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Title Mode Selection and Recruitment Strategies for Survey Respondents with Disabilities
Year 2013
Access date 23.08.2016
Presentation PDF (312 KB)
Several general population studies have examined the impact of survey mode options offered on response rates, but little or no research has examined this among individuals with disabilities. As mode preference in this population may at least in part be dictated by the relative accessibility of a particular mode, and individuals with disabilities are likely present in the target population of the majority of survey studies, it is important to better understand which data collection mode(s) are preferred in this population. The use of multi-mode surveys may increase accessibility, as self-and interviewer-administered survey modes each present unique accessibility challenges and benefits. The current study examines mode selection, either web or phone, among respondents in a survey for the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). Mode selection based on user characteristics (e.g., age, primary disability, internet usage) is also examined. Additionally, this study explores the effectiveness of multiple survey recruitment strategies among individuals with disabilities, particularly the blind and low vision population. Recruitment for the survey utilized traditional print outreach, as well as online and social media outreach. The use of both print and online recruitment techniques allows for an analysis of the effects of survey recruitment strategy on mode selection as well. All analyses employ frequency and cross-tabulation statistics. The findings provide much-needed data on survey mode preference and survey recruitment strategies among researchers whose target population includes the 18.7% of Americans with disabilities (Brault, 2012).
Year of publication2013
Bibliographic typeConferences, workshops, tutorials, presentations

Web survey bibliography - 2013 (625)