Web Survey Bibliography
Title Virtual subjects: Using the Internet as an alternative source of subjects and research environment
Author Smith M. A., Leigh, B.
Source Behavior Research Methods, Instruments & Computers, 29, 4, pp. 496-505
Access date 19.08.2004
Abstract This paper presents a rationale for why some researchers might consider using the Internet for research by addressing four issues. First, a few unique research opportunities afforded by the Internet are discussed. Second, the utility of using newsgroups and the Telnet protocol is described. Third, Internet research ethical guidelines in five areas are developed. Fourth, the data validity issue is addressed, and previous research using Internet and introductory psychology subject samples is replicated. The samples were similar on 5 of 7 demographic variables but differed in age and sex compositions, and response patterns for the two samples were similar to those reported previously. Finally, some Limitations of the Internet are considered, as are its potentials to fulfill traditional research requirements and its use as an educational aid.
Bibliographic typeJournal article
Year of publication1997
Web Survey Bibliography - Behavior Research Methods, Instruments & Computers (36)
- A Web-based program for coding open-ended response protocols; 2006; Ames, S. L., Gallaher, P. E., Sun, P., Pearce, S., Zogg, J. B., Houska, B. R., Leigh, B. C., Stacy,...
- Measuring health beliefs on the Internet: A comparison of paper and Internet administrations of the...; 2006; Hewson, C. M., Charlton, J. P.
- Non-equivalence of online and paper-and-pencil psychological tests: The case of the Prospective Memory...; 2005; Buchanan, T., Ali, T., Heffernan, T. M., Ling, J., Parrott, A. C., Rodgers, J., Scholey, A. B.
- Coh-Metrix: Analysis of text on cohesion and language; 2004; Graesser, A., McNamara, D. S., Louwerse, M., Cai, Z.
- Scientific LogAnalyzer: A Web-based tool for analyses of server log files in psychological research; 2004; Reips, U. -D., Stieger, S.
- Express: A Web-based technology to support human and computational experimentation; 2003; Yule, P., Cooper, R.P.
- Validating Internet research: A test of the psychometric equivalence of Internet and in-person samples...; 2003; Meyerson, P., Tryon, W. W.
- Web-based research: Methodological variables' effects on dropout and sample characteristics; 2003; O'Neil, K. M., Penrod, S. D., Bornstein, B. H.
- WEXTOR: A Web-based tool for generating and visualizing experimental designs and procedures; 2002; Reips, U. -D., Neuhaus, C.
- A comparison of four computer-based telephone interviewing methods: Getting answers to sensitive questions...; 2002; Corkrey, R., Parkinson, L.
- A comparison of World-Wide Web and paper-and-pencil personality questionnaires; 2002; Pettit, F. A.
- Response rate, speed, and completeness: A comparison of Internet-based and mail surveys; 2002; Truell, A. D., Bartlett, J. E., Alexander, M. W.
- Personality research on the Internet: A comparison of Web-based and traditional instruments in take-...; 2002; Cronk, B. C., West, J. L.
- The Web Experimental Psychology Lab: Five years of data collection on the Internet; 2001; Reips, U. -D.
- User-controlled photographic animations, photograph-based questions, and questionnaires: Three Internet...; 2001; Horswill, M. S., Coster, M. E.
- Methodological variables in Web-based research that may affect results: Sample type, monetary...; 2001; O'Neil, K. M., Penrod, S. D.
- Tell me, what did you see? The stimulus on computers; 2000; Krantz, J. H.
- QUAID: A questionnaire evaluation aid for survey methodologists; 2000; Graesser, A., Wiemer-Hastings, K., Kreuz, R., Wiemer-Hastings, P.
- Internet research: Self-monitoring and judgments of attractiveness; 2000; Buchanan, T.
- An investigation into the perception of dominance from schematic faces: A study using the World-Wide...; 1999; Senior, C., Phillips, M.L., Barnes, J., David, A.S.
- Research on the Internet: Validation of a World-Wide Web mediated personality scale; 1999; Buchanan, T., Smith, J. L.
- Social desirability, anonymity, and Internet-based questionnaires; 1999; Joinson, A. N.
- Web-based administration of a personality questionnaire: comparison with traditional methods; 1999; Davis, R. N.
- Tutorial: PERL, a psychologically efficient reformatting language; 1998; Schwartz, A.
- The making of a personality inventory: Help from the WWW; 1998; Pasveer, K. A., Ellard, J.H.
- Operate your own World-Wide Web server; 1997; Hoffman, R., Macdonald, J., Schmidt, W. C.
- Virtual subjects: Using the Internet as an alternative source of subjects and research environment; 1997; Smith M. A., Leigh, B.
- Comparing the results of laboratory and World-Wide Web samples on the determinants of female attractiveness...; 1997; Krantz, J. H., Ballard, J., Scher, J.
- World-Wide Web survey research: Benefits, potential problems, and solutions; 1997; Schmidt, W. C.
- The lost e-mail method: Milgram’s lost-letter technique in the age of the Internet; 1997; Stern, S. E., Faber, J. E.
- World-Wide Web Survey Research Made Easy with WWW Survey Assistant; 1997; Schmidt, W. C.
- CGI scripts: Gateways to World-Wide Web power; 1996; Kieley, J. M.
- Proper methodologies for psychological and sociological studies conducted via the Internet; 1996; Hewson, C. M., Laurent, D., Vogel, C. M.
- Mosaic and the information superhighway. A virtual tiger in your tank; 1995; Levy, C. M.