Web Survey Bibliography
Title Web of Intrigue? Evaluating Effects on Response Rates of between Web SAQ, CATI, and Mail SAQ Options in a National Panel Survey,
Access date 30.06.2004
Abstract Despite the widespread interest in utilizing web-based SAQ instruments as a primary mode of data collection, controlled experiments on the relative effectiveness are rare. The 2003 Survey of Doctorate Recipients (SDR) has implemented such an experiment and this paper will present findings on the effects of a web-first option and a “preference” (where the respondent chooses between web and mail modes) option on survey response rates compared to CATI-first and the standard mail-first modes. The SDR is a panel survey administered biennially to a national sample of some 40,000 doctorate-holders in the fields of science and engineering. Until 2003, the primary mode has been a mail SAQ with about 40 percent ultimately completed via CATI in follow-up efforts. In 2003, stratified random subsamples of about 2,000 cases each were allocated into the web-first, CATIfirst, and preference experimental treatment. Stratification factors were sample member’s doctoral cohort, prior survey outcome (complete, refused) and sector of employment (academe, business or industry, government). The experimental groups will be compared with a control group of about 28,000 cases administered the standard SDR treatment of advance letter, first mail questionnaire, postcard reminder, second mail questionnaire, and then transfer to CATI mode. The experimental groups will also be compared with each other. An interesting subset of the web-first subsample are contacted via e-mail, in order to assess whether response rate improves with e-mail contacts. Response rate differences will be assessed using simple ttests as well as logit models for estimating interaction effects of mode and stratification variables. The 2003 survey began in October and data collection continues until April 2004; final response rate outcome data will be available immediately after close of the data collection.
Year of publication2004
Bibliographic typeConferences, workshops, tutorials, presentations
Web Survey Bibliography - 2004 (512)
- 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.
- 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.