Web Survey Bibliography
To evaluate the effectiveness of pre-notification and pleading invitations in Web surveys by embedding a randomized controlled trial (RCT) in a Web-based survey.
Study Design and Setting
E-mail addresses of 569 authors of published maternal health research were randomized in a 2×2 factorial trial of a pre-notification vs. no pre-notification e-mail and a pleading vs. a non-pleading invitation e-mail. The primary outcome was completed response rate, and the secondary outcome was submitted response rate (which included complete and partial responses).
Pleading invitations resulted in 5.0% more completed questionnaires, although this difference did not reach statistical significance [odds ratio (OR) 1.23; 95% confidence interval (CI): 0.86, 1.74; P = 0.25]. Pre-notification did not increase the completion rate (OR 1.04; 95% CI 0.73, 1.48; P = 0.83). Response was higher among authors who had published in 2006 or later (OR 2.07; 95% CI: 1.43, 2.98; P = 0.001). There was some evidence that pre-notification was more effective in increasing submissions from authors with recent publications (P = 0.04).
The use of a “pleading” tone to e-mail invitations may increase response to a Web-based survey. Authors of recently published research are more likely to respond to a Web-based survey.
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Web Survey Bibliography - 2011 (567)
- Building an Online Immigrant Panel: Response and Representativity; 2011; Scherpenzeel, A.
- ELIPSS: A New Mobile Web Panel for Social Scientists; 2011; Lesnard, L.
- Drop-out rates during completion of an occupation search tree in web-surveys; 2011; Tijdens, K.
- Concept and Structure of the “German Internet Panel” (GIP); 2011; Blom, A. G., Gathmann, C., Riepe, C.
- Web survey and embedded intervention on emergency department personnel perceptions of role in patient...; 2011; Bertsch, K. S., Boss, R. M., Cousins, A. C., Gardiner, F. G., Gibbs, F. J., Jay, G. D., Kobayashi, T...
- Effects of Incentives and Prenotification on Response Rates and Costs in a National Web Survey of Physicians...; 2011; Bonham, V., Day, B., Dykema, J., Sellers, S., Stevenson, J.
- A Web Survey Program Based on Computer Technology and Its Application to Evaluation Model about Youth...; 2011; Song, M., Song, Y-G., Yang, T.
- Nonsampling errors in dual frame telephone surveys ; 2011; Brick, J. M., Flores Cervantes, I., Lee, S., Norman, G.
- Teens Ask Doctors on the Internet: A One-Year Survey of an Adolescent Health Internet Forum ; 2011; Hardoff, D., Rigler, S.
- Conceptualizing the value of Web content in marketing research; 2011; Chang, J.
- Do millennial undergraduates’ views of writing differ when surveyed online versus on paper? ; 2011; Kim, H., Musallam, A. B., Schallert, D. L.
- Reliability and validity of self-reported burnout in college students: A cross randomized comparison...; 2011; Bonafé, F. S. S., Campos, J. A. D. B., Jordani, P. C., Lucindo Zucoloto, M., Maroco, J.
- Measurement invariance in training evaluation: Old question, new context; 2011; P., Gissel, A., Stoughton, J. W., Whelan, T. J.Clark, A. P.
- Comparison of Web and Mail Responses in a Census of Swedish Local Political Representatives; 2011; Gilljam, M., Granberg, D., Holm, B., Persson, M., Karlsson, D., Sundell, A.
- Towards Usage of Avatar Interviewers in Web Surveys; 2011; Jans, M., Malakhoff, L.
- Handbook of Nonresponse in Household Surveys ; 2011; Bethlehem, J., Cobben, F., Schouten, B.
- Investigating Change: Web-based Analyses of US Census and American Community Survey Data; 2011; Frey, W. H.
