Web Survey Bibliography
Title PRESTO: Combining Internet survey methodologies with a student panel
Author Prince, K., Woodley, A., Joinson, A. N.
Access date 04.05.2010
Abstract The Open University is the UK’s largest distance education provider, with an annual intake in 2002 of 196, 576 students, over 75% of whom have Internet access. This poster will describe the Open University’s Internet survey system, PRESTO, which aims to both provide a vehicle for obtaining rapid student feedback for use in policy decision making and to investigate the best practices for conducting Internet research among this population. At the core of PRESTO is a panel of students who have agreed to participate in surveys up to six times per year. The forum is supported by a software system which automates the survey administration agenda and questionnaire design, saving manual labour and making Internet questionnaires available to staff regardless of technical knowledge. Users can pre-set the timing and content of all e-mails associated with a survey, design Internet questionnaires using an XML-based Web interface, dynamically monitor response patterns, modify the agenda at any time, and order Web-based reports. Parameters are built in to help insure that the choices made reflect good survey practice. PRESTO provides an easily accessible means of using Internet technology to obtain timely survey responses. Policy and practical implications of the PRESTO system on institutional decision making, as well as potential developments using the same technologies, are outlined.
Access/Direct link Homepage - conference (abstract)
Year of publication2002
Bibliographic typeConferences, workshops, tutorials, presentations
Web Survey Bibliography - United Kingdom (342)
- The Use of Online Methodologies in Data Collection for Gambling and Gaming Addictions; 2009; Griffiths, M. D.
- The Decline And Fall Of The Response Rate: The Fightback ; 2009; Green, A., Staplehurst, S., Windle, R.
- A Structured Approach For Reducing Bias In Surveys Using Online Access Panels ; 2009; Farrer, N., Dayan, Y.
- Presenting Publications in Online Print Audience Questionnaires; 2009; Carroll, J., Collins, S., Farrer, N.
- Can Lengthy Surveys Work Online? The Experience of TGI GB; 2009; Greene, D., Impedovo, D.
- Mobile research - the fifth methodology?; 2009; Snaith, T.
- Online Opinions: A Pilot Study to Extend the UK's Social Data Collection Capabilities; 2009; Dunn, E.
- Best practices in mobile research; 2009; Zahariev, M., Ferneyhough, C., Ryan, C.
- Item non-response rates: a comparison of online and paper questionnaires ; 2009; Denscombe, M.
- The Potential of a Multi-mode Data Collection Design to Reduce non-response bias. The Case of a Survey...; 2009; Sala, E., Lynn, P.
- Mixed Modes and Measurement Error: Comparing face-to-face, telephone and web modes ; 2009; Hope, S., Nicolaas, G., Jäckle, A., Lynn, P., Nandi, A., Campanelli, P.
- Do online translated questionnaires result in higher response rates for patient surveys?; 2009; Boyd, J., Davis, A.
- Qualitative Research via Internet: Asynchronous Online Discussions and the Use of WebCT; 2009; Giatsi Clausen, M., Nicol, M., Gill, J.
- The use of online data-collection in financial services market measurement research : the FRS experience...; 2009; Cooke, M., Watkins, N.
- Verbal Vs Visual Response Options: Reconciling Meanings Conveyed by a Computer Aided Visual Rating Scale...; 2009; Garland, P., Cape, P.
- Methods to increase response to postal and electronic questionnaires; 2009; J., Roberts, I., Clarke, M. J., DiGuiseppi, C., Wentz, R., Kwan, I., Cooper, R., Felix, L. M., Pratap...
- Arts-humanities.net – from community website to (social) knowledgebase?; 2009; Reimer, T.
- Estimating the robustness of questionnaire results: lessons from a mixed-mode survey of expectations...; 2009; Bonsall, P., Shires, J.
- Employment Tribunal web survey: Results of an online survey 19 March - 2 April 2009; 2009; Anonymous
- A hybrid online and offline approach to market measurement studies; 2009; Cooke, M., Watkins, N., Moy, C.
- The Internet as a research site: establishment of a web-based longitudinal study of the nursing and...; 2009; Huntington, A., Gilmour, J., Schluter, P., Tuckett, A., Bogossian, F., Turner, C.
- Mobile Phone Interviewing - Why being engaged is a good thing!; 2009; Johnson, A. J., Martin, P.
- Using mobile research to get to the heart of branding and marketing effectiveness right now; 2009; Day, D.
- Potential for technical errors and subverted allocation can be reduced if certain guidelines are followed...; 2009; Hewitt, C. E., Torgerson, D. J., Berger, V. W.
- The psychology of survey response; 2008; Schwarz, N.
- Personal data of 600,000 on lost laptop; 2008; Evans, M.
- Internet surveys and national election studies: A Symposium; 2008; Clarke, H. D., Sanders, D., Stewart, M. C., Whiteley, P.
- Designing online election surveys: Lessons from the 2004 Australian election; 2008; Gibson, R., McAllister, I.
- Mixed Modes and Measurement Error: Study design and literature review; 2008; Hope, S., Nicolaas, G.
- 26 questions to help research buyers of online samples; 2008
- Forms that Work - Designing Web Forms for Usability; 2008; Jarrett, C., Gaffney, G.
- Understanding Society. Some preliminary results from the Wave 1 Innovation Panel ; 2008; Burton, J., Laurie, H., Uhrig, S.C. N.
- ‘Looking at’, ‘Looking up’ or ‘Keeping up with’ People? Motives...; 2008; Joinson, A. N.
- Characteristics of Gay and Bisexual Men Who Drop Out of a Web Survey of Sexual Behaviour in the UK; 2008; Evans, A. R., Wiggins, D., Bolding, G., Elford, J.
- Does interactivity hold the key to respondent engagement?; 2008; Sleep, D., Puleston, J.
- Respondent Incentives in a Multi-Mode Panel Survey: Cumulative Effects on Non-Response and Bias; 2008; Jäckle, A., Lynn, P.
- CAQDAS, Secondary Analysis and the Coding of Survey Data; 2008; Fielding, N.
- Internet dating: a British survey; 2008; Gunter, B.
- Online vs. face-to-face discussion in a web-based research methods course for postgraduate nursing students...; 2008; Campbell, M., Gibson, W., Hall, A., Richards, D., Callery, P.
- Research Instruments: Driving e-Science? ; 2008; Schroeder, R.
- Use of the Internet as a data collection tool: a methodological investigation of online synchronous...; 2008; Evans, A. R., Elford, J., Wiggins, D.
- Validating Check-All and Forced-Choice Question in a Paper Survey of Provincial Park Campground Users...; 2008; Dyck, B., Moore, D.
- Using the ESRC Question Bank: An Online Resource Developed for the Social Survey Research Community; 2008; Gibbs, J. C.
- A Comparison of Item Nonresponse in Web and Pen-and-Paper Surveys of Sexual Behaviour; 2008; Evans, A. R., Elford, J., Bolding, G., Wiggins, D.
- Face-to-face versus web surveying in a high Internet coverage population: differences in response quality...; 2008; Heerwegh, D., Loosveldt, G.
- Open-ended questions and online surveys: the mode effect in relation to length; 2008; Denscombe, M.
- Health behaviours in people who respond to a web-based survey advertised on regional news media; 2008; Adams, J., White, M.
- Mixed mode: the only 'fitness' regime?; 2008; Blyth, B.
- Measuring self-disclosure online: Blurring and non-response to sensitive items in web-based surveys; 2008; Joinson, A. N., Paine, C., Buchanan, T., Reips, U. -D.
- XSight and the shaping of Marketing Analytics; 2007; Birks, D. F.