Web Survey Bibliography
Title Nonresponse to Private and Sensitive Survey Questions
Author Montenegro, X.
Access date 30.06.2004
Abstract Eliciting survey responses to very personal, private, and sensitive questions remain a daunting task in research studies. Many potential respondents are unwilling to participate in a survey at all if they are told that a study asks sensitive questions, and some drop out in the middle of a survey. Survey respondents and potential respondents, like America, are most sensitive to questions regarding sex and money. Two surveys of adults 40 and older were conducted to elicit attitudes towards sex and determine sexual activity. In one survey, a mail questionnaire was sent to a nationally representative mail panel after they were recruited to participate by phone. In another survey, nationally representative panel members 40 and older were sent a questionnaire via web enabled TV and asked to respond using the same method. In both surveys, respondents were told that only aggregate data will be reported. Confidentiality and anonymity of each individual’s responses were assured. We compared non-response to very sensitive questions in both surveys, particularly questions that asked about frequency of various forms of sexual activity. We also compared non-response to standard demographic questions, as well as a question on outlook on life in order to control for biases. The questions used for comparison were worded exactly the same. Non-response from respondents with the same demographic characteristics (gender, age, income, education) was also compared. Using chisquare techniques and analyses of variance and co-variance, we found differences in non-response depending on the methodology used (web enabled TV versus mail) and certain respondent characteristics.
Bibliographic typeConferences, workshops, tutorials, presentations
Year of publication2004
Web Survey Bibliography - 2004 (516)
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- Web Surveys; 2004; Vehovar, V.
- Internet Surveys; 2004; Couper, M. P.
- The Internet and Social Research: New Opportunities, New Challenges; 2004; Elford, J., Wiggins, D.
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- Meta Analysis of Reliability and Validity Estimates for Egocentered Network Data Using a Multilevel...; 2004; Coenders, G., Coromina, L.
- Collecting Data on Ego-Centered Social Networks on the Web: Methodological Issues; 2004; Lozar Manfreda, K., Koren, G., Vehovar, V., Hlebec, V.
- Effects of Immediate versus Delayed Notification of Prize Draw Results and Announced Survey Duration...; 2004; Tuten, T. L., Galesic, M., Bosnjak, M.
- A Comparison of Lab-Based and On-Site Usability Testing; 2004; Dean, E.
- To Do or Not to Do?: A Comparison of Behavioral Intention Measures; 2004; Thomas, R. K., Behnke, C. S., Johnson, A. M.
- Item Non-response: Don't Know about Mandatory Responses?; 2004; Thomas, R. K., Johnson, A. M., Behnke, C. S.
- A Global Study of Knowledge Workers: Using the Internet, Dealing with Cultural Variation, and Commercial...; 2004; Day, R., Ross, J.
- Cognitive Interviewing and the Use of Visual Design Principles: A Case Study; 2004; Stettler, K., Nguyen, T.
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- Effects of Mode of Interview, and moderating variables on Erectile and Ejaculatory Function Measures; 2004; Catania, J.A., Rosen, R. J., Wood Johnson, R., Jacobs, S., Sallis, J., Shpilsky, A.
- CASI Supplemental Survey Nonresponse; 2004; Kim, J., Smith, T. W., Kim, S., Kang, J.-H., Berktold, J.
- The Effects of Correcting for Sample Selection Bias in Internet Panel Surveys Based on Random Digit...; 2004; Cameron, T. A., de Shazo, J. R., Dennis, J. M., Lee, R. J.
- Moving BRFSS from RDD to Multimode: A Web/Mail/Telephone Experiment; 2004; Mokdad, A., Link, M. W.
- Web Survey Design and Implementation - SOLD OUT; 2004; Couper, M. P.
- Implementing Web-based Statistical Tools; 2004; West, W.
- Competitive Advantage with eSTAT; 2004; Ramirez, J. G., Ramirez, B., Nagy, S.
