Web Survey Bibliography
Survey researchers have long known that respondents often fail to pay close attention to surveys. This tendency is an especially significant concern for internet-based surveys because there is no interviewer present to monitor the quality of answers to survey questions. Recently, psychologists (Oppenheimer et al., 2009) have proposed using the Instructional Manipulation Check (IMC) as one way to measure attentiveness during surveys. In our AAPOR presentation last year we compared the IMC with traditional attentiveness measures in their relationship with the strength of observed experimental effects. Several months after the presentation, we re-interviewed respondents from this survey, measured their attentiveness again using both types of measures, and asked them to read a new randomized news story followed by several questions about the story. In this paper, we use the panel data to examine three questions: (1) How likely were inattentive individuals in the first wave to remain inattentive in the second wave? (2) How well were respondents in the second wave able to remember details from the first survey? (3) How should we treat responses from those who are persistently inattentive versus those who are periodically inattentive?
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Web Survey Bibliography - Rivers, D. (17)
- Estimating Mode Effects Without Bias: A Randomized Experiment to Compare Mode Effects Between Face-to...; 2013; Rivers, D., Vavreck, L.
- Using Web Survey Panels to Estimate Population Characteristics: A Comparison of Alternative Approaches...; 2013; Rivers, D.
- The Persistence of Attentiveness in Web Surveys: A Panel Study; 2012; Berinsky, A., Luks, S., Rivers, D.
- Estimating Mode Effects without Bias: A Randomized Experiment to Compare Mode Differences between Face...; 2012; Rivers, D., Vavreck, L.
- Measuring and Stimulating Respondent Attentiveness in Web Surveys.; 2011; Berinsky, A., Luks, S., Rivers, D.
- AAPOR Report on Online Panels; 2010; Rivers, D.
- Improving the Efficiency of Web Survey Experiments; 2008; Luks, S., Rivers, D.
- The “Professional Respondent” Problem in Web Surveys; 2008; Rivers, D.
- Sampling for web surveys; 2007; Rivers, D.
- To Branch or Not to Branch: Item Construction in Web Surveys; 2007; Grosse, A., Luks, S., Rivers, D.
- Understanding people. Sample matching; 2006; Rivers, D.
- Sample matching. Representative sampling from Internet panels; 2006; Rivers, D.
- Advances in Survey Instrumentation: Realizing the Promise of the Internet; 2006; Rivers, D.
- Comparing Major Survey Firms in Terms of Survey Satisficing: Telephone and Internet Data Collection; 2005; Krosnick, J. A., Nie, N., Rivers, D.
- Web Survey Methodologies: A Comparison of Survey Accuracy; 2005; Krosnick, J. A., Nie, N., Rivers, D.
- Pioneer Days: The promise of online polling; 2001; Greenberg, A., Rivers, D.
- Probability-Based Web Surveying: An Overview; 2000; Rivers, D.