Web Survey Bibliography
The present analysis has been made possible by the survey on graduates' condition that is carried out every year by the Inter
‐universities Consortium ALMALAUREA1. The survey makes it possible to analyse the most recent labour market trends through an examination of the career opportunities available for the Italian graduates of the universities taking part in the Consortium during the 5 years on from graduation. All graduates are contacted 1, 3 and 5 years on from graduation. More specifically, the data have been collected during the last survey conducted by ALMALAUREA in 2008 (over 287,000 graduates examined). This survey also involved all first and second level (=cycle of the Bologna Process) graduates from the class of 2007 (about 140,000). The huge number of graduates involved has determined the necessity to use survey methods that allow the reduction of costs and duration. This objective has been achieved through the introduction of two survey methods: CAWI and CATI. More precisely, the graduates having a mailbox (85% of the cohort) have been emailed and asked to answer to a questionnaire on the web site of ALMALAUREA. The survey procedure also included two e‐mail reminders. Afterwards, all graduates who had not answered to the online questionnaire have been contacted by phone. ‐to‐entry into the labour market and so on. These pieces of information are integrated by the huge quantity of data on the sociodemographic characteristics of graduates (e.g. social origins, gender, age), pre‐university studies, academic studies (e.g. degree course, graduation mark) and further experiences made during studies (foreign languages and IT skills, internships, study experiences made abroad and work experiences). It is possible that the survey methods used may have influenced the answer given by graduates. In other words, since the information have been collected through different survey tools (CAWI and CATI), they may have caused distortions that are not casual. For example, the presence/absence of interviewers is an important determinant for the quality of the information collected. On the other hand, because of the cultural level of the cohort involved in the interview, the contribution given by the interviewer may be limited; in some cases it may even be counterproductive, since they may influence the answer of the graduates. In consideration of the complexity of the subject that is dealt with, it has become important to determine if there are significant differences between the answers given by those who filled in the online questionnaire and those who gave their answers during the telephone interview. This need has also been confirmed by the fact that these two groups of graduates have also turned out during some preliminary analysis to be different in terms of their studies and area of residence. The method for evaluating an error deriving from a differentiated treatment (CATI or CAWI) will be developed by following a particular approach that is referred to the typical notions of the so‐called “causal inference”. This problem may be faced by referring to the approach proposed by Rosembaum and Rubin (1983), that is known as propensity score. The authors demonstrate that, having in hand several information which characterise the individuals and which are related to the time that preceded the treatment, it is possible to create groups of individuals having similar characteristics. These groups are, therefore, theoretically deconditioned by the kind of undergone treatment. Within this groups of individuals it is possible to compare the target variable (e.g. the occupational status) among those who have undergone the treatment and those who have not or just have undergone a different treatment. ALMALAUREA has also implemented a monitoring system of selection bias due to different data collection techniques. In this system an innovative approach was used (Camillo and D’Attoma, 2008). It involves a data transformation that allows measuring and testing in an automatic and multivariate way the presence of selection bias. The aim of ALMALAUREA is to measure and eventually to evaluate the effect of the undergone treatment on the answers given by graduates.
The survey enabled us to collect the main information related to academic and work experiences made after graduation: employment condition at the time of the interview, characteristics of the job (contract, branch of activity, earning), time
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Web Survey Bibliography - Italy (94)
- The challenge of a mixed-mode design survey and new IT tools application: the case of the Italian Structure...; 2013; Cardinaleschi, S., De Santis, S., Rocci, F., Spinelli, V.
- The Design of the Online Questionnaire of the Italian Population Census ; 2013; Tininini, L., Virgillito, A.
- The behaviour of respondents while filling in a web questionnaire: the case of the Italian business...; 2013; Masselli, M., Nuccitelli, A.
- A web-based Census of services: an ISTAT evolutionary study ; 2013; Cesaro, A., Palazzi, B., Paterniti, M., Ranaldi, P.
- A web based management system for addressing census complexity: the Italian experience; 2013; Bruno, M., Giacummo, M., Silipo, M., Vaste, G.
- Online Survey on Twitter: A Urological Experience; 2013; Dal Moro, F.
- Web Panel Representativeness; 2013; Bianchi, A., Biffignandi, S.
- Measuring the impact of the Web: Rasch modelling for survey evaluation; 2013; Annoni, P., Weziak-Bialowolska, D., Farhan, H.
- Responsive design for mixed-mode panel data; 2013; Bianchi, A., Biffignandi, S.
- Adjusting for bias in a mixed-mode CAWI survey on University students ; 2013; Clerici, R., Giraldo, A.
- Comparative analysis of data from web and face-to-face surveys. A case study on e-commerce in young...; 2013; Cappello, C., Pellegrino, D.
- Online Survey Participation via Mobile Devices: implications for nonresponse; 2013; Poggio, T., Bosnjak, M.
