Web Surveys

Creation of web surveys requires next things:

  • respect for basic principles of sociological methodology
  • use of principles and recommendations for web surveys creation
  • some technical expertise
  • compliance with specific characteristics of web surveys

With that in mind, we give an overview of the following content:

 
  • Basic recommendations for creation of web questionnaires: Here are listed 20 specific principles that, if violated, lead to frequent error. Beside specific recommendations some more general and complex recommendations are listed here. Everything listed here should be considered when creating any survey. It is a fact that in practice these recommendations are violated in almost every web questionnaire.
  • Broader context of sociological methodology, web usability and project development of web questionnaire is shortly described here.
  • The book Web Survey Methodology (Sage 2015) gives a “state-of-the-art” knowledge of all aspects of web survey methodology. The website Web Survey Methodology (WebSM.org) is connected with the book.
  • Research in Slovenia: an overview of bachelor theses, master’s degrees and doctor theses and also some other researches, made in Slovenia, from the web survey area of expertise.
  • Web Survey Tools: an overview of development and prevalence of tools for web surveying.
  • Survey methodology: an overview of basic concepts, especially those, relevant for web surveys.