2nd ESRA conference: the session on web surveys
Mar 29 2007
The second ESRA (European Survey Research Association) confererence this summer includes the session »Promises and Perils of Web Surveys«. The session organizers Katja Lozar Manfreda and Vasja Vehovar invite you to send in the proposal for this session. See the timetable and the abstract below.
- Vasja Vehovar: Web Surveys, KeyNote speach 29June 2007, PPT
April 25, 2007 Final date to send in abstracts to session organizers
May 1, 2007 Final date to send in abstracts of individual papers and programs for the sessions by the session organizers
June 1, 2007 Definite program of the conference
June 25, 2007 Opening of the conference
June 29, 2007 Closing of the conference
Email to send in the abstracts: email@example.com
Abstract of the session:
The World Wide Web has been increasingly used for survey data collection already for more than a decade. There are several research fields where Web surveys are used regularly (from establishment surveys, consumer research of online services, research on students and professionals etc.) since coverage presents a smaller problem and probability sampling is possible. But they are also regularly used in the field of health or market research where researchers need to satisfy with non-probability samples. At the same time, despite their already spread use, survey methodologists still try to show whether the use of Web surveys is actually as valid and reliable as the use of more conventional survey methods. First, the initial optimistic claims about web surveys as a replacement technology in the modern survey industry seemed to be premature and also damaging to the reputation of these surveys. Survey methodologists thus try to show that web surveys can be scientific in scope, despite in practice prevailing non-probability panel web surveys where generalization of results is questionable. In addition, comparison of results of web surveys to results of more conventional survey methods (e.g. mail, telephone, face-to-face survey) are performed in order to show the validity and reliability of web surveys. Papers dealing with any aspect of data quality in web surveys are welcome. In particular, papers that compare web and other survey modes are especially welcome.
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