Web Survey Bibliography
Quantitative research requires probability sampling: that is a commonly accepted principle. Must we, however, always set aside the idea of a survey without sampling? This paper presents a survey that seeks to address this challenge.
ELVIRE is a survey conducted on 2006-2008 by the French National Demographic Institute, in order to investigate the languages used by the researchers working in the French public research Institutes and Universities. The survey has two parts, each with its own self-administered web questionnaire. The rst part (called Unit) aimed at surveying exhaustively the 4000 heads of the public research units; the second part (called Individual) targeted all researchers and PhD students working in these units.
The starting point of the sampling was a non-updated and incomplete database of the research units, including the name of their heads and some other information. Therefore the crucial task was update the units database, necessary for the rst part of the survey; and to nd the lists of their members, necessary for the sampling of the second part. The rst point was successfully completed and 54% of the heads lled out the questionnaire 54 CHAPTER 2. SAMPLING AND NONRESPONSE available on-line between December 2007 and March 2008. The second part, aimed at establishing an exhaustive list or a representative sample of the target population of the second survey, turned out to be impossible.
The paper will describe the strategies implemented to obtain a database or a representative sample of the research units members: requests to Universities and research Institutes to send us lists; requests to units heads to do so or to indicate a small number of persons according to objective criteria, etc.
The dierent eorts were not successful but they provided us with one third of the member lists even if not always completed and statistically representative. Thus, the Individual part of ELVIRE was conducted as an open, voluntarily jointed, survey based on a positive starting point of two databases: the list of units (with tting information) and the members lists already collected. Finally, almost 9000 questionnaires were lled out between November and December 2008.
The paper will also present the setting up of this open survey in order to maximize its diusion; contacting people as dierent as possible; estimating the distance between our respondents and a representative sample. So, a special eort was made to diuse the information to all the research units using the heads database. At the same time, we informed all the researchers listed in the second database (almost 35 000 persons) and diused the information across the Institutes, universities, professional associations, scienti c libraries etc. Some questions of the questionnaire were designed to measure the pro le and the degree of interest of the respondents. Finally, it will try to compare the respondents pro le with some already known external data on the composition of the research community.
Web Survey Bibliography - France (33)
- Research Intentions are Nothing without Technology: Mixed-Method Web Surveys and the Coberen Wall of...; 2013; Ganassali, S., Rodriguez-Santos, C.
- Google et Médiamétrie créent une audience bimédia; 2012; Gonzales, P.
- Combining web and face-to-face in travel surveys: comparability challenges?; 2012; Bayart, C., Bonnel, P.
- Mobile, webmail, desktops: Where are we viewing email now?; 2011
- DIME-SHS; 2011; Lesnard, L.
- Vademecum: COST instruments, Core Group Meeting; 2011
- How do Respondents Perceive a Questionnaire? The Contribution of Open-ended Questions; 2011; Markou, E., Garnier, B.
- Separation of selection bias and mode effect in mixed-mode survey – Application to the face-to...; 2011; Bayart, C., Bonnel, P.
- Comparison between web-based and paper versions of a self-administered anthropometric questionnaire; 2010; Touvier, M., Méjean, C., Kesse-Guyo, E., Malon, A.Castetbon, K., Hercberg, S., Pollet, C.
- Audipresse Premium: Using The Internet To Help Measure Press Readership ; 2009; Saint-Joanis, G., Néraudau, J.
- Methodological Tests On Online Research: Incidence Of Formal Aspects/Questionnaire Layout On The Results...; 2009; Schmutz, B., Lê Van Truoc, O.
- The mixing of survey modes: application to Laon web and face‐to‐face household travel survey...; 2009; Bayart, C., Bonnel, P.
- Individual Follow-up of the Target Population: the Plural Strategies of a Web Survey; 2009; Markou, E., de Cledat, B., Razafindratsima, N., Laurent, R., Issenhuth, P.
- What to do if Probability Sampling is Impossible in a Web Survey?; 2009; Markou, E., Razafindratsima, N., de Cledat, B., Issenhuth, P., Laurent, R.
- Response latency as an indicator of optimizing in online questionnaires; 2009; Callegaro, M., Yang, Y., Bhola, D. S., Dillman, D. A., Chin, T. -J.
- Acceptability of the use of new technologies by interviewees in surveys; 2009; Roux, S., Marchal, P., Armoogum, J.
- Anytime, Anywhere Mobile Interviewing: Comparing Mobile Voice and Web Response Patterns; 2009; Petit, F. C.
- The Influence of the Design of Web Survey Questionnaires on the Quality of Responses; 2008; Ganassali, S.
- Online access panels and tracking research. The conditioning issue; 2007; Nancarrow, C., Cartwright, T.
- Response Order Effects in International Online Surveys; 2006; Thomas, R. K., Greenfield, S., Bremer, J.
- Web surveys questionnaire design and quality of responses; 2006; Ganassali, S.
- Trust, Identity, and the Effects of Voting Technologies on Voting Behavior; 2005; Oostveen, A. M., Besselaar, P.
- Aux Abonnes Absents: Liste Rouge Et Telephone Portable Dans Les Enquetes En Population Generale Sur...; 2005; Beck, F., Legleye, S., Peretti-Watel, P.
- Sampling procedure, questionnaire design, online implementation; 2005; Jackob, N., Arens, J., Zerback, T.Jowell, R.; de Rouvray, C.
- Web surveying academics in seven European countries: challenges encountered; 2005; Smeenk, S., van Selm, M., Eisinga, R.
- Response effects in Europe; 2004; Basso Larsen, R., Rathod, S.
- Conducting market research using the Internet: the case of Xenon Laboratories; 2004; Lockett, A., Blackman, I.
- Asking about quantity and frequency of alcohol consumption before asking the CAGE questions produces...; 2004; Etter, J. -F.
- E-voting: participation, turn out, and digital divide; 2004; Oostveen, A.-M., Besselaar, P.
- Mobile phone in sample surveys; 2002; Roy, G., Vanheuverzwyn, A.
- Controlling the Uncontrollable. Towards the Perfect Web Sample; 1998; Dahlen, M.
- Web Interviewing. Validating the Application of Web Interviewing Using a Comparative Study on the Telephone...; 1998; Findlater, A., Kottler, R. E.
- Generalized raking procedures in survey sampling; 1993; Deville, J. C., Sarndal, C. E., Sautory, O.