Dimensions of online survey data quality

Date of publication: September 13, 2012


Several recent research articles explore the impact of panel sourcing on speeding, fraudulent respondents, and participant engagement. A large number of studies have explored differential cross- cultural responses to survey design and its effect on participant engagement. Very little is understood about the impact of these factors. Is it more important to focus on the quality of the survey design or the intrinsic quality of the panel? Should researchers worry more about speeders, liars, or authenticating identity? Is demographic balance of the panel or its source more important? Should researchers focus on question design to make research more engaging or the psychology of the respondent? How do all these factors vary country by country?

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