Doing Surveys Online
- Vera Toepoel - Utrecht University, Netherlands
Internet Research | Sociological Research Methods | Survey Research
This book helps students and researchers in identifying possible strategies to make the best use of online surveys, providing pro’s and con’s, and do’s and don’ts for each strategy. It also explores the latest opportunities and developments that have arisen in the field of online surveys, including using social networks, and provides expert guidance and examples of best practice throughout.
Suitable for those starting a research project or conducting a survey in a professional capacity, this book is the ideal go-to reference for anyone using internet surveys, be it a beginner or a more experienced survey researcher.
Doing Surveys Online is an authoritative yet easily accessible primer covering all aspects of how to conduct good, rigorous web-based surveys. In it, Vera Toepoel clearly and concisely summarizes the state of the art using the most up-to-date and authoritative research sources. This book should be required reading for anyone contemplating conducting an online survey.
Vera Toepoel indeed achieves her aim to provide a single resource for conducting online surveys with this book. The result is an excellent, comprehensive and thoughtful research handbook. It will make a good reference point for any survey methods course, and the training of research students, and active researchers who aspire to employ online surveys.
This book covers all the steps needed to conduct surveys with a focus on the online mode. With didactically well-prepared features, the volume is a valuable source for university students and teachers alike, as well as a handy and usable toolbox for beginning practitioners. A comprehensive and comprehensible read.
The book supplements traditional surveys methods by mapping them to online platforms.
Surveys are a common methodology in educational research, but often relegated to a chapter in a general text about research methods. It is really helpful to have a specific guide, not just surveys, but about online surveys. Though, due to the ever-changing nature of the online environment, there are likely to be updates / new editions needed, this text currently provides an accessible guide to conducting rigorous online surveys and how to interpret the data. Anyone considering using web-based surveys should make use of this guide.
Excellent approach well explained. Good for novice and more advanced research students.
Recommended reading for those who will proceed for a research design with online surveys.
A very thorough and detailed book covering online surveys. This is not a book for anyone new to research and it assumes a level of pre-existing knowledge and also familiarity with research terminology.
There are some nice examples and the text is broken up to some degree by images and diagrams which helps. In some parts it is a little busy and perhaps tries to do too much.
excellent introductory text in a subject that is new to most med ed researchers. Will only be suitable for those who who select this methodology
a useful text for undergraduate research projects
Sample Materials & Chapters
Doing Surveys Online: Introduction to Online Surveys