- Are Internet surveys an alternative to face-to-face interviews in contingent valuation? ; 2011; Lindhjem, H. Navrud, S,
- Non-response bias in a web-based health behaviour survey of New Zealand tertiary students; 2011; Connor, J., Kypri, K., Langley, J. D., Maclennan, B., Samaranayaka, A.
- Dropout in Web-based studies: Methodology; 2011; Reips, U. -D.
- Why do respondents drop-out from online surveys? Results from follow-up surveys in the German Longitudinal...; 2011; Blumenstiel, J. E., Roßmann, J., Steinbrecher, M.
- Is it what you say, or how you say it? Exploring the effects of email messages for online panel surveys...; 2011; Fazekas, Z. Krouwel, A. Wall, M. T.
- Large Companies, Multiple Surveys: The Promise and Challenge of Web (Survey) 2.0; 2011; Tuttle, A.
- Observations about Respondent Behaviors and Survey Data from a Web Survey Commissioned by the U.S. Food...; 2011; Lin, C. T. J.
- Web Surveys: Re-(Search) for an Appropriate Design; 2011; Blanke, K.
- What We Know About Our Online Respondents…And How We Plan to Use That Knowledge; 2011; Gottschall, C.
- Reliability and Validity of self-reported Burnout in college students: A cross randomized comparison...; 2011; Bonafé, F. S. S., Campos, J. A. D. B., Jordani, P. C., Lucindo Zucoloto, M., Maroco, J.
- Results from the Iterative Usability Testing of the American Community Survey (ACS); 2011; Ashenfelter, K. T., Hughes, T.
- Left feels right! The optimal position of answer boxes in Web surveys; 2011; Galesic, M., Kaczmirek, L., Lenzner, T., Merkert, M.
- Image effects on online survey respondents; 2011; Marinica, B.
- Usability testing of market research questionnaires; 2011; Coombe, R., Jarrett, C., Johnson, A.
- Detecting the unconscious: Eye Tracking in pretesting questionnaires; 2011; Tries, S.
- Applying maximum entropy weighting to on line panel data collection; 2011; Bianchi, A., Biffignandi, S., Hartmann, E., Sekhon, J.
- A Comparison Web Study to Examine Panel Reuse Effects in an Advertising Tracking Study; 2011; Brewer, L., Jacobe, A., Marsh, S. M., Turner, S., Vakalia, F.
- Quality of a probability-based online panel for the social sciences in Germany: first results.; 2011; Bandilla, W., Kaczmirek, L., Schaurer, I., Struminskaya, B.
- Are reluctant panelists worth the effort? Analysis of measurement error in a probability-based Internet...; 2011; Allum, N., Roberts, C., Sturgis, P.
- Design and Implementation of an Online Weekly Survey to Study Unintended Pregnancies: Preliminary Results...; 2011; Barber, J. S., Gatny, H. H., Kusunoki, Y.
- 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.
- Comparing (Non-)Response Between a Sequential Mixed Mode Design and a Probability Based Internet Panel...; 2011; Mars, G., van der Houwen, K.
- 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.
- Mixed-mode surveys: Do different modes produce different data? Evidence from the Greek Candidate Survey...; 2011; Andreadis, I.
- Measurement Error in Mixed Mode Surveys: Mode or Question Format?; 2011; de Leeuw, E. D., Hox, J.
- Toward a Benefit-Cost Theory of Survey Participation: Evidence, Further Tests, and Implications; 2011; Singer, E.
- Indicators for Monitoring and Improving Representativeness of Response; 2011; Schouten, B., Shlomo, N., Skinner, C.
- Proxy Pattern-Mixture Analysis for Survey Nonresponse; 2011; Andridge, R. R. Little, R. J.
- Using Community Information and Survey Methodology for Bias Reduction to Enhance the Quality of the...; 2011; Harvey, J., Prabhakaran, J., Spera, C., Zhang, Z.
- Data Collection: Sample Members Responses, Influences, and Perception of Data Security.; 2011; Jeannis, M., Terry, T. L., Thomas-Banks, D.