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Peter Lugtig
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Mobile-only web survey respondents
My breaks between posts are getting longer and longer. Sorry my dear readers. Today, I am writing about research done over a year ago that I did with Vera Toepoel and Alerk Amin. Our study was about a group of respondents we can no longer ignore: Mobile-onl...
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The old web survey is dead
Why we should throw out most of what we know on how to visually design web surveys In 2000, web surveys looked like postal surveys stuck to a screen. Survey researchers needed time to get used to the idea that web surveys should perhaps look differently fro...
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Retrospective reporting
Back after a long pause. Panel surveys traditionally interview respondents at regular intervals, for example monthly or yearly. This interval is mostly chosen for practical reasons: interviewing people more frequently would lead to a large respondent burden...
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Adaptive designs: 4 ways to improve panel surveys
This is a follow-up on why I think panel surveys need to adapt their data collection strategies to target individual respondents . Let me first note that apart from limiting nonresponse error, there are other reasons why we would want to do this. We can lim...
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why panel surveys need to go 'adaptive'
Last week, I gave a talk at Statistics Netherlands (slides here ) about panel attrition. Initial and nonresponse and dropout from panel surveys have always been a problem. A famous study by Groves and Peytcheva ( here ) showed that in cross-sectional studie...
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What devices do respondents use over the course of a panel study?
Vera Toepoel and I have been writing a few articles over the last two years about how survey respondents are taking up tablet computers and smartphones. We were interested in studying whether people in a probability-based web panel ( the LISS panel ) use di...
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Some people in my university department (including me) have started a study to how people deal with non-probability surveys. The study is led by Hannah Emerson, an MsC student who is writing her thesis on the topic. What kind of adjustment techniques do peo...
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Can you push web survey respondents to complete questionnaires on their mobile phones?
I am back from some great holidays, and am revisiting some of the research I did over the last 2 years. Back then, I would have not expected that I would become so interested in doing survey research on mobile phones. I do think that a little change of rese...
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Call for papers: Thematic issue on “The collection of survey data using mixed devices” - deadline for abstracts 31 August 2014
With Vera Toepoel , I have recently written two articles on doing surveys on mobile phones and tablets. I will write about these articles another day, but you can find one article and some presentations under the publications tab. I like doing research abou...
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AAPOR 2014
Big data and new technologies to do survey research. These were in my view the two themes of the 2014 AAPOR conference . The conference organisation tried to push the theme ‘Measurement and the role of pubic opinion in a democracy’, but I don't think the th...
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