Web Survey Bibliography
The European Social Survey, now in its fourth round, insists on face-to-face interviewing in all countries to encourage equivalence of data. But with response rates under increasing pressure and fieldwork costs increasing, alternative data collection modes (including mixed modes) are now under active consideration.
Any change in mode, whether to another single mode or a mixed mode design, may have an impact not only on cross-national comparability but on the time series. As a result the ESS is undertaking a programme of research into mixed mode data collection in order to ensure that, if a change in data collection mode is made, the effects are known and minimised. The first phases of research examined the extent and cause of differential measurement error across modes. The focus then turned to the feasibility of conducting the ESS, an hour-long questionnaire, by telephone, and the effect of length of interview on response rates and data quality.
The latest piece of research investigates the feasibility of using mixed mode data collection on the ESS, a general population survey. The type of mixed mode design being considered in this experiment is one where different members of the same sample answer the same questions in different modes. The research focuses in particular on the response rates, costs and data quality of two different mixed mode designs; one sequential and one concurrent, compared with the main face-to-face survey. The concurrent design offers respondents the choice of mode (face-to-face or telephone interview or web self-completion) while in the sequential design respondents are offered the cheapest mode (web self-completion) first, followed by telephone and then face-to-face interviews. These designs offer the possibility of reducing (or at least better managing) costs, increasing response rates and reducing nonresponse bias.
This paper will describe the experimental design and discuss the practical implications of a possible future switch to a mixed mode design, such as questionnaire adaptation, available sample frames, and contacting sample members. The paper will then present some initial results, including response rate comparisons.
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Web Survey Bibliography - Other CASIC (529)
- Experiences from a probability-based Internet panel: Sample, recruitment and participation; 2013; Scherpenzeel, A.
- Using paradata to explore item-level response times in surveys; 2012; Couper, M. P., Kreuter, F.
- Specialized Tools for Measuring Past Events ; 2012; Belli, R. F.
- Modes of Data Collection; 2012; Tourangeau, R.
- Mode and non-response effects and their treatment; 2012; Chrysanthopoulos, S., Georgostathi, A.
- The World's Simplest Survey Microsimulator (WSSM); 2012; Karr, A. F., Cox, L. H.
- Latent class analysis of response inconsistencies across modes of data collection; 2012; Yan, T., Kreuter, F., Tourangeau, R.
- “I think I know what you did last summer” Improving data quality in panel surveys; 2012; Lugtig, P. J.
- A report on the Confirmit Market Research Software Survey ; 2012; Macer, T., Wilson, S.Wilson, Sheila
- Assessing the Mode-dependency of Survey Response and Non-response Bias; 2012; Klausch, L. T., Hox, J., Schouten, B.
- Using Text-to-Speech (TTS) for Audio-CASI; 2012; Couper, M. P., Kirgis, N., Buageila, S., Berglund, P.
- Cell Sample Demographics under Alternative Dual-Frame Sample Designs; 2012; Montgomery, R., Morrison, H., Zeng, W., Wolter, K., Blumberg, S. J., O'Connor, K.
- Disentangling Mode and Nonresponse Effects in the World Trade Center Health Registry; 2012; Murphy, J., Brackbill, R., Yu, S., Wu, D., Walker, D., Turner, L., Stellman, S., Miller, S., Saleska...
- Does Mode Matter? Initial Evidence from the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES); 2012; Blumenstiel, J. E., Rossmann, J.
- The Representativity of Web Surveys of the General Population compared to Traditional Modes and Mixed...; 2012; Klausch, L. T., Schouten, B., Hox, J.
- Proposed Indicators to Assess Interviewer Performance (IP) in CATI Surveys; 2011; Laflamme, F.
- Web based CATI on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and VirtualBox using queXS; 2011; Zammit, A.
- Web/Cloud Based CATI Using queXS; 2011; Zammit, A.
- When Referring to Mode, Is Expressed Preference the Same as Reality?; 2011; Denk, K.
- Three Era's of Survey Research; 2011; Groves, R. M.
- Testing a single mode vs a mixed mode design; 2011; Laaksonen, S.
