Web Survey Bibliography
Title New Ways of Survey Data Collection: Touchscreens
Author Weichbold, M.
Access date 31.03.2004
Abstract Empirical research in the social sciences is unthinkable today without computers. From a historic view, they were firstly used for data analysis, but over the years also all other phases of the research process were carried out with the support of computers: project planning as well as sampling, organisational things as well as the presentation of the results. The ’last’ computer-free part for a long time was the interview situation itself: even in Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing - CATI - the answers are ’produced’ in a dialogue between the interviewer and the respondent, who himself is not aware of the computer. Although some forms of computer-based self-administered questionnaires were presented already in the seventies (e.g. disk-by-mail), they didn’t gain any significance in empirical social research. But again it was a question of time: with the increasing number of computers in private use and their connection via the Internet, World-Wide-Websurveys were the first data collection method to become popular with the respondent answering a questionnaire directly facing the computer. But there are further forms of computer-based interviewing that might play a major role in future: For a few years I am working on surveys using touchscreen terminals. The results of various studies are very encouraging, although some methodological questions are still open. The presentation firstly gives a short description of touchscreen interviewing and its fields of application; in a second step some characteristics of touchscreen-surveys will be discussed. At last a comparison with WWW-Surveys will lead us to the question, whether it is possible to work out some characteristics for computerbased forms of data collection.
Access/Direct link Homepage - conference (abstract)
Year of publication2002
Bibliographic typeConferences, workshops, tutorials, presentations
Web Survey Bibliography - Touch technology (20)
- PDAs in socio-economic surveys: instrument bias, surveyor bias or both?; 2013; Escobal, J., Benites, S.
- The smartphone psychology manifesto; 2012; Miller, G.
- For winning qualitative, make it high-touch + high-tech; 2012; Barber, E., McIlrath, M.
- What is Probit; 2011
- The next CAPI evolution - completing web surveys on cell-enabled iPads; 2011; Dayton, J., Driscoll, H.
- Mobile, webmail, desktops: Where are we viewing email now?; 2011
- Involve while you evolve. How to make mobile research work for everyone; 2011; Luck, K.
- Evaluating the usability of personal digital assistants to collect behavioral data on adolescents with...; 2011; McClamroch, K. J
- Computer-assisted questionnaires may facilitate collection of quality-of-life (QOL) data: At a cost; 2006; Smith, A. B., Velikova, G., Wright, E. P., Lynch, P., Selby, P. J.
- Protocol for Converting Respondents form Touchtone to the Internet in the Current Employment Statistics...; 2004; Rosen, R. J., Harrell, L. J., Ballard, D., Wise, R., Gomes, T.
- Response order effects – how do people read?; 2003; Duffy, B.
- Response latency methodology for survey research: Measurement and modeling strategies; 2003; Mulligan, K. et al.
- New Data Collections Using Touchtone Data Entry; 2002; Jakhu, S., Sauer, M. E.
- Automation Strategies for the Covered Employment and Wages (CEW) Program; 2002; Searson, M.
- Online- and Touchscreensurveys: on Some Similarities of Computer-based Forms of Data Collection; 2002; Weichbold, M., Griessner, E. M.
- New Ways of Survey Data Collection: Touchscreens; 2002; Weichbold, M.
- Using touch screen audio-CASI to obtain data on sensitive topics; 2001; Cooley, P. C., Rogers, S. M., Al-Tayyib, A. A., Ganapathi, L. F., Willis, G. B., Turner, C. F.
- New Opportunities with CAI; 1998; Blyth, B.
- TDE and Beyond: Data Collection on the World Wide Web; 1996; Clayton, R. L., Werking, G. S., Harrell, L. J.
- Speech Data Entry: Results of a Test of Voice Recognition for Survey Data Collection; 1992; Clayton, R. L., Winter, D. L. S.