Web versus mobile web : an experimental study of device effects and self-selection effects

Keusch, Florian ; Yan, Ting

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0894439316675566
URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/309619861...
Additional URL: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/089443...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2017
The title of a journal, publication series: Social Science Computer Review : SSCORE
Volume: 35
Issue number: 6
Page range: 751-769
Place of publication: Thousand Oaks, Calif. [u.a.]
Publishing house: Sage
ISSN: 0894-4393 , 1552-8286
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Social Sciences > Statistik u. Sozialwiss. Methodenlehre (Juniorprofessur) (Keusch 2016-2021)
School of Social Sciences > Statistik u. Sozialwissenschaftliche Methodenlehre (Kreuter 2014-2020)
Subject: 310 Statistics
Keywords (English): break-offs , data quality , iPhone , missing data , mobile Web surveys , response times , smartphones , straightlining , unintentional mobile , Web surveys
Abstract: Due to a rising mobile device penetration, Web surveys are increasingly accessed and completed on smartphones or tablets instead of desktop computers or laptops. Mobile Web surveys are also gaining popularity as an alternative self-administered data collection mode among survey researchers. We conducted a methodological experiment among iPhone owners and compared the participation and response behavior of three groups of respondents: iPhone owners who started and completed our survey on a desktop or laptop PC, iPhone owners who self-selected to complete the survey on an iPhone, and iPhone owners who started on a PC but were requested to switch to iPhone. We found that respondents who completed the survey on a PC were more likely to be male, to have a lower educational level, and to have more experience with Web surveys than mobile Web respondents, regardless of whether they used the iPhone voluntarily or were asked to switch from a PC to an iPhone. Overall, iPhone respondents had more missing data and took longer to complete the survey than respondents who answered the questions on a PC, but they also showed less straightlining behavior. There are only minimal device differences on survey answers obtained from PCs and iPhones.

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