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Questions tagged [survey-research]

Questions relating to use of a survey as a research instrument. For questions on survey (review) articles that give an overview of a field or topic, use 'review-articles' instead.

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Is IRB approval required (by publishers or otherwise) for volunteer human subjects research?

As a volunteer endeavor, I want to do online survey and education research. I am not being paid for the work, and the research participants are also not being paid. Do I need to obtain IRB approval to ...
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Systematic observation vs survey: thinking about validity [on hold]

Please, I will perform a systematic observation (naturalistic observation) over a group of users. As my observation will be completely non-obtrusive, I can not gather detailed data directly on each ...
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How to deal with writing survey paper in less than a week? [closed]

We were asked to pair in groups and write a survey paper about a specific topic in subfield of networking. It’s the first time for the whole class to hear about the field, even the topic. The ...
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Why not design the proposed online survey using the actual survey tool? [closed]

Question: Assuming no school prohibitions on doing so, why would you not design the proposed survey in the proposed survey tool, and include screenshots of the survey in the proposal? Background: I ...
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Request Colleges internationally to let students participate in a survey

For a student research project in the field of IT I would like to interview students who have little to no experience in participating in Open Source projects. My professor said that only interviewing ...
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Are there laws preventing someone from collecting data not connected to a sanctioned research project?

I would be interested in conducting a survey of Japanese learners of English to find out what they find difficult about learning English. I'm a university graduate, so no longer part of the university ...
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How to query gender in a multiple-choice poll/survey?

In a study where human subjects are given questionnaires, it may be interesting to analyze whether effects are gender-specific and/or more pronounced in one gender than in (the) other(s). How can this ...
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Sampling question for telephone survey. [closed]

Health sciences researcher out of my area of expertise. I have an assistant calling businesses at random, using a publicly available registry, to ask about their automated external defibrillator (AED)....
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On value of survey papers

It's known that high quality survey papers will direct the community attention towards the author(s). Knowing that, I faced with an important questions on writing such articles. Can such papers be ...
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Can I publish a survey as an academic article?

I am about to run a survey on large number of engineers in a specific field and ask them about a few specific methods they use for in their industry/research. Like: Are you a researcher/engineer/...
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Hours worked in research vs teaching professorships

Are there any studies that have compared the number of hours worked by faculty members who are teaching-focused vs. those at research intensive institutions? I have the impression that faculty that ...
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Web scraping/email harvesting to contact survey respondents [duplicate]

I'm working on a research project that includes a survey of academics in a specific field. One method we've discussed for building a sample frame and obtaining contact information for potential ...
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How to create incentive for students to take surveys?

I started to do questionnaires and surveys to assess my teaching methods and the learning gain of my students. How to convince the students to participate in these surveys? Is it OK to give small ...
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Is it ethical to share names and emails of survey participants?

My friend has conducted a small pilot survey as part of research proposal and used anonymized results to present his case. Now adviser insists that my friend discloses names and emails of all the ...
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Research within organisations [closed]

I have just started working on a dissertation and I need to contact a number of organisations to get an idea of how they work. What I am after is not sensitive in its nature. I just want to know ...
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Use of published questionnaire in a software tool [closed]

I would like to create a suite of software tools (for commercial use) to be used by medical professionals in their daily practice. This will require that I utilize information published in medical ...
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Research ethics and Google Forms/Survey Monkey

I am currently an MBA student in a college in Western Europe. As part of our thesis, we need to do a piece of original research (fairly standard, I would assume). I had planned on using either Google ...
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Is paying participants below min. wage ethical?

I am currently doing my PhD, finished all my modules and doing research right now. My supervisor and I had a good idea for a research paper and I conducted a survey through a crowdsourcing website (e....
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Does a survey require an ethical approval?

We did a student project - which included a questionnaire and anthropometric measurements. Since it was a student project, and the topic was decided in a short time, we did not take an ethical ...
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Is it moral to contact a questionnaire participant because of alarming response?

For a study, we sent out a questionnaire to members of the general public. The questionnaire was containing items related to well-being and happiness, among other items that are completely related to ...
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Cost-sharing for survey research

I've heard that in some social science departments, simple survey-based "experiments" are done by distributing a survey packet to some population (e.g., students in an intro psych course). This ...
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Is ethical approval needed for online studies?

An online study, the participants had the full choice to fill the questionnaire and they signed (a check box) that they agree for sharing their data in the study. In this case, Do we need an ethical ...
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Ethics of scraping “public” data sources to obtain email addresses

I am wondering whether the following research practice is ethical. A software engineering researcher downloads source code repositories from Github, a large source of publicly available open source ...
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Ways of encouraging companies to participate in survey for my doctoral reseach

I am a doctoral candidate in Business Administration, researching the use of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) programs in companies. When I have explained my research to system administrators, the ...
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Is using other's survey questions verbatim considered a plagiarism

I liked the questions on various surveys I examined. Rather than paraphrasing, I want to copy some of them directly, and use them in my survey, which is required for my dissertation. What do you ...
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Which survey software to use?

I want to create a fairly long survey for my doctoral research. The target audience is teachers in the area. I have the option of using the software my institution provides (Qualtrics), Google Forms, ...
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What is the best way to design a paper questionnaire to support scanning and converting to raw data?

When surveying my students for various reasons (which have nothing to do with my institution which does not care about, nor fund, any of my "research"), I find that online surveys get a very low ...
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Is it ethical to have manditory questions in an online CrowdSourced survey with paid particpants?

Our School Research Ethics Committee requires that when designing an online survey that each question is optional for the participants. These rules were devised before the era of CrowdSourceing when ...
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How can I find out whether I am permitted to re-use an online questionnaire in my own research?

So, I get this page's link: User Interface Usability Evaluation with Web-Based Questionnaires from my friend. I want to make one of them as Questionnaire for the design I made for Academic Research. ...
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How to motivate people to participate in a survey, can I include a call for participation in a paper?

I am designing a system which is based on text sentences of a specific domain, so that no corpus exists. In order to evaluate, which types of phrases occur, and how often, and to not be biased by my ...
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How to allow survey participants to contact me without breaching anonymity?

I started a survey yesterday as a part of an empirical experiment, using an online questionnaire. It is among the employees of the institution where I work to pay the bills (that's not the university ...
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Framework Analysis: Can framework analysis (Ritchie, Spencer & O'Connor) be applied to open-ended survey question responses?

Details: I am building a web application for teachers and educators. The web application takes a new approach to looking at educational apps. I want to know if this approach is worthwhile, so I am ...
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What is the best way to publicise an on-line survey for research?

I am doing my graduation project to become a Software Engineer. The project aims to study the behavior of freelance developers to subsequently design a process that allows more quality and efficiency. ...