Web Survey Bibliography
Internet panels are widely used in market research because they can provide samples of
relatively low incidence subpopulations quickly and at low cost. Critics argue these are non-probability
samples with known and unknown biases. Proponents argue that known demographic biases are
corrected by sample balancing and weighting. This study examines the potential usability of Internet
panels for non-commercial health research.
As part of a study of asthma and its management in the United States, two national surveys were
conducted by telephone in 2009. The first was a national probability sample of 2,500 persons with current
asthma, obtained by telephone screening of 60,000 households sampled by random digit dialing. The
second was a national sample of 1,090 adults sampled by RDD. In both samples, the respondents were
asked whether they participate in any internet panel surveys, which ones, and how often they are
contacted to participate in Internet surveys.
If Internet survey panelists are defined as persons who belong to panels and are contacted as
least once a month to participate in them, then the national RDD surveys suggests approximately five
percent of the adult population of the United States are Internet panelists. These Internet panelists
different from those who do not belong to Internet panels on a number of key demographic characteristics
including age, income, race and ethnicity, marital status, employment status and housing type.
Despite known demographic biases, can Internet panels provide representative samples of
relatively rare disease populations, like asthma? This paper compares the disease and treatment
characteristics of nearly two hundred Internet panelists with more than two thousand non-panelists from
the national RDD asthma patient survey. We find symptom and treatment characteristics are similar for
panel and non-panel members with asthma. Hence, Internet panels should not be dismissed out of hand
as a potential source for health research.
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Web Survey Bibliography - 2010 (396)
- Using administrative data to find the best medium: Examples of mixed sources and mixed modes; 2010; Hartkamp, J., Rutjes, H.
- Broadband adoption and use in America; 2010; Horrigan, J.
- Applied survey data analysis; 2010; Heeringa, S. G., West, B. T., Berglund, P.
- Applied missing data analysis; 2010; Enders, C. K.
- Application of a check-all-that-apply question for the evaluation of strawberry cultivars from a breeding...; 2010; Lado, J., Vicente, E., Manzzioni, A., Ares, G.
- Address-based sampling. Merits, design & implementation, and review of field statistics; 2010; Fahimi, M.
- AAPOR code for professional ethics and practices; 2010
- A framework for understanding and applying ethical principles in network and security research; 2010; Kenneally, E., Bailey, M., Maughan, D.
- Using Online Surveys to Assess Information Needs of Healthcare Professionals in Low Resource Settings...; 2010; Ohkubo, S., Sullivan, T.
- Organizational Survey of Workplace Climate: Differences in Representation Across Response Modes; 2010; Mohr, D., Osatuke, K., Moore, S., Yanovsky, B., Brassell, T., Nagy, M.
- Strategies for High Response Rates Among Hard-to-Reach Respondents: A Case Study From the Communities...; 2010; Fox, L., Mulvey, C., Yamaguchi, R., Levin, M.
- Innovative mobile research in developing countries; 2010; Bellity, E.
- Mobile location based research: Cross cultural examination of coffee culture; 2010; Morden, M., Ferneyhough, C., Grenville, A.
- Online research….and all that Jazz!; 2010; Gittelman, S. H., Trimarchi, E.
- Why are we trying to create new communities for market research purposes?; 2010; Pearson, C., Kateley, V.
- Maximizing online respondent engagement through a game-way research design; 2010; Swahar, G., Swahar, J.
- Designing questions for mixed mode data collection: What have we learnt so far?; 2010; Nicolaas, G., Campanelli, P.
- Online panel survey, Change and stability of political attitudes; 2010
- The Internet, Electoral Politics and Citizen Participation in Global Perspective; 2010; Gibson, R., Cantijoch, M.
- Improving web and electronic questionnaries: The case of audit trails.; 2010; Snijkers, G., Morren, M.
- Handbook of Survey Research; 2010; Marsden, P. V., Wright, J. D.
- Internet-Based Measurement With Visual Analogue Scales: An Experimental Investigation; 2010; Funke, F.
- Use of Eye Tracking for Studying Survey Response Processes; 2010; Galesic, M., Yan, T.
- Internet Survey Paradata; 2010; Heerwegh, D.
- Challenges in Reaching Hard-to-Reach Groups in Internet Panel Research; 2010; Marchand, M., Vis, C.
- Measuring Attitudes Toward Controversial Issues in Internet Surveys: Order Effects of Open and Closed...; 2010; Ester, P., Vinken, H.
- Using Interactive Features to Motivate and Probe Responses to Open-Ended Questions; 2010; Oudejans, M., Christian, L. M.
- How Visual Design Affects the Interpretability of Survey Questions; 2010; Toepoel, V., Dillman, D. A.
- Ethical Considerations in Internet Surveys; 2010; Singer, E., Couper, M. P.
- How Representative Are Online Panels? Problems of Coverage and Selection and Possible Solutions; 2010; Bethlehem, J., Scherpenzeel, A.
- True Longitudinal and Probability-Based Internet Panels: Evidence from the Netherlands; 2010; Das, M., Scherpenzeel, A.
- Internet Surveys as Part of a Mixed-Mode Design; 2010; de Leeuw, E. D., Hox, J.
- Internet Survey Methods: A Review of Strengths, Weaknesses, and Innovations; 2010; Smyth, J. D., Pearson, J. E.
- Continuity and Innovation in the Design of Understanding Society: the UK Household Longitudinal Study...; 2010; Laurie, H.
- Weighting Strategy for Understanding Society; 2010; Lynn, P., Kaminska, O.
- Globalpark Annual Market Research Software Survey 2009; 2010; Macer, T.; Wilson, Sheila
- Lessons from a Randomised Experiment with Mixed-Mode Designs for a Household Panel Survey; 2010; Lynn, P., Uhrig, S.C. N., Burton, J.
- Understanding Society Innovation Panel Wave 2: Results from Methodological Experiments ; 2010; Burton, J., Laurie, H., Uhrig, S.C. N.
- Offering a Web Option in a Mail Survey of Young Adults: Impact on Survey Quality; 2010; Turner, S., Viera Jr., L., Marsh, S. M.
- Using Web-Hosted Surveys to Obtain Responses from Extension Clients: A Cautionary Tale.; 2010; Israel, G. D.
- Mobile Experience Sampling: Reaching the Parts of Facebook Other Methods Cannot Reach; 2010; Abdesslem, F. B., Parris, I., Henderson, T.
- Investigating Data Quality in Cell Phone Surveying; 2010; Lavrakas, P. J., Tompson, T., Benford, R.
- Beyond the Usability Lab: Conducting Large-scale Online User Experience Studies; 2010; Albert, W., Tullis, T., Tedesco, D.
- Walking in Facebook: A Case Study of Unbiased Sampling of OSNs; 2010; Gjoka, M., Kurant, M., Butts, C. T., Markopoulou, A.
- Social Networking Sites: Evaluating and Investigating their use in Academic Research; 2010; Redmond, F.
- Update on the ARF’s Quality Enhancement Process (QeP); 2010; Pettit, R.
- Quality Matters – Now And Especially Tomorrow; 2010; Dedeker, K.
- Measuring selection bias introduced by routing; 2010; Porter, S., de Gaudemar, O., Kimura, M.
- Quantifying the Impact of Survey Design Parameters on Respondent Engagement and Data Quality; 2010; Suresh, N., Conklin, M.
- Using ad hoc measures for response styles: a cautionary note; 2010; de Beuckelaer, A.; Weijters, B.; Rutten, A.