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Title Web-based or paper-based surveys: a quandary?
Year 2011
Database ScienceDirect
Access date 16.04.2014

Over the last decade, the routine collection of stakeholder feedback has gradually become embedded in university quality systems throughout Australia. The most common practice is the use of surveys to evaluate student perceptions of their units (subjects), course (programme) and overall student experience. Initially, most surveys were paper-based and administered in class. Over time, web-based surveys have been introduced and while it is accepted that this survey mode delivers administrative efficiencies, a widespread view is that students are less likely to respond to web-based surveys. This chapter tests this assumption by examining the usage patterns of print-based and web-based student unit evaluation surveys and response rate trends over a period of three years at a large research-intensive university in Australia. While this analysis is restricted to one university's data, it points to some important findings for leaders in other universities who are responsible for making decisions about quality assurance policies, practices and budgets.

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Year of publication2011
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