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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Bibliographic typeConferences, workshops, tutorials, presentations
Year of publication2005
Web Survey Bibliography - 2005 (421)
- Online Data Collection: Strategies for Research; 2005; Granello, D. H., Wheaton, J. E.
- Eight tips offer best practices for online MR; 2005; Kottler, R. E.
- Get the most from Net-based panel research; 2005; Philpott, G.
- Evaluation of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Young People Using a Web-Based Survey Technique.; 2005; Chung, J. H., des Roches, C. M., Meunier, J., Eavey, R. D.
- The psychometric properties of pen-and-pencil and internet versions of the midlife women's symptom index...; 2005; Im, E. O., Chee, W., Bender, M., Cheng, C.- Y., Tsai, H.- M., Kang, N. M., Lee, H. S.
- Personality of people using Chat: An on-line research; 2005; Anolli, L., Villani, D., Riva, G.
- An overview of the ethics of cyber-space research and the implication for nurse educators; 2005; Haigh, C., Jones, N. A.
- Build and Field Surveys Online, Easily; 2005; King, N.
- Technical Writers Turn to Web Surveys; 2005; Vriend, P.
- Taking surveys to the next level; 2005; Chen, A.
- PhpESP stands test of time; 2005; Rapoza, J.
- Conducting Primary Research Online; 2005; Foy, A.
- Persuasiveness on the Internet: Factors influencing participation in Web survey; 2005; Zajac, J.
- Consumer adoption of online grocery buying: a discriminant analysis; 2005; Hansen, T.
- Demands on web survey tools for epidemiological research; 2005; Baelter, O., Baelter, K.
- Unit (non)response in Web-based access panel surveys: An extended planned-behavior approach; 2005; Bosnjak, M., Tuten, T. L., Wittmann, W. W.
- Challenges of Internet Recruitment: A Case Study with Disappointing Results; 2005; Koo, M., Skinner, H.
- Conjoint-Analysen im Internet. Zu Risiken und Nebenwirkungen; 2005; Melles, T., Daiber, A.
- TV research Online: The strenght of the Eco-Symbols; 2005; Mocigemba, D.
- Options of automating internet-based Career-counselling - an example; 2005; Montel, C.
- Online Interviews as an Instrument of the Development of Organizations. A Meta-Analysis of Online Surveys...; 2005; Poetschke, M., Simonson, J.
- Ein online Experiment: Varianten der online Fragebogengestaltung und ihr Einfluss auf die Bearbeitungseffizienz...; 2005; Sabin, S., Jirasko, M.
- The Quality of Ego-Centered Network Data: A comparison of online versus offline data collection; 2005; Snijders, C., Matzat, U.
- Data Quality in On-line Surveys; 2005; Stangl, A.
- Do not touch data from late-received online questionnaires: Analysis of late responder in a closed-pool...; 2005; Stieger, S., Voracek, M.
- Dynamic Interviewing Program (DIP): Online- Interviews via ICQ; 2005; Stieger, S., Reips, U. -D.
- Effects of online surveys on data quality; 2005; Taddicken, M., Reiser, S.
- Challenges in conducting longitudinal randomized controlled trials online - The story of evaluating...; 2005; Davidovich, U.
- The spam problem from the point of view of the working group NEON; 2005; Escher, C., von Heesen, B., Lipsmeier, G., Dallwitz-Wegner, D., Daiber, A.
- Onlinebefragungen kostenlos - Der "Befrager"; 2005; Hansen, C.
- CIAO - Online Research-Barometer; 2005; Irmer, C.
- Analysing and visualising logfiles: the Individualised SiteMap tool ISM; 2005; Kralisch, A., Berendt, B.
- www.eccor-panel.org - Ein deutsch-polnisches Online-Access-Panel als Messstation kultureller Werte und...; 2005; Krawietz, M.
- Using mobile technology to increase responses of people with an active lifestyle; 2005; Neubarth, W., Kaczmirek, L., Bosnjak, M., Bandilla, W.
- Online graphic rating scales; 2005; Siegmar, O.
- Optimizing Prize Values in Web Surveys: Further Examination of the Immediacy Effect; 2005; Tuten, T. L., Galesic, M., Bosnjak, M.
- Personalization, authentication and self-disclosure in self-administered Internet surveys; 2005; Joinson, A. N., Woodley, A., Reips, U. -D.
- Progress indicators in filter based surveys. Individual and dynamic calculation methods; 2005; Kaczmirek, L., Neubarth, W., Bosnjak, M., Bandilla, W.
- Active User Sampling. Intercept surveys without popups; 2005; Kaczmirek, L., Neubarth, W.
- Case Study: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Knowledge Management Online-Survey; 2005; Karapidis, A., Schnalzer, K., Wesoly, M.
- The importance of ensuring anonymity in online research; 2005; Leidenfrost, B., Strassnig, B.
- Impact of Topic Salience, Survey Length, and Incentive Type on Response-Rates in a Web-Based Survey:...; 2005; Lindner, S., Marcus, B., Bosnjak, M., Pilischenko, S., Melzer, S., Schuetz, A.
- Datacollection and Datahandling with the crosssite Sample of the OnSite-Survey in the AGOF Project "...; 2005; Lipsmeier, G.
- Lessons From An Online Experiment; 2005; Loewe, G., Read, D., Airoldi, M.
- Web survey response rates compared to other modes - A meta-analysis; 2005; Lozar Manfreda, K., Bosnjak, M., Haas, I., Vehovar, V.
- Online-Studien im Bereich b2b - Erfahrungen aus der Luftfahrtbranche; 2005; Althoff, S.
- Online Surveys in Travel Behaviour Research; 2005; Baeumer, M.
- Effects of two innovative techniques to apply incentives in online access panels; 2005; Bosnjak, M.
- The quality of internet survey data; 2005; Denscombe, M.
- Measurement of Internet usage - Survey and problems; 2005; Fisch, M.