of Harris Interactive's Pre-Election Polls of 2000; 2001; Terhanian, G., Taylor, H., Bremer, J., Siegel, J.W., Smith, R.
- A Propensity Score Adjustment for Selection Bias in Online Surveys; 2000; Bremer, J., Terhanian, G., Smith, R.
- Advance to the Next Level: Online Methodologies and Best Practices; 2000; Terhanian, G.
- How To Produce Credible, Trustworthy Information Through Internet-Based Survey Research; 2000; Terhanian, G.
- Understanding Online Research: Lessons from the Harris Poll Online; 1999; Terhanian, G.
- Beyond Questions: Influences on Web Survey Testing; 1999; Terhanian, G., Jeavons, A.
- Heady Days Are Here Again. Online polling is rapidly coming of age; 1999; Taylor, H., Terhanian, G.
- Understanding the Online Population: Lessons from the Harris Poll and the Harris Poll Online; 1999; Black, G. S., Terhanian, G.