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ERIC Number: EJ831082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0193-841X
Use of Web and In-Person Survey Modes to Gather Data from Young Adults on Sex and Drug Use: An Evaluation of Cost, Time, and Survey Error Based on a Randomized Mixed-Mode Design
McMorris, Barbara J.; Petrie, Renee S.; Catalano, Richard F.; Fleming, Charles B.; Haggerty, Kevin P.; Abbott, Robert D.
Evaluation Review, v33 n2 p138-158 2009
In a randomized test of mixed-mode data collection strategies, 386 participants in the Raising Healthy Children (RHC) Project were either (a) asked to complete a survey via the Internet and later offered the opportunity to complete the survey in person or (b) first offered an in-person survey, with the Web follow-up. The Web-first condition resulted in cost savings although the overall completion rates for the 2 conditions were similar. On average, in-person-first condition participants completed surveys earlier in the field period than Web-first condition participants. Based on intent-to-treat analyses, little evidence of condition effects on response bias, with respect to rates or levels of reported behavior, was found. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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