- The role of visual and aural stimuli in producing mode effects on answers to survey questions; 2011; Lynn, P., Hope, S., Campanelli, P., Nandi, A., Nicolaas, G., Jaeckle, A.
- Causes of Mode Effects on Survey Measurement ; 2011; Lynn, P., Campanelli, P., Nicolaas, G., Hope, S., Nandi, A., Jaeckle, A.
- Separating selection from mode effects when switching from single (CATI) to mixed mode design (CATI /...; 2011; Carstensen, J., Kriwy, P., Krug, G., Lange, C.
- Testing between-mode measurement invariance under controlled selectivity conditions; 2011; Klausch, L. T.
- A Comparison of CAPI and PAPI through a Randomized Field Experiment; 2011; De Weerdt, J.
- Changing research methods in Ukraine: CATI or Mixed-Mode Surveys?; 2011; Paniotto, V., Kharchenko, N.
- Drop-out rates during completion of an occupation search tree in web-surveys; 2011; Tijdens, K.
- Completing Web Surveys on Cell-enabled iPads.; 2011; Dayton, J., Driscoll, H.
- Use these five Web-based approaches to shrink your research timelines, costs ; 2011; Cutler, A. D.
- Comparing the Accuracy of RDD Telephone Surveys and Internet Surveys Conducted with Probability and...; 2011; Yeager, D. S., Krosnick, J. A., Chang, L. C., Javitz, H. S., Levindusky, M. S., Simpser, A.; Wang, R...
- The impact of next and back buttons on time to complete and measurement reliability in computer-based...; 2010; Gershon, R. C. et al.
- Lessons from a Randomised Experiment with Mixed-Mode Designs for a Household Panel Survey; 2010; Lynn, P., Uhrig, S.C. N., Burton, J.
- Statistics Canada's Process Automation of On-line Survey Development and CATI Data Integration; 2010; Dubois, M.-A.
- Operational Aspects of Recruiting High Internet Users via a CATI Screening on an RDD Frame; 2010; Batra, P.
- Uses of YouTube, and Other Web 2.0 Applications, in Data Collection; 2010; Franklin, J.
- Long-Term Efficacy of Sequential Mixed-Mode Designs on Response Rates and Cost in a Panel Survey; 2010; Levenstein, R. M., Barber, J. S., Gatny, H. H.
- Completing Web Surveys on Smart Phones; 2010; Dayton, J. J., Freedner, N., Hannah, K.
- Statistical foundations of cell-phone surveys; 2010; Wolter, K., Smith, P., Blumberg, S. J.
- Self-administered mobile surveys: Usability and (non)participation; 2010; Scherrer, S., Bosnjak, M.
- The impact of incentives and interview methods on response quantity and quality in diary- and booklet...; 2010; Bonke, J., Fallesen, P.
- Computer Literacy and the Accuracy of Substance Use Reporting in an ACASI Survey; 2010; Johnson, T. P., Fendrich, M., Mackesy-Amiti, M. E.
- A report on the 2009 Globalpark Market Research Software Survey; 2010; Macer, T., Wilson, S.
- Web-based versus paper-based data collection for the evaluation of teaching activity: empirical evidence...; 2010; Lalla, M., Ferrari, D.
- Understanding the Willingness to Participate in Mobile Surveys: Exploring the Role of Utilitarian, Affective...; 2010; Bosnjak, M., Metzger, G., Graef, L.
- Mode and Context Effects in Measuring Household Assets; 2010; van Soest, A., Kapteyn, A.
- Improving the response rate and quality in Web-based surveys through the personalization and frequency...; 2010; Muñoz-Leiva, F., Sánchez-Fernández, J., Montoro-Ríos, F. J., Ibáñez-Zapata, J. A.
- College Experiences Survey: Methodological Summary. Final Report; 2009; DesRoches, D., Hall, J. W., Santos, B.
- Cell Phone Mainly Households: Coverage and Reach for Telephone Surveys Using RDD Landline Samples; 2009; Boyle, J., Lewis, F., Tefft, B.
- Cell-Phone-Only Voters in the 2008 Exit Poll and Implications for Future Noncoverage Bias ; 2009; Mokrzycki, M., Keeter, S., Kennedy, C.