The paper's aim is to illustrate the use of a technique that can help researchers choose which techniques, and at what level, to employ in an internet‐based survey.
A screening experiment, designed as a Plackett‐Burman design, is used to study main effects of 11 techniques for increasing survey response. Three measures of effect used are click rate, completion rate, and response rate. A convenience sample of students at a large university in New Zealand is used.
Follow‐up had significant impact on click rate; incentive and pre‐notification had a significant impact on completion rate; no technique had significant effect on response rate.
Main effects are examined. Also, a limited number of approaches for each technique are studied.
This paper illustrates the use of a methodology that researchers, practitioner, and academics alike, can use to select techniques to employ in an internet survey. This is the first known application of the technique for selecting data collection techniques in marketing.
Wiley, J., Han, V., Albaum, G. and Thirkell, P. (2009), "Selecting techniques for use in an internet survey", Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, Vol. 21 No. 4, pp. 455-474. https://doi.org/10.1108/13555850910997535Download as .RIS
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