Web Survey Bibliography
Title Mode effects on data quality in mixed mode self-administered paper, on-line and e-mail panel
Author Stangl, A.
Source RC33 6th International Conference on Social Science Methodology: Recent Developments and Applications in Social Research Methodology, 2004
Access date 14.09.2004
Abstract The study is based on a panel of independent economic experts from the Euro area, USA and Japan who were surveyed quarterly in 2002 and 2003 in the context of an international business tendency survey. The results of the longitudinal analysis demonstrate that response rates to Internet based questionnaires, given the choice of survey mode, are approaching the response rates to traditional paper-and-pencil techniques and Internet based questionnaires can be regarded as almost equally popular among a panel of economic professionals. The longitudinal data provide also some interesting clues concerning the respondents’ commitment to the survey with respect to the participation mode: on-line participants tend to be stronger committed to the survey. The reason is seen in the stronger and more frequent interaction between on-line participants and the surveyor that helps to foster social bonds and respondents’ commitment. Particular attention of the study is drawn on the precision of Internet-based questionnaires as data collection method. The study demonstrates that in Web-based questionnaires there are more opportunities for errors on each stage of the participation process than in a traditional paper-and-pencil survey. There are no significant differences in validity and item non-response across modes. Concerning the reliability of web surveys there has been little research produced due to the lack of appropriate data bases, as the majority of web survey use advanced programming features to control for inconsistencies and obviously wrong answers. The used data set facilitated analysis of the reliability of the Internet-based survey mode, as no controls for inconsistent answers have been utilized. The frequency of errors/inconsistencies in Internet questionnaires is significantly higher than in questionnaires received with the traditional paper-and-pencil technique.
Year of publication2004
Bibliographic typeConferences, workshops, tutorials, presentations
Web Survey Bibliography - Japan (20)
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- Selection bias of internet panel surveys: A comparison with a paper-based survey and national governmental...; 2012; Tsuboi, S. et al.
- Using Internet Survey to Evaluate the Effects of E-Government: The Case of Taiwan's Tax Return Filing...; 2012; Huang, T., Chung, P. L., Naiyi, H.
- Development of a Web-Based Survey for Monitoring Daily Health and its Application in an Epidemiological...; 2011; Sugiura, H., Ohkusa, Y., Akahane, M., Sano, T., Okabe, N., Imamura, T.
- Elaborate Item Count Questioning: Why Do People Underreport in Item Count Responses?; 2010; Hirai, Y., Tsuchiya, T.
- Propensity Score Adjustment for Web Survey of Voting Behavior: A Case in Japan; 2009; Kobayashi, T.
- A study of the properties of the item count technique; 2007; Tsuchiya, T., Hirai, Y., Ono, S.
- A Study on Technical and Cultural Differences in Survey Methodology Between Japan and the United States...; 2007; Matsumoto, W.
- The Dynamics of Happiness: Evidence from Daily Panel Data; 2007; Kimball, M. S., Tsutsui, Y., Ohtake, F.
- Self-orientation and group-orientation: Intercultural differences in attitudes toward personalized Web...; 2005; Wernher, I., Nerb, J.
- Can Internet Surveys be Used for Social Surveys? : Results of an Experimental Study; 2004; Honda, N., Motokawa, A.
- Development of web-based qualitative and quantitative data collection systems: Study on daily symptoms...; 2004; Kanzaki, H., Makimoto, K., Takemura, T., Ashida, N.
- Mode effects on data quality in mixed mode self-administered paper, on-line and e-mail panel; 2004; Stangl, A.
- Adjusting Responses in a Nonprobability Web Panel Survey by the Propensity Score-weighting; 2004; Yoshimura, O.
- Ethnographic research on the experience of Japanese elderly people online; 2003; Kanayama, T.
- Problems Confronting Japanese Marketing Research Industry: Report of Attitude Study Findings from Research...; 2002; Kobayashi, K.
- Japan Has 18 Million Internet Users; 20 Pct. Tried E-Commerce; 1999; Nikkei NetBusiness
- The Online Survey in Japan: An Evaluation of Emerging Methodologies; 1999; Ohsumi, N., Yoshimura, O.
- Effects of different types of images on the understanding of stories: basic research to develop Japanese...; 1999; Ikeda, N.
- PHS: Revolutionizing personal communication in Japan; 1996; Ishii, K.