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A comparison of surveys using different modes of data collection: European social surveys versus LISS panel

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dc.contributor.author Revilla, Melanie
dc.contributor.author Saris, Willem E.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-29T09:57:37Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-29T09:57:37Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/28318
dc.description.abstract Web surveys are becoming more and more popular in survey research, mainly because of their lower costs. With the increase of the Internet coverage in most European countries, the response rates are becoming high enough to collect huge amount of data in a short period of time. However, there is a risk that changing to this new mode would lead to data incomparable with data collected in the past. Therefore it is necessary to check if data collected using Web and data collected with more traditional modes (mainly mail, telephone, face-to-face) produce similar results. This paper compares one survey completed by the Longitudinal Internet Studies for the Social sciences (LISS) panel (Web panel based on probability sample) in December 2008 with the same questions asked in the frame of the European Social Survey (faceto-face) in the Netherlands. Focusing on the quality of single items and composite scores, we find few differences between these two surveys.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries RECSM Working Paper Series;13
dc.rights This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium provided that the original work is properlyattributed.
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.title A comparison of surveys using different modes of data collection: European social surveys versus LISS panel
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.subject.keyword Web and face-to-face surveys
dc.subject.keyword Quality of questions
dc.subject.keyword MultiTrait-MultiMethod approach
dc.subject.keyword Measurement invariance
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