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 - Internet access Panels (459)
- The Effect of a Mixed Mode Wave on Subsequent Attrition in a Panel Survey: Evidence from the Understanding...; 2011; Lynn, P.
- Yes, no, maybe. Effectiveness and Effects of Recruiting Strategies for Online Access Panels; 2011; Dale, T., Marksten, O. M. Walsoe, H.
- Dealing with the Effects of Panelist Experience; 2011; Burdein, I.
- Seeking the right blend: Part II: What happens when you mix panel respondents and social network respondents...; 2011; Gittelman, S. H., Portner, A.
- By the Numbers: Survey routers? Approach with caution; 2011; Ribeiro, E.
- The German Access Panel and the Impact of Response Propensities; 2011; Amarov, B., Enderle, T., Muennich, R., Rendtel, U., Zins, S.
- Long-Term Effects in the PPSM Access Panel; 2011; Bartsch, S., Vehre, H., Engel, U.
- Online-Telephone Mixed-Mode Surveys Question Wording Experiments in The Netherlands and Germany; 2011; de Leeuw, E. D., Hox, J.
- Equivalence of Measures of Xenophobia in Cross National Survey Research: Findings Based on a Web Probing...; 2011; Bandilla, W., Behr, D., Braun, M., Kaczmirek, L., Majer, S.
- Methodological Issues in Internet-Mediated Research: A Randomized Comparison of Internet Versus Mailed...; 2011; Whitehead, L.
- Explaining Unit Nonresponse in Online Panel Surveys: An Application of the Extended Theory of Planned...; 2011; Haunberger, S.
- Nonparametric Tests of Panel Conditioning and Attrition Bias in Panel Surveys; 2011; Das, M., Toepoel, V., van Soest, A.
- Exploring Health-related Experiences and Access to Care: Differences between Online and Telephone Survey...; 2011; Doty, M. M., Peugh, J., Shand-Lubbers, J.
- Collaborative systems for enhancing the analysis of social surveys: the Grid Enabled Specialist Data...; 2011; Lambert, P., Warner, G., Doherty, T., McCafferty, S., Watt, J., Comerford, M., Gayle, V., Tan, L.,...
- Development of a Web-Based Survey for Monitoring Daily Health and its Application in an Epidemiological...; 2011; Sugiura, H., Ohkusa, Y., Akahane, M., Sano, T., Okabe, N., Imamura, T.
- A new approach to the analysis of survey drop-out. Results from Follow-up Surveys in the German Longitudinal...; 2011; Rossmann, J., Blumenstiel, J. E., Steinbrecher, M.
- Tracking the decision-making process – Findings from an Online Rolling Cross-Section Panel Study...; 2011; Faas, T.
- Social desirability and self-reported health risk behaviors in web-based research: three longitudinal...; 2011; Crutzen, R., Goeritz, A.
- Quota Controls: Science or merely Sciencey?; 2011; Cape, P. J.
- Rich Profiles – Or: What's the problem with self-disclosure data?; 2011; Tress, F.
- Who are leaving our panel: panel attrition and personality traits; 2011; Marchand, M.
- Mobile Research Apps – Adding New Capabilities to Market Research; 2011; Rieber, D.
- The influence of personality traits and motives for joining on participation behavior in online panels...; 2011; Keusch, F.
- Asking sensitive questions in a recruitment interview for an online panel: the income question; 2011; Schaurer, I., Struminskaya, B., Kaczmirek, L., Bandilla, W.
- Determinants of access-panel participation: Recent experiences from the recruitment of members for a...; 2011; Engel, U., Bartsch, S., Vehre, H.
- Respondent Characteristics as Explanations for Uninformative Survey Response: Sources of Nondifferentiation...; 2011; Van Meurs, L., Klausch, L. T., Schoenbach, K.
- Individual differences in motivation to participate in online panels; 2011; Bruggen, E., Wetzels, M., de Ruyter, K., Schillewaert, N.
- In the market for an online panel? What clients need to know; 2011; Hartmann, S.
- DDI and the Lifecycle of Longitudinal Surveys; 2011; Hoyle, L., Wackerow, J.
- Dissemination of survey (meta)data in the LISS data archive; 2011; Streefkerk, M., Elshout, S.
- Does the direction of Likert-type scales influence response behavior in web surveys?; 2011; Keusch, F.
- Cognitive interviewing in web surveys: the use of probing questions in cross-national web surveys; 2011; Behr, D., Braun, M., Kaczmirek, L., Bandilla, W.
- Using propensity score matching to separate mode- and selection effects; 2011; Lugtig, P. J., Lensvelt-Mulders, G. J.
- Flexibility of Web Surveys: Probing 'do-not-know' over the Phone and on the Web; 2011; Hox, J., de Leeuw, E. D.
- Mobile-only – Persistent status or passage in the life course? Results from a Mobile Phone Panel...; 2011; Busse, B., Fuchs, M., Neuert, C.
- Ethical Dilemmas in Dealing with Web Paradata; 2011; Couper, M. P., Singer, E.
- Building Online Panels in the Social Media Age; 2011; Loeb, C.
- Mode Effect or Question Wording? Measurement Error in Mixed Mode Surveys; 2011; de Leeuw, E. D., Hox, J., Scherpenzeel, A.
- Data Collection in a Probability-Based Internet Panel: How the LISS Panel Was Built and How It Can Be...; 2011; Scherpenzeel, A.
- Comments on "Socially desirable crime reporting in victimization surveys"; 2011; Vollaard, B.
- Socially Desirable Crime Rates? A Dutch Study on Socially Desirable Responding and its Impact on the...; 2011; Heemskerk, M., van Wilsem, J.
- Framing Effects and Expected Social Security Claiming Behavior; 2011; Brown, J., Kapteyn, A., Mitchell, O. S.
- Building an Online Immigrant Panel: Response and Representativity; 2011; Scherpenzeel, A.
- ELIPSS: A New Mobile Web Panel for Social Scientists; 2011; Lesnard, L.
- Concept and Structure of the “German Internet Panel” (GIP); 2011; Blom, A. G., Gathmann, C., Riepe, C.
- Results from the Iterative Usability Testing of the American Community Survey (ACS); 2011; Ashenfelter, K. T., Hughes, T.
- Image effects on online survey respondents; 2011; Marinica, B.
- Usability testing of market research questionnaires; 2011; Coombe, R., Jarrett, C., Johnson, A.
- 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.