Web Survey Bibliography
Title Exploration of Physicians Who Choose to Respond Online
Access date 30.06.2004
Abstract Given the proliferation of the Internet, survey researchers are turning more often to Web-based surveys (either exclusively or in conjunction with traditional methods), including for research with hard to reach professionals such as physicians. This trend has raised a number of questions as to its impact on sample representativness. A recent mail survey of physicians (sampled from the American Medical Association database) conducted by Harris Interactive and the Commonwealth Fund allowed physicians to complete either the paper version of the survey or to complete the survey online. A total of 1,837 physicians completed the survey (response rate of 52%). Of these, 157 (9%) completed the survey online. This survey asked about a wide range of topics including observation of medical problems and errors, use of technology, satisfaction with current practice, and other topics. Using data from this study, we explore the following questions: 1) Is the profile of physicians who choose to respond online different from those who respond via mail?; 2) Are the views of physicians who choose to respond online different from those who respond via mail?; 3) If differences exist, do they persist after controlling for demographic factors and practice profiles; and 4) Do differences vary by topic. By analyzing the results of this survey by participants’ chosen method of response, this paper addresses selected concerns about potential biases in online survey research, while also providing information about the characteristics of physicians who prefer to respond to surveys online. This information will allow us to better evaluate the viability of recruiting physicians for online surveys, whether there are any inherent biases in using this method, and whether some topics may be more appropriate than others for online surveys of physicians.
Year of publication2004
Bibliographic typeConferences, workshops, tutorials, presentations
Web Survey Bibliography - Health (444)
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- Web-based data collection: detailed methods of a questionnaire and data gathering tool; 2006; Cooper, C. J., Cooper, S. P., del Junco, D. J., Shipp, E. M., Whitworth, R., Cooper, S. R.
- Conducting Intensive Interviews Using Email; 2006; McCoyd, J. L. M., Schwaber Kerson, T.
- Why Choice of Survey Mode Makes a Difference; 2006; Dillman, D. A.
- Complementing Random-Digit-Dial Telephone Surveys term with Other Approaches to Collecting Sensitive...; 2006; Galesic, M., Tourangeau, R., Couper, M. P.
- Web Survey Design: Paging versus Scrolling; 2006; Peytchev, A., Couper, M. P., McCabe, S. E., Crawford, S. D.
- A online-offline method comparison based on quasi-experimental data from two surveys to family stress...; 2006; Haenggi, Y., Heldner, C.
- Internet research in an international context; 2006; Baernholdt, M., Clark, S. P.
- Computer-assisted questionnaires may facilitate collection of quality-of-life (QOL) data: At a cost; 2006; Smith, A. B., Velikova, G., Wright, E. P., Lynch, P., Selby, P. J.
- Web-Based Questionnaires and the Mode Effect: An Evaluation Based on Completion Rates and Data Contents...; 2006; Denscombe, M.
- Formative Evaluation and Three-Month Follow-Up of an Online Personalized Assessment Feedback Intervention...; 2006; Cunningham, J. A., Humphreys, K., Kypri, K., van Mierlo, T.
- Comparing web and mail responses in a mixed mode survey in college alcohol use research; 2006; McCabe, S. E., Diez, A., Boyd, C. J., Nelson, T. F., Weitzman, E. R.
- Measuring health beliefs on the Internet: A comparison of paper and Internet administrations of the...; 2006; Hewson, C. M., Charlton, J. P.
- Telephone and Web: The Mixed-mode Challenge; 2006; Speize, H., Baker, R. P., Wiitala, W., Greene, J.
- Comparison of Web and mail surveys for studying secondary consequences associated with substance use...; 2006; McCabe, S. E., Couper, M. P., Cranford, J. A., Boyd, C. J.
- Developing and validating a nursing website evaluation questionnaire; 2005; Tsai, S. - L., Chai, S.-K.
- Computer adaptive testing; 2005; Gershon, R. C.
- Survey of substance use among high school students in Taipei: Web-based questionnaire versus paper-and...; 2005; Wang, Y. C., Lee, C. M., Lew-Ting, C. Y., Hsiao, C. K., Chen, W. J.
- E-mail versus Web survey response rates among health education professionals; 2005; Kittleson, M. J., Brown, S. L.
- Effects of Survey Mode on Self-Reports of Adult Alcohol Consumption: A Comparison of Mail, Web and Telephone...; 2005; Link, M. W., Mokdad, A.
- Effects of survey mode, gender, and perceived sensitivity on the quality of data regarding sensitive...; 2005; Mi Kyung, J.
