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ESRA 2017 Sessions on web surveys

Nov 23 2016

The 7th Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA) will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 17th to 21st July 2017. The conference will be hosted by the University of Lisbon, jointly by the School of Economics and Management (ISEG), the Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Management (CSG) and the Institute for Social Sciences (ICS).

Among 111 sessions that are being organized, we would like to emphasize the following that is directly related to the web survey methodology: 

Data quality in non-probabilistic online surveys.
Non-probabilistic online surveys are being increasingly used in research and policy analysis. The reasons for their recent success are mainly  related to the relatively low costs of setting up, maintenance, and data  collection associated to the large sample sizes available for the  analysis. However, non-probabilistic online surveys pose a number of issues that mainly concern the generalization of the findings derived from the analysis of survey data. The session fosters discussion on the issues concerning, in particular, the assessment of the representativeness of non-probabilistic samples and the methods to correct for bias.

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