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Household surveys can be conducted using various data collection modes. Each individual data collection mode has its shortcomings. Face-to-face interviewing is expensive. Not every household has a telephone/Internet connection and can be approached by CATI resp. a Web survey. Mail surveys have a low response rate. Mixing data collection modes provides an… (More)
AIMS To determine the prevalence of regular, potential problematic and pathological scratchcard gambling (PSG) 5 years after the introduction of scratchcards in the Netherlands. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS A non-proportional stratified random sample of 12,222 scratchcard buyers was approached. Regular scratchcard buyers (n = 3342) were asked to fill out the… (More)
At first sight, web surveys seem to be an interesting and attractive means of data collection. They provide simple, cheap and fast access to a large group of people. However, web surveys also suffer from methodological problems. Outcomes of web surveys may be severally biased, particularly if self-selection of respondents is applied instead of proper… (More)
Revised sept 10 NOTE: This list of readings includes most of the readings referenced in my courses as well as many others. The list is not intended to be comprehensive. It provides a starting point to explore several topics related to survey measurement.