Update of the list of blogs

Sep 03 2015

List of the blogs has been updated. Some blogs that can no longer be accessed have been deleted and some new ones have already been added. Some minor corrections may still be made in the near future. The list can be found here:

http://www.websm.org/c/1811/Blogs/?preid

Blogs are divided into four categories:

  • Experts: These are professionals, dedicated to the issues of survey methodology and marketing who (sometimes) also reflect on topics related to web survey methodology;
  • Associations and media: We talk here about organizations with a mission to reflect/discuss topics objectively; they are not directly involved neither in selling software or methodology nor into the supply of survey research services.
  • Software vendors:According to recent WebSM study on web survey software, more than 100 vendors also produce their blog. Of course, this  is basically an element of their marketing/PR/sales strategy, however, for being readable to broader audience they must provide interesting and relevant stuff - and often they do. This is  also the first place to learn about interesting new features.
  • Market research companies: We have here predominantly market research companies doing empirical research, but also organization from public and nonprofit sector. They all  have a lot to say about web survey methodology, particularly about its nesting into the research and into survey industry. Similar to software vendors they  write blogs predominantly for promoting their organization and their core activity, but doing this they do provide certain added value also to readers interested in web survey methodology.

 

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