Web Survey Bibliography
Title Using Electronic Mail to Survey Undergraduates: Pitfalls and Possibilities
Author Morphew, C.C.
Source Association for Institutional Research 1998 Forum, Minneapolis
Access date 11.08.2004
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Abstract - optional With the increasing use of electronic mail (e-mail) on college and university campuses, higher education researchers interested in surveying students, faculty or administrators are beginning to consider whether this technology represents a reliable means of collecting data. Chief among the concerns when considering a new mode of survey research is the quality of the data generated and its ease of use, especially as compared with other modes. Because e-mail is a technology that even computer novices can use, the prevalence of computers on campus may allow higher education researchers to use this survey mode when collecting data on students, staff and faculty. However, as with all new survey modes, there remain questions regarding the use of e-mail questionnaires and the process whereby such questionnaires are constructed and transmitted to prospective respondents. Some of these questions relate to the quality and representative nature of the data generated via e-mail questionnaires. Other questions are more directly related to the operational problems associated with the use of e-mail as a survey mode. This paper describes a small study conducted on the campus of Iowa State University (ISU) where e-mail was compared with a telephone survey in order to assess differences associated with the use of e-mail as a survey mode. The paper includes a) a review of literature relevant to the use of e-mail questionnaires; b) a description of several operational problems experienced by the researchers during their e-mail survey; and c) a brief discussion of apparent frame and mode effects identified by our study.
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Year of publication1998
Bibliographic typeConferences, workshops, tutorials, presentations
Web Survey Bibliography (6370)
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- SurveyMonkey.com - Web-Based Survey and Evaluation System: http://www.SurveyMonkey.com; 2002; Gordon, A.
- Innovations in Survey Research: An Application of Web-Based Surveys; 2002; Sills, S.J., Song, C.
- Online survey techniques: Current issues and future trends; 2002; Comley, P.
- Online Longitudinal Survey Research: Viability and Participation; 2002; Hiskey, S., Troop, N.A.
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- BOOK REVIEW: Internet communications and qualitative research: A hand-book for research online; 2002; Dowling, Z.
- Data collection through web-based technology; 2002; Swartz, R.W., Hancock, C.
- Print versus electronic surveys: a comparison of two data collection methodologies; 2002; Boyer, K. K., Olson, J., Calantone, R. J., Jackson, E. C.
- Online Data Collection; 2002; Topp, N.W., Pawloski, B.
- PRESTO: Combining Internet survey methodologies with a student panel; 2002; Prince, K., Woodley, A., Joinson, A. N.
- The Internet and Time Displacement: A Canadian Perspective; 2002; Pronovost, G.
- The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Research; 2002; Puig, M.
- Daily Activity and Internet Use in Dual-Earner Families: A Weekly Time-Diary Approach; 2002; Fu, S.- J., Wang, R., Qui, Y.
- Navigation Patterns in Web Surveys; 2002; Ramirez, C. M.
- The Use of Online Market Research in Stakeholder Relationship Management; 2002; Reichmann, S.
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- An evaluation of the effect of response formats on data quality in Web surveys; 2002; Heerwegh, D., Loosveldt, G.
- Testing Web Questionnaires; 2002; Crawford, S. D., Baker, R. P.
- Online persuasion strategies; 2002; Heerwegh, D., Loosveldt, G.
- Comparing Web Surveys and Paper & Pencil Surveys: Measurement Error and Mode Differences; 2002; Fuchs, M.
- Mode-Effects in Web Surveys?; 2002; Bandilla, W., Bosnjak, M.
- Web Surveys: The Effect of Controlling Survey Access using PIN Numbers; 2002; Heerwegh, D., Loosveldt, G.
- Online household panel; 2002; Batinic, B., Lohmuller, T.
- The Prospects for Electronic Mail Surveys; 2002; Groussett, R., Fournier, A., Kalinowski, L., Best, S. J.
- Survey Design Features Influencing Response Rates in Web Surveys; 2002; Lozar Manfreda, K., Vehovar, V.
- List assisted Web surveys: quality, timeliness and nonresponse in the steps of the participation flow...; 2002; Biffignandi, S., Pratesi, M., Lozar Manfreda, K., Vehovar, V.
- Gender Identity and HIV Risk: An Internet-based Study; 2002; Bockting, W. O., Gurak, L.
- (Non)Response bei Web-Befragungen; 2002; Bosnjak, M.
- Prepaid and Promised Incentives in Web Surveys: An Experiment; 2002; Bosnjak, M., Tuten, T. L.
- A Nonresponse Analysis of a Mail-Web Mode Comparison; 2002; Boyd, C. J., Crawford, S. D., McCabe, S. E., Couper, M. P.
- An Experimental Comparison of Knowledge Networks and The GSS; 2002; Bradburn, N. M.
- Psychometric properties of online self-report memory questionnaires: The EMQ and PMQ; 2002; Buchanan, T., Ali, T., Heffernan, T. M., Ling, J., Parrott, A. C., Rodgers, J., Scholey, A. B.
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- Computer-assisted longitudinal surveys; 2002; Capiluppi, C.
- Web Survey Nonresponse Among Military Members; 2002; Caplan, J. R.