Web Survey Bibliography
Representation of seniors is often a concern when considering an online panel to conduct research due to their lower access and use of the internet compared to other groups. Using data from KnowledgePanel®, a national probability-based web panel that provides internet access to non-internet households, we will present our analyses on the distinctive technology attitudes and behaviors of seniors compared to other age groups. Moreover, we will also present evidence that seniors provided internet access upon KnowledgePanel recruitment have distinctive technology attitudes and behaviors compared to seniors already having internet access. Nineteen percent of the adults in KnowledgePanel® are 65 years old and older, comparable to the Census benchmark of 17% for the U.S. population (July 2009 Current Population Survey data). We examined statistical differences across age groups in 15 technology-related attitude statements and identified significant differences between seniors and other age groups on all of these statements. Looking among seniors, we found that those seniors provided internet access upon agreeing to join KnowledgePanel expressed significantly less “pro-technology” sentiment on 12 of the 15 statements compared to those who had prior access. The final paper will present full results which will include an examination of differences across age groups in adoption of personal technologies such as cell phones and online media use. To measure the impact of panel membership on attitudes and behaviors, we will explore within-person
change over time on technology attitudes. KN fielded the same technology attitude items to our panelists beginning in November of 2008 and will again beginning in November of 2009. We expect to have results at both intervals for approximately 4,000 seniors. We will present changes to these measures over time, comparing seniors to younger groups, and seniors provided internet access to those already online prior to joining the panel.
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Web Survey Bibliography - Wells, T. (14)
- Comparison of Smartphone and Online Computer Survey Administration; 2013; Wells, T., Bailey, J., Link, M. W.
- Filling the Void: Gaining a Better Understanding of Tablet-based Surveys; 2013; Wells, T., Bailey, J., Link, M. W.
- Comparing Tablet, Computer, and Smartphone Survey Administrations; 2013; Wells, T., Bailey, J., Link, M. W.
- Surveywalls: A Breakthrough for Survey Customers or DIY Run Amok?; 2013; Wells, T., Dean, E., Rao, K., Murphy, J., Roe, D. J.
- A Direct Comparison of Mobile Versus Online Survey Modes; 2012; Wells, T., Bailey, J., Link, M. W.
- Catch Them When You Can: Speeders and Their Role in Online Data Quality; 2011; Gutierrez, C., Wells, T., Rao, K., Kurzynski, D.
- How the Order of Response Options in a Running Tally Can Affect Online Survey Estimates.; 2011; Callegaro, M., DiSogra, C., Wells, T.
- Representing Seniors in an Online National Probability Panel Survey: Measuring Technology Attitudes...; 2010; Peugh, J., Mansfield, W., Wells, T., Semans, K.
- Differences in Length of Survey Administration between Spanish-Language and English- Language Survey...; 2010; Wells, T., Vidalon, M., DiSogra, C.
- The Challenge and Importance of Including Spanish- Dominant Latinos in Online Panel Studies Addressing...; 2009; DiSogra, C., Wells, T., Torres, J.
- The Challenge and Importance of Including Spanish-Dominant Latinos in an Online Panel; 2009; Dennis, J. M., Wells, T., Torres, J.
- Is the digital divide still closing? New evidence points to skewed online results absent non-Internet...; 2008; Callegaro, M., Wells, T.
- Effects of Pre-coding Response Options for Five Point Satisfaction Scale in Web Surveys; 2008; Callegaro, M., Wells, T., Kruse, Y.
- Do online respondents go the extra mile and take on inconvenient tasks?; 2008; Callegaro, M., Wells, T.