Methodological Issues in Non-Probability (Online) Surveys

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 10:30-12:20
RC33 Logic and Methodology in Sociology (host committee)

Language: English

Non-probability online surveys are being increasingly used in research and policy analysis. Reasons for their use include  the relatively low cost of setting up, maintenaning, and colleticting large sample size with this approach. However, non­-probability online surveys pose a number of methodological issues, e. g., the generalization of the findings. The session fosters discussion on the issues concerning the quality of survey data obtained from non­-probability (online) surveys.

Session Organizers:
Chiara RESPI, Università di Milano-Bicocca, Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, Italy and Emanuela SALA, Universita di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Oral Presentations
The Feasibility of Obtaining Valid Inferences from Nonprobability Surveys
Joseph SAKSHAUG, University of Manchester, United Kingdom; Arkadiusz WISNIOWSKI, University of Manchester, United Kingdom; Diego Andres Perez RUIZ, University of Manchester, United Kingdom; Annelies G. BLOM, Collaborative Research Center 884 “Political Economy of Reforms”, University of Mannheim, Germany
Careless Responding: Rates and Reactions in a Quota Sample and a Voluntary Opt-in Sample
Hawal SHAMON, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany; Carl BERNING, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany