Web Survey Bibliography
Title Survey Mode as a Source of Instability in Responses across Surveys
Source Field Methods, 17, 1, pp. 30-52
Database SAGE Journals Online
Access date 26.04.2005
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Abstract Changes in survey mode for conducting panel surveys may contribute significantly to survey error. This article explores the causes and consequences of such changes in survey mode. The authors describe how and why the choice of survey mode often causes changes to be made to the wording of questions, as well as the reasons that identically worded questions often produce different answers when administered through different modes. The authors provide evidence that answers may changeas a result of different visual layouts for otherwise identical questions and suggest ways to keep measurement the same despite changes in survey mode.
Year of publication2005
Bibliographic typeGeneric - other
Web Survey Bibliography - Field Methods (24)
- Effects of Lotteries on Response Behavior in Online Panels; 2013; Goeritz, A., Luthe, S. C.
- Exploring Response Differences between Face-to-Face and Web Surveys: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis...; 2013; Bennink, M., Moors, G., Gelissen, J.
- Examining the Gender Effects of Different Incentive Amounts in a Web Survey; 2013; Boulianne, S. J.
- Sample composition discrepancies in different stages of a probability-based online panel; 2013; Bosnjak, M., Haas, I., Galesic, M., Kaczmirek, L., Bandilla, W., Couper, M. P.
- The effects of item saliency and question design on measurement error in a self-administered survey; 2012; Stern, M. J., Smyth, J. D., Mendez, J.
- Data Quality in HIV/AIDS Web-Based Surveys: Handling Invalid and Suspicious Data; 2012; Bauermeister, J. A., Pingel, E., Zimmerman, M., Couper, M. P., Carballo-Diéguez, A., Strecher, V. J.
- Comparing Ranking Techniques in Web Surveys; 2012; Blasius, J.
- Why semantic differentials in Web-based research should be made from visual analogue scales and not...; 2012; Funke, F., Reips, U. -D.
- Web versus Mail: The Influence of Survey Distribution Mode on Employees’ Response; 2012; Saunders, M. N. K.
- Testing the Validity of Gender Ideology Items by Implementing Probing Questions ; 2012; Behr, D., Braun, M., Kaczmirek, L., Bandilla, W.
- Evaluating the usability of personal digital assistants to collect behavioral data on adolescents with...; 2011; McClamroch, K. J
- 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.
- Piloting Data Collection via Cell Phones: Results, Experiences, and Lessons Learned; 2009; ZuWallack, R. S.
- Design of Web Questionnaires: The Effects of the Number of Items per Screen; 2009; Toepoel, V., Das, M., van Soest, A.
- Comparing response rates from Web and mail surveys: A meta-analysis; 2008; Shih, T.-H., Fan, X.
- The long-term effect of material incentives on participation in online panels; 2008; Goeritz, A.
- The Use of Client-side Paradata in Analyzing the Effects of Visual Layout on Changing Responses in Web...; 2008; Stern, M. J.
- Visualizing Personal Networks: Working with Participant-aided Sociograms; 2007; Hogan, B., Carrasco, J. A., Wellman, B.
- Using Text Messages in U.S. Mobile Phone Surveys ; 2007; Steeh, C. G., Buskirk, T. D., Callegaro, M.
- An investigation of the effect of lotteries on web survey response rates; 2006; Heerwegh, D.
- Survey Mode as a Source of Instability in Responses across Surveys; 2005; Dillman, D. A., Christian, L. M.
- Evaluation of Web Survey Data Collection Systems; 2002; Crawford, S. D.
- Advantages and disadvantages of Internet research surveys: Evidence from the literature; 2002; Fricker, R. D., Schonlau, M.
- Doing Research in Cyberspace; 1999; Jacobson, D.