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survey overview

Quantity of data how much you can get per survey and

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Unformatted text preview: how their interactions may affect the results--the interviewer asking you on a date w/e. Quantity of data: how much you can get per survey and how many surveys you can get. Response rate: this is a huge deal. how many surveys you can send out to get people to respond (so out of 100 surveys sent, how many respond). The lowest response rate is mail and Internet. Perceived anonymity: people will give better answers if there is no interviewer, if they feel they are anonymous they will give more honest answers. Social desirability: people will conform to what they should say in the presence of others (people saying they recycle everything with an interviewer, versus saying they kinda recycle with an anonymous one). Interviewer bias: how the interviewer might change the questions through their bias or their personal intentions. Speed: how fast you can get the information after you send the survey (mail is probably the slowest, electronic is probably fastest). Cost: to collect, to write, to pay interviewer, to provide incentives..etc. If a method has a low response rate, you will probably have to give more incentives (the cheapest is internet). How to increase response rate: if you tell them the interview is coming (aka house interview), following up (a reminder like eSpots to fill out the survey), incentives (monetary, extra credit, free drink, even as little as a quarter will be an incentive people to fill it out. Prepaid (you attatch a quarter to the survey and it makes people feel guilty to take it without filling it out), or promised (you give them the incentive after they fill it out). 3 Method Advantages Disadvantages Telephone Fast High sample control Good control of field force Good response rate Moderate cost No use of physical stimuli Limited to simple questions Quantity of data is low In-Home Complex questions can be asked Good for physical stimuli Very good sample control High quantity of data Very good response rate Low control of field force High social desirability Potential for interviewer bias Most expensive May take longer Mall-intercept Complex questions can be asked Very good for physical stimuli Very good control of environment Very good response rate High social des...
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