Web Survey Bibliography
Title The quality of internet survey data
Author Denscombe, M.
Access date 29.03.2005
Abstract Internet-based research has the potential to provide survey data that is cheaper, quicker and more user-friendly than conventional methods of survey research involving postal questionnaires, telephone surveys and face-to-face interviews. This point is widely recognised by social and market researchers. Weighed against these significant advantages, methodologists have noted the particular problems that Internet surveys face in terms of sampling and response rates. A large body of research evidence and commentary has emerged focusing on the issues of sampling and response rates in Internet research, and considerable attention has been given to overcoming these limitations. By contrast, there has been little research conducted on the quality of the data supplied by respondents using the Internet. There has been relatively little effort to compare Internet data with that supplied via conventional data collection techniques or to address the question of whether people will provide the same answers when using the Internet as they would if they had used conventional data collection techniques. This paper addresses this issue. It reports on the initial phase of a survey that has involved two matched samples of young people aged 15-16 years (matched for sex, ethnicity and social background). Cluster sampling based on secondary schools in the East Midlands of England has been used. The survey has involved a combination of conventional questionnaires and on-line web-based questionnaires. To explore the potential advantages of Internet research, half of the students participating in the research were asked to complete a conventional OMR questionnaire while the other half were asked to complete an on-line questionnaire. As far as is possible, the on-line questionnaire resembled the format and design of the paper-based counterpart, thus allowing comparisons to be made about a) the nature of responses and b) the technical and practical implications of use of web-based questionnaires.
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Year of publication2005
Bibliographic typeConferences, workshops, tutorials, presentations
Web Survey Bibliography - United Kingdom (333)
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- The effects of mixed mode designs on simple and complex analyses; 2011; Martin, P., Lynn, P.
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- Multiple modes in cross-national surveys – a good mix?; 2011; Fitzgerald, R., Martin, P.
- Assessing mode effects: implications of embedding a children's quality of life questionnaire within...; 2011; Lloyd, K.
- Survey Response via Mobile Phone: A Total Survey Error Perspective; 2011; Kaminska, O., Lynn, P.
- Usability testing of market research questionnaires; 2011; Coombe, R., Jarrett, C., Johnson, A.
- Applying maximum entropy weighting to on line panel data collection; 2011; Bianchi, A., Biffignandi, S., Hartmann, E., Sekhon, J.
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- Indicators for Monitoring and Improving Representativeness of Response; 2011; Schouten, B., Shlomo, N., Skinner, C.
- Using the Internet for speech research: an evaluative study examining affect in speech; 2011; Knoll, M. A., Uther, M., Costall, A.
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- The effect of the internet on researcher motivations, behaviour and attitudes; 2011; Mulligan, A., Mabe, M.
- Online qualitative approaches: an appraisal; 2011; Parker, K.
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- Factorial trial found mixed evidence of effects of pre-notification and pleading on response to Web-...; 2011; Felix, L. M., Burchett, H. E., Edwards, P. J.
- Advantages and limitations of web-based surveys: evidence from a child mental health survey; 2011; Heiervang, E., Goodman, R.
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- Social measurement through social surveys. An applied approach; 2010; Bulmer, M. et al.
- Designing questions for mixed mode data collection: What have we learnt so far?; 2010; Nicolaas, G., Campanelli, P.
- The Internet, Electoral Politics and Citizen Participation in Global Perspective; 2010; Gibson, R., Cantijoch, M.
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- Weighting Strategy for Understanding Society; 2010; Lynn, P., Kaminska, O.
- Lessons from a Randomised Experiment with Mixed-Mode Designs for a Household Panel Survey; 2010; Lynn, P., Uhrig, S.C. N., Burton, J.
- Understanding Society Innovation Panel Wave 2: Results from Methodological Experiments ; 2010; Burton, J., Laurie, H., Uhrig, S.C. N.
- Mobile Experience Sampling: Reaching the Parts of Facebook Other Methods Cannot Reach; 2010; Abdesslem, F. B., Parris, I., Henderson, T.
- Elastic-R, a Google docs-like portal for data analysis in the Cloud ; 2010; Chine, K.
- Is there a future for “real” qualitative market research interviewing in the digital age...; 2010; McPhee, N.
- Qualitative and Qualitative Longitudinal Resources in Europe; 2010; Bishop, L., Neale, B.
- Mobile Research: New Platform, New Thinking ; 2010; Johnson, A. J., Conry, S.
- Managing Quality in Large Multi-Country / Multi-Category / Multi-Modal Studies; 2010; Thompson, J.
- Mobile Research – The future’s in their hands: Exploring the Application of Digital Research...; 2010; Dodgson, S.
- Conditioning Effects in Online Communities; 2010; Cape, P. J.
- Kids' Life and Times: Using the Internet to Give Children a Voice; 2010; Lloyd, K.
- Thoughts on the rise and future of online research ; 2010; Day, D.
- Trial by Ordeal, a medieval approach to a modern day problem; 2010; Cape, P., Cavallaro, K.
- Developing a Research Framework for Usability in Online Surveys: Human-Survey Interaction; 2010; Kaczmirek, L.
- A Study Of Technology Adoption By Researchers: Web and e-science infrastructures to enhance research...; 2010; Pearce, N.
- Using the Internet to Give Children a Voice: An Online Survey of 10-and 11-Year-Old Children in Northern...; 2010; Lloyd, K., Devine, P.
- The ESRC Survey Resources Network - Opportunities for the advancement of survey methods; 2010; Lynn, P., Erens, B.
- The use of web questionnaires in second language acquisition and bilingualism research; 2010; Wilson, R., Dewaele, J. M.
- A mixed-mode approach to data collection: combining web and paper questionnaires to examine nurses...; 2010; Guise, V., Chambers, M., Välimäki, M., Makkonen, P.
- Use of an online questionnaire for follow-up of young female students recruited to a randomised controlled...; 2010; Atherton, H., Oakeshott, P., Aghaizu, A., Hay, P., Kerry, S.
- Effects of a Financial Incentive on Health Researchers’ Response to an Online Survey: a Randomized...; 2010; Wilson, P. M., Petticrew, M., Calnan, M., Nazareth, I.
- MarketTools TrueSample; 2009
- Sample Design for Understanding Society ; 2009; Lynn, P.
- The Use of Online Methodologies in Data Collection for Gambling and Gaming Addictions; 2009; Griffiths, M. D.
- The Decline And Fall Of The Response Rate: The Fightback ; 2009; Green, A., Staplehurst, S., Windle, R.