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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Bibliographic typeConferences, workshops, tutorials, presentations
Year of publication1998
Web Survey Bibliography (6797)
- Who Participates and Why?; 2003; Weber, L. M., Loumakis, A., Bergman, J.
- Collecting Data on Ego-Centered Social Networks on the Web; 2003; Koren, G., Lozar Manfreda, K., Vehovar, V., Hlebec, V.
- Latent Class Models for Studying Measurement-Related Mode Effects in Mixed-Mode Surveys; 2003; McCutcheon, A. L.
- Item Non-Response Reminder in a Web Survey; 2003; Fuchs, M.
- Methodological Issues in Mobile Phone Surveys; 2003; Vehovar, V., Batagelj, Z., Callegaro, M., Fuchs, M., Kuusela, V.
- How Visual Design Influences Responses to Internet and Other Self -Administered Questionnaires; 2003; Dillman, D. A.
- Design and Measurement Issues in Web Surveys; 2003; Couper, M. P.
- Web-Based Data Collection in Establishment Survey; 2003; Jeon, J.
- The Importance of Timeframe and Advertisement in Internet Surveys: An Exploratory Analysis; 2003; Casanovas, J., Esteves, J., Pastor, J.
- Potentiality of propensity scores methods in weighting for Web surveys: a simulation study based on...; 2003; Biffignandi, S., Toninelli, D., Pratesi, M.
- Statistik-Online- A New Approach to Collect Statistical Data by Internet; 2003; Pricking, T.
- Online Social Research: Methods, Issues, And Ethics:Issues Of Attribution And Identification In Online...; 2003; Barnes, S.
- Submit, Resist, or Subvert?: Organization Members’ Responses to Electronic Surveillance; 2003; Coopman, S., Watkins Allen, M., Hart, J.
- Applying The Tailored Design To Internet Surveys With College Students; 2003; Cotten, S. R.
- New Approaches Towards Collecting Data On Ego-Centered Social Networks - Interactive Web Questionnaires...; 2003; Koren, G., Hlebec, V., Lozar Manfreda, K., Vehovar, V.
- The Revolution Masterclass on Online research; 2003; Smith, P.
- Online relevance for competitive intelligence; 2003; Ojala, M.
- The Internet and financial planning practices; 2003; Yunich, R. H.
- Virtual Religion: A Study Of Spiritual Webmasters; 2003; McDaniel, T.
- Net research is not quite global; 2003; Parmar, A.
- Material Incentives in Web Surveys - A Meta-Analysis; 2003; Goeritz, A.
- Survey metrics ward off problems; 2003; Brown, J.
- We've got your numbers; 2003; Goddard, C.
- Web efforts energize customer research; 2003; Hogg, A.
- An Alternative Method for Poll Survey: Possibility of Using Mobile Phone Survey; 2003; Kang, M., Cho, S.
- The Clash of Traditional and New Media in the 2002 Korean Presidential Election; 2003; Loh, T.
- Utility of Web-based assessment of patient satisfaction with endoscopy; 2003; Harewood, G. C., Wiersema, M. J., de Groen, P. C.
- Innovative Web use to learn about consumer behavior and online privacy; 2003; Earp, J. B., Baumer, D.
- Cybersurveys come of age; 2003; Ray, N. M., Tabor, S. W.
- From paper to pixels: Moving personnel surveys to the Web; 2003; Thompson, L. F., Surface, E. A., Martin, D. L., Sanders, M. G.
- An empirical study on the adoption of information appliances with a focus on interactive TV; 2003; Choi, H., Choi, M., Kim, J., Yu, H.
- How much can technology help research?; 2003; Glass, N.
- Visiting rural "virtual villages" through online surveys and online ethnography; 2003; Skerratt, S., Warren, M.
- We seek them here, we seek them there. How technical innovation in mixed mode survey software is responding...; 2003; Macer, T.
- Internet-based Stated Preference Surveys: studies in public transport and traffic information; 2003; Killi, M., Nossum A.
- The Use of SMS as a Research Tool; 2003; Cooke, M., Strong, C., Nielsen, A.
- The Gold Standard Tarnishes: Is Online Research the Solution?; 2003; Coates, D.
- Mobile Phones and Telephone Survey Methods; 2003; Kuusela, V.
- SMS Polling: A Methodological Review; 2003; Duke, S.
- SuperCollect: A data capture system using an electronic network; 2003; Stol, H. R.
- Successfully Delivering Technology for Online Research; 2003; Bayer, L. R., Milla, P.
- The Effect of Images on Web Survey Responses; 2003; Couper, M. P., Conrad, F. G., Tourangeau, R.
- Effectiveness of Progress Indicators in Web Surveys: It's what's up front that counts; 2003; Conrad, F. G., Couper, M. P., Tourangeau, R.
- Salutations and Response Rates on Online Surveys; 2003; Pearson, J.
- Comparison of E-mail, Fax, and Postal Surveys of Pediatricians; 2003; McMahon, S. R., Iwamoto, M., Massoudi, M. S., Yusuf, H. R., Stevenson, J. M., David, F., Chu, S. Y.,...
- Costs and benefits of improving response rates for a hard-to-reach population; 2003; Teitler, J. O., Reichman, N. E.,
- Humanizing self-administered surveys: experiments on social presence in web and IVR surveys; 2003; Tourangeau, R., Couper, M. P., Stegier, D.M.Steiger, D. M.; de Rouvray, C.
- Web Surveys as Part of a Mixed-Mode Strategy for Populations That Cannot Be Contacted by E-Mail; 2003; Schonlau, M., Asch, B. J., Du, C.
- Use of Internet Tools for Survey Research; 2003; Truell, A. D.
- The effect of incentives in web surveys: application and ethical considerations; 2003; Cobanoglu, N., Cobanoglu, C.