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Title How Much Is The Same: The Impact Of Web Interviewing On Budgetary Choices
Year 2001
Access date 22.04.2004
Abstract While many questions ask about desired levels of federal spending, only a handful, have examined people’s preferences in detail. A recent survey by the Center on Policy Attitudes and Knowledge Networks let respondents examine 13 major components of the federal discretionary budget and reallocate the budget according to respondents’ own priorities. With a unique Internet-based mode of administration, this survey enabled respondents to see the items simultaneously, to revisit items, to contemplate the items without the time pressure created by the presence of a telephone interviewer, and to see the effect of their changes in real time. Generally, these innovations resulted in an exercise that more closely simulates a budgeting process than a similar survey conducted through telephone interviews. However, this change in mode resulted in one unexpected difference from a similar exercise administered previously by telephone. Respondents made more small changes in the amounts they allocated. This paper will discuss the study and examine the potential causes of this change. Data for this study come from a 2000 survey of 721 adults designed by COPA and conducted using the web-enabled Knowledge Networks TM Panel and a 1996 tele-phone survey of 600 respondents designed by the Program on International Policy Attitudes.
Year of publication2001
Bibliographic typeConferences, workshops, tutorials, presentations