- Sexual and Relationship Characteristics Among an Internet-Based Sample of U.S. Men with and without...; 2005; Cameron, A., Rosen, R. C., Swindle, R. W.
- Using Computer Games Design to Increase Response Rates; 2005; Baelter, O.
- Alternative Modes for Health Surveillance Surveys: An Experiment with Web, Mail, and Telephone; 2005; Link, M. W., Mokdad, A.
- Is a Web survey as effective as a mail survey? A field experiment among computer users; 2005; Kiernan, N. E., Kiernan, M., Oyler, M. A., Gilles, C.
- Benefits of participating in Internet interviews: Women helping women; 2005; Beck, C. T.
- Online Research: Online research captures audience insight, competitive data; 2005; Hirt-Marchand, J.
- Online Research Displacing Phone and Mail Methods.; 2005; Anonymous
- Preliminary validation of a hope scale for a rare health condition using web-based methodology; 2005; Vernberg, D., Snyder, C. R., Schuh, M.
- Information Needs and Visitors' Experience of an Internet Expert Forum on Infertility; 2005; Himmel, W., Meyer, J., Kochen, M. M., Michelmann, H.-W.
- How New Subscribers Use Cancer-Related Online Mailing Lists; 2005; Rimer, B. K., Lyons, E. J., Ribisl, K. M., Bowling, J. M., Golin, C. E., Forlenza, M. J., Meier, A.
- Use of Internet Audience Measurement Data to Gauge Market Share for Online Health Information Services...; 2005; Wood, F. B., Benson, D., LaCroix, E.-M., Siegel, E. R., Fariss, S.
- There Is Hope for the Future: National Survey Results Reveal that Geriatric Medicine Fellows Are Well...; 2005; Pan, C. X., Carmody, S., Leipzig, R. M., Granieri, E., Sullivan, A., Block, S. D., Arnold, R. M.
- Evaluation of surgical margins in melanocytic lesions: a survey among 152 dermatopathologists; 2005; Sellheyer, K., Bergfeld, W. F., Stewart, E., Roberson, G., Hammel, J.
- Web-based and Mailed Questionnaires: A Comparison of Response Rates and Compliance; 2005; Baelter, K., Balter, O., Fondell, E., Trolle-Lagerros, Y.
- Using a web-based survey to assess correlates of intention towards HIV testing among never-been-tested...; 2005; Hou, S.-I., Wisenbaker, J. M.
- Smoking Cessation Research via the Internet: A Feasibility Study; 2005; Stoddard, J. L., Delucchi, K. L., Muñoz, R. F., Collins, M., Pérez-Stable, E. J., Augustson,...
- Biases in internet sexual health samples: Comparison of an internet sexuality survey and a national...; 2005; Ross, M. W., Mansson, S.-A., Daneback, K., Cooper, A., Tikkanen, R.
- Analysis of Break-off Patterns in Web Surveys; 2005; Ahsan, S., Broach, R. J.
- Evaluation of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Young People Using a Web-Based Survey Technique.; 2005; Chung, J. H., des Roches, C. M., Meunier, J., Eavey, R. D.
- The psychometric properties of pen-and-pencil and internet versions of the midlife women's symptom index...; 2005; Im, E. O., Chee, W., Bender, M., Cheng, C.- Y., Tsai, H.- M., Kang, N. M., Lee, H. S.
- An overview of the ethics of cyber-space research and the implication for nurse educators; 2005; Haigh, C., Jones, N. A.
- Demands on web survey tools for epidemiological research; 2005; Baelter, O., Baelter, K.
- Challenges of Internet Recruitment: A Case Study with Disappointing Results; 2005; Koo, M., Skinner, H.
- Challenges in conducting longitudinal randomized controlled trials online - The story of evaluating...; 2005; Davidovich, U.
- Adjusting for selection bias in Web surveys using propensity scores: the case of the Health and Retirement...; 2005; Schonlau, M., van Soest, A., Kapteyn, A., Couper, M. P.
- Internet-administered adolescent health questionnaires compared with a paper version in a randomized...; 2005; Mangunkusumo, R. T., Moorman, P. W., van den Berg -de Ruiter, A. E., van der Lei, J., de Koning, H....
- Mode effects for collecting alcohol and tobacco data among 3rd and 4th grade students: A randomized...; 2005; McCabe, S. E., Boyd, C. J., Young, A., Crawford, S. D., Pope, D.
- An experiment in call scheduling; 2004; Cunningham, P., Martin, D., Brick, J. M.
- A household panel as a tool for cost-effective health-related population surveys: validity of the "...; 2004; Potthoff, P., Heinemann, Lothar A.J., Guther, B.