- Adjusting Responses in a Nonprobability Web Panel Survey by the Propensity Score-weighting; 2004; Yoshimura, O.
- On the Variability of Estimates Based on Propensity-score-weighted Data from Web Panels; 2004; Forsman, G., Danielsson, S. , Isaksson, A.
- Propensity Score Matching as a Bias Correction Method for Internet-based Studies; 2004; Bremer, J., Terhanian, G., Strange, P.
- Attempting to Adjust for Selection Bias in Web Surveys with Propensity Scores: The Case of the Health...; 2004; Schonlau, M., Couper, M. P., Winter, J.
- Propensity Score Adjustment for Web Surveys; 2004; Lee, Sunghee
- Web, Mail, and Mixed-mode Data Collection in a Survey of Advanced Technology Program Applicants; 2004; Kerwin, J., Brick, P. D., Levin, K., Cantor, D., O'Brien, J., Campbell, S., Shipp, S., Wang, A.
- The Online Survey: Its Contributions and Potential Problems; 2004; McIntyre, K., Tomazic, T., Katz, B., Matsuo, H.
- The Net Effect: A Comparison of Internet vs. Mail Survey Respondents; 2004; Friedman, E. M., Clusen, N. A., Hartzell, M.
- Data Collection Mode Effects Controlling for Sample Origins in an Internet Panel Survey; 2004; Dennis, J. M., Chatt, C.
- Protocol for Converting Respondents form Touchtone to the Internet in the Current Employment Statistics...; 2004; Rosen, R. J., Harrell, L. J., Ballard, D., Wise, R., Gomes, T.
- Examinig Variety in Organizational Behavior Research: Psychological Differences Between Respondents...; 2004; Mestdagh, S., Buelens, M.
- Mobile Phone Surveys: The Slovenian Case Study; 2004; Vehovar, V., Belak, E., Batagelj, Z., Cikic, S.
- Raising response rates: What works?; 2004; Porter, S. R.
- The Internet: Marketing Researcher's Panacea or Pandora's Box?; 2004; Gurney, P.M., Chambers, E., Grant, L., Shah, S., Sullivan, M.
- Reading in Virutal Research Ethics; 2004; Anonymous
- Picture This! Exploring Visual Effects in Web Surveys; 2004; Couper, M. P., Tourangeau, R., Kenyon, K.
- Development of a Pain and Discomfort Module for Use with the WHOQOL-100; 2004; Mason, V. L., Skevington, S. M., Osborn, M.
- Virtual ethnography: A computer-based approach; 2004; Ardet, N., Thome, M.
- Developing automated e-survey and control tools: an application in industrial management; 2004; Scornavacca Jr., E., Becker, J.L., Barnes, S.
- Gathering faculty teaching evaluations by in-class and online surveys: their effects on response rates...; 2004; Dommeyer, C. J., Baum, P., Hanna, R.W., Chapman, K.S.
- Inquisite 6 Hits Market; 2004; Anonymous
- WebSurveyor Software Grants; 2004; Anonymous
- The web as an object of study; 2004; Schneider, S. M., Kirsten, F.
- Pushing at the boundaries of new media studies; 2004; Wakeford, N.
- The three ages of Internet studies: ten, five and zero years ago; 2004; Wellman, B.
- Internet/cybercuIture/ digital culture/new media/ fill-in-the-blank studies; 2004; Silver, D.
- Augmenting the BRFSS RDD Design with Mail and Web Modes: Results from a Multi-State Experiment; 2004; Roe, D., Jiles, R., Weiner, J., Mokdad, A., Link, M. W.
- Comparing Face to Face, Telephone, Paper Self-Administered, and Web Survey Measurement; 2004; Tortora, R. D., Groves, R. M., Peytcheva, E., Manchin, R.
- Comparison of Web, Mail, and Mixed-Mode Data Collection Methods in a Survey of R&D Funding; 2004; Brick, P. D., Kerwin, J., Levin, K., Cantor, D., O'Brien, J., Wang, A., Campbell, S., Shipp, S.