Web Survey Bibliography
Title Virtual Selves and Web Surveys
Source Advances in methodology and statistics (Metodolo¹ki zvezki), 18, pp. 187-213
Access date 08.11.2004
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Abstract With rapid transfer of many forms of social inquiry through structured questionnaires to the Web it is increasingly important to explore whether the Web is indeed a 'socially neutral' research tool as many believe. Because of the graphical and interactive nature of the Web and the context of global environment, social desirability effects in Web surveys may be different from with other self-administered methods, which usually reduce them. In addition, increased use of interactive services, such as multiple user domains, interactive chat rooms and interactive online games encourages widespread adoption of 'virtual personas' on the Web. It is thus important to explore how participation in such interactive services may mitigate potential benefits of the Web for social research. Our research explores whether those who are frequent participants in so-called 'alternate realities' on the Web are more likely to present their 'virtual personas' or their 'real selves' when answering questions in Web surveys. Users of interactive services are identified in a large national Web survey of Internet users in Slovenia within the project RIS (http://www.ris.org) at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. They are asked a variety of questions relating to self-image that are known to be subject to social desirability bias. At the end of the survey they are asked for their telephone number. A random sample of respondents from the population of non-users of interactive services is also selected. Both groups are then administered a telephone survey, with the key self-presentation and social desirability items replicated. We then compare the responses to the telephone survey with those provided in the Web survey. Our hypothesis is that those who are regular participants in interactive services are more likely to present themselves in a different light on the Web than on the telephone, relative to the non-user group.
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Web Survey Bibliography - Conference proceedings (248)
- Beyond Demographics: Are ‘Webographic’ Questions Useful for Reducing the Selection Bias...; 2007; Schonlau, M., van Soest, A., Kapteyn, A.
- A New Application of Adaptive Web Sampling Designs; 2007; Xu, H., K., Rosenberger, J. L.Thompson, R. L.Thompson, S. K.
- Web Panels: The Future of Survey Research?; 2007; Krotki, K.
- Improving the Quality of Open-End Questions in Mail, Web, and Telephone Surveys; 2007; Dillman, D. A., Smyth, J. D.
- Effects of Answer Space Size on Responses to Open-ended questions in mail surveys; 2007; Israel, G. D.
- Maximising respondent engagement: The use of rich media; 2007; Reid, J., Morden, M., Reid, A.
- Truth in measurement: Comparing Web Based interviewing Techniques; 2007; Couper, M. P., Terhanian, G., Bremer, J., Thomas, R. K.
- The power of the visible: Visual design for Web surveys; 2006; Couper, M. P.
- Attitudinal differences. Comparing people who belong to multiple versus single panels; 2006; Casdas, D., Fine, B., Menictas, C.
- Blaise – Alive and kicking for 20 years; 2006; Bethlehem, J., Hofman, L.
- What Difference Do Guidelines Make? An Observational Study of Online-questionnaire Design Guidelines...; 2006; Lumsden, J., Flinn, S., Anderson, M., Morgan, W.
- Techniques for Assessing Safety Symbol Comprehension: Web-Based Vs. In-Person Questionnaire Administration...; 2006; Wisniewski, E. C., Isaacson, J. J., Hall, S. M
- A Comparison of in-Class and Online Student Evaluations; 2006; Swanson, D.
- Weighting an Internet Panel Survey on Drug Use and Abuse; 2006; Gordek, H., Williams, R. L., Dai, L.
- Results from the International Survey of ASA Members; 2006; Luo, A., Sangster, R.
- Efficient Multimode Data Collection; 2006; Dolson, D.
- Supplementing RDD Surveys with Web-Based Survey Data; 2006; Krotki, K.
- An Application of E-mail Suvey Using a Word Form; 2006; Graeml, A. R., Csillag, J. M.
- The shift to on-line research. Managing and taking advantage of it.; 2006; Alexander, J., Fine, J., Davies, S.
- The professional respondent problem in online panel surveys today; 2005; Fulgoni, G.
- Satisficing behavior in online panelists; 2005; Downes-Le Guin, T.
- Panel proliferation and quality concerns; 2005; Faasse, J.
- Comparing the results of probability and non-probability sample surveys; 2005; Krosnick, J. A.
- Implementing web-surveys for software requirements elicitation; 2005; Belani, H., Pripuzic, K., Kobas, K.
- Capturing them in the Web: the use of online surveys and the examination of response patterns for first...; 2005; Bond, D.
- Survey Quality and Mobile Phones; 2005; Kuusela, V., Notkola, V.
- Translucent is the mind of the web user; 2005; Britschgi, M.
- How to make internet surveys representative: A case study of a two-step weighting procedure; 2004; Borsch-Supan, A. et al.
- In the Long Run: lessons from a panel survey respondent incentive experiment; 2004; Jäckle, A., Lynn, P.
- Electronic Versus Paper Surveys: Analysis of Potential Psychometric Biases; 2004; McCoy, S., Marks Jr., P. V., Carr, C. L., Mbarika, V.
- Topsl: A domain-specific language for on-line surveys; 2004; MacHenry, M., Matthews, J.
- An Assessment of Measurement Invariance between Internet-Based and Traditional Paper-and-Pencil Surveys...; 2004; Deutskens, E., de Ruyter, K., Wetzels, M.
- Implementing Web-based Statistical Tools; 2004; West, W.
- Virtual ethnography: A computer-based approach; 2004; Ardet, N., Thome, M.
- Electronic Voting Machines – A comparison applying the principles of computer-human interaction...; 2003; Callegaro, M., Peytcheva, E.
- The Effect of Respondent and Technology Characteristics on the Intention to Participate in Internet-...; 2003; Deutskens, E., de Ruyter, K., Wetzels, M.
- Building a custom client-side research tool for online Web-based experiments; 2003; Westin, S.
- Web-STAR: A survey tool for analyzing user requirements for web sites; 2003; Lazar, J., Jones, A., Greenidge, K.
- First installation of a virtual CATI phone room with full telephony integration; 2003; Tanguay, L.
- A Methodology for the Administration of a Web-Based Questionnarie; 2003; Antunes, M. J., Castro, E., Mealha, O.
- Survey Automation: Report and Workshop Proceedings; 2003; Tourangeau, R.
- Design of Follow-up Questions in Web Surveys; 2003; Balter, O., Kjellstrom, O.
- More than a thousand words? Visual cues and visual knowledge; 2002; Prior, M.
- Do argumentation tasks promote conceptual change about volcanoes?; 2002; Hemmerich, J., Wiley, J.
- The Use of Web-Based International Surveys In Information Systems Research; 2002; Lang, M.
- Effective recruitment and retention for online surveys; 2002; Freeman, K.
- An Evaluation of Nonresponse Bias in Internet Surveys Conducted Using the Knowledge Networks Panel; 2002; Seryakova, K., Dennis, J. M., Huggins, V. J.
- Evaluation of Differential Sampling in the Knowledge Networks Panel: What is the Effect on Coverage,...; 2002; Huggins, V. J., Tang, X.
- Does This Question Work? Evaluating Cognitive Interview Results Using Respondent Debriefing Questions...; 2002; Hughes, K. A., DeMaio, T. J.
- New Data Collections Using Touchtone Data Entry; 2002; Jakhu, S., Sauer, M. E.