- The Relation of Survey Topic and Participation Behavior. Analyzing Unit Nonresponse using web-generated...; 2013; Zillmann, D., Schmitz, A., Blossfeld, H. P.
- A walking exercise on a tightrope: trying to balance coverage, probabilistic sampling and the costs...; 2013; Poggio, T.
- Sampling, Channels, and Contact Strategies in Internet Survey; 2013; Macrì, E., Tessitore, C.
- Norme di qualita' Assirm (Assirm quality rules]; 2012
- Social research in online context: methodological reflections on web surveys from a case study; 2012; Pandolfini, V.
- The re-engineering of the Structural Earnings survey process: Mixed - Mode data collection and new E...; 2012; Cardinaleschi, S., De Santis, S., Rocci, F., Spinelli, V.
- Survey Data Collection and Integration; 2012; Davino, C., Fabbris, L.
- Online Data Collection in the Agro-Food Sector; 2012; Biffignandi, S., Artaz, R.
- Mobile Survey Participation Rates in Commercial Market Research: A Meta-Analysis; 2012; Bosnjak, M., Poggio, T., Becker, K. R., Funke, F., Wachenfeld, A., Fischer, B.
- Panel retention rate and data quality: experimental results drawing on Reciprocity design; 2012; Biffignandi, S., Artaz, R.
- Web Surveys: Methodological Problems and Research Perspectives; 2012; Biffignandi, S., Bethlehem, J.
- About Web Surveys ; 2012; Bethlehem, J., Biffignandi, S.
- Errors in Web Surveys; 2012; Bethlehem, J., Biffignandi, S.
- Sampling for Web Surveys.; 2012; Bethlehem, J., Biffignandi, S.
- A Generalized System for Aided Development and Monitoring of Web Surveys; 2011; Torelli, R.
- Using survey data collection as a tool for improving the survey process; 2011; Biffignandi, S., Perani, G., Laureti, A.
- The Main Innovations of Data Editing and Imputation for the 2010 Italian Agricultural Census ; 2011; Bianchi, G., Lipsi, R. M., Ruocco, G., Salvatore, M. A.
- Facebook sampling methods: some methodological proposals; 2011; Macrì, E., Tessitore, C.
- Errors within web-based surveys: a comparison between two different tools for the analysis of tourist...; 2011; Polizzi, G., Oliveri, A. M.
- Applying maximum entropy weighting to on line panel data collection; 2011; Bianchi, A., Biffignandi, S., Hartmann, E., Sekhon, J.
- Use of new technologies in social research: Self-administered mobile surveys; 2011; Bosnjak, M.
- Internet Survey Methodology: Recent Trends and Developments ; 2011; Biffignandi, S.
- Modeling non-sampling errors and participation in Web surveys; 2010; Biffignandi, S.
- Influence of Outliers on Some Multiple Imputation Methods; 2010; Quintano, C., Castellano, R., Rocca, A.
- L’uso di Internet nella ricerca sociale: vantaggi e svantaggi di una web survey; 2010; Pandolfini, V.
- A Web-Based Versus Paper Questionnaire on Alcohol and Tobacco in Adolescents; 2010; Lygidakis, C., Rigon, S., Cambiaso, S., Bottoli, E., Cuozzo, F., Bonetti, S., Della Bella, C., Marzo...
- Web-based macroseismic survey in Italy: method validation and results; 2010; Sbarra P., Tosi, P., De Rubeis, V.
- Web-based versus paper-based data collection for the evaluation of teaching activity: empirical evidence...; 2010; Lalla, M., Ferrari, D.
- Young people, the Internet and Political Participation: Findings of a web survey in Italy, Spain and...; 2009; Calenda, D., Meijer, A.
- Web based macroseismic survey: fast information exchange and elaboration of seismic intensity effects...; 2009; De Rubeis, V., Sbarra P., Sorrentino, D., Tosi, P.
- Factors Contributing to Participation in Web‐based Surveys among Italian University Graduates; 2009; Cimini, C., Girottu, C., Gasperoni, G.
- Integration of different data collection techniques using the propensity score; 2009; Camillo, F., Conti, V., Ghiselli, S.
- Modelling online survey participation among Italian university graduates ; 2009; Cimini, C., Girotti, C., Gasperoni, G.
- Coverage rates of mobile telephones and the Internet in Italy ; 2009; Fabbris, L., Gorelli, S.
- An experiment on the effects of non-response reweighting on estimators' precision in a web survey; 2009; Fabrizi, E., Biffignandi, S., Toninelli, D.
- Anticipated estimation from a panel Web survey: the case of the presence of tourists in the Province...; 2009; Scaffai, G., Pratesi, M.
- The Electronic Questionnaire Experience in Business Surveys: mode effects on quality and on response...; 2009; Biffignandi, S., Siesto, G., Zeli, A.
- The new IT environment for the Italian consumer price survey; 2009; Giannini, R., Polidoro, F., Sgamba, A. M., Silipo, M., Spagnuolo, F., Virgillito, A.