ERIC Number: ED458278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Lessons Learned from the Administration of a Web-Based Survey.
Mertler, Craig A.
This paper describes the methodology used in a research study involving the collection of data through a Web-based survey, focusing on the advantages and limitations of the methodology. The Teacher motivation and Job Satisfaction Survey was administered to K-12 teachers. Many of the difficulties occurred during the planning phase, as opposed to the actual data collection. It was necessary to identify and locate teachers and let them know about the Web site. Four primary limitations were identified during the course of the survey: (1) limitations involving the use of listservs and obtaining e-mail addresses; (2) limitations of the technology itself; (3) lack of a population list; and (4) the questionable representativeness of the sample data. Advantages of the methodology included the number of responses received, efficiency, the ease of (or lack of) data entry, and the cost effectiveness of the approach. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, October 24-27, 2001).