Web Survey Bibliography
Title Individual and Environmental Factors Affecting Unit Nonresponse and Drop-Out Rates in Web Surveys
Author Basson, D., Boulianne, J. S.
Access date 30.06.2004
Abstract With telephone, in-person, and mail surveys of individuals or households, respondents are normally contacted at home to participate in a survey. However this is not necessarily the case with web surveys. Respondents may receive the invitation to participate at home or they may receive it at school, at work, or elsewhere, depending on where they have access (or faster access) to the internet. Researchers have little control over the location or environment surrounding the survey completion, much like mail surveys, but unlike mail surveys, respondents may also have little autonomy in choosing the location and environment surrounding their Internet access and survey completion. Such environmental factors may affect unit nonresponse and drop-out rates from web surveys. In addition, respondent characteristics such as their familiarity with the internet, their internet-usage patterns, and demographic characteristics such as age may also be related to respondents’ willingness to fill out a survey in its entirety. The aim of the research is to find out which factors affect the rate of unit nonresponse and the drop-out rate of respondents from web surveys. In addition, we examine respondents’ thresholds for survey length in web-enabled surveys, which may also be different by location or environment surrounding completion. We want to find out when and which participants drop out of the survey at different stages of the questionnaire. The data used for this paper comes from the Survey2000 project collected by the National Geographic Society and Northwestern University. This is a large internet-based social science survey with over 80,000 respondents (80,015 surveys initiated, 54,937 completed). It is a web based survey and is not a random sample, but includes variables about demographic characteristics, general internet use, as well as where respondents filled out the survey.
Year of publication2004
Bibliographic typeConferences, workshops, tutorials, presentations
Web Survey Bibliography - 2004 (512)
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- 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.
- Is the American Public as Informed about Science as They Say They Are?; 2004; Gentry, R. J.
- 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.
- Survey Mode Preferences of Business Respondents; 2004; Tarnai, J., Paxon, M. C.
- Respect Thy Respondent Part II: Good Manners for Web surveys; 2004; Featherston, F., Moy, L.
- Fast Timse and Simple Questions: The Effects of Age, Experience and Question Complexity on Web Survey...; 2004; Yan, T., Tourangeau, R.
- Race-of-Interviewer Effects: What Happens on the Web?; 2004; Krysan, M., Couper, M. P.
- How Visual Grouping Influences Answers To Internet Surveys; 2004; Smyth, J. D., Dillman, D. A., Christian, L. M., Stern, M. J.