Web Survey Bibliography
Title Describing response behavior in websurveys using client side paradata
Author Heerwegh, D.
Access date 29.03.2004
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Abstract This paper introduces client side paradata in the field of websurveys. Client side paradata result from capturing meaningful respondent actions at the level of individual survey questions. Survey researchers can use these data to answer a multitude of (methodological) research questions, particularly questions which need a detailed description of response behavior. This paper not only discusses client side paradata in general terms, but also presents the necessary software to enable websurveys of third parties to collect client side paradata. Furthermore, some examples demonstrating the possibilities of client side paradata are presented. It is shown how these data allow to detect changing responses to questions, the sequence in which items are answered, and the time needed to answer questions (in milliseconds). The intention of this paper is to motivate survey researchers to include client side paradata in their own websurveys, so that a more general methodology and deontology on the use of client side paradata can be developed.
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Year of publication2002
Bibliographic typeConferences, workshops, tutorials, presentations
Web Survey Bibliography - Web survey Workshop and Symposium, 2002 (14)
- Interactive aspects of web surveys: Modeling and clarifying users ' understanding of questions; 2002; Conrad, F. G.
- Cognitive processes when answering online questionnaires; 2002; Fuchs, M.
- Using client side paradata to evaluate respondent behavior in Web surveys; 2002; Heerwegh, D.
- Doec propensity score weighting work for Web Surveys; 2002; Forsman, G., Varedian, M.
- Visual design issues in Web surveys; 2002; Couper, M. P.
- Do Web surveys really gain lower response rates than other survey modes? A meta-analysis; 2002; Lozar Manfreda, K., Vehovar, V.
- Describing response behavior in websurveys using client side paradata; 2002; Heerwegh, D.
- Nonresponse Error and Mode Effects in Web-based Surveys; 2002; Dean, L.
- Incorporating Internet Surveys into Mixed-Mode Survey Designs; 2002; Tarnai, J.
- Cognitive processes in Web Surveys; 2002; Fuchs, M.
- Interactive Aspects of Web Surveys: Lack of Use, Ease of Use and User Models; 2002; Conrad, F. G.
- Does Propensity Score Weighting Work for Web Surveys?; 2002; Forsman, G., Varedian, M.
- Weighting Issues in Web-Surveys; 2002; Varedian, M.
- Recruiting respondents for web surveys: random and other samples; 2002; Schonlau, M.