Evaluation of an online (opt-in) panel for Public Participation Geographic Information Systems (PPGIS) surveys

Brown, Greg, Weber, Delene, Zanon, Dino and de Bie, Kelly (2012) Evaluation of an online (opt-in) panel for Public Participation Geographic Information Systems (PPGIS) surveys. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 24 4: 534-545. doi:10.1093/ijpor/eds001


Author Brown, Greg
Weber, Delene
Zanon, Dino
de Bie, Kelly
Title Evaluation of an online (opt-in) panel for Public Participation Geographic Information Systems (PPGIS) surveys
Journal name International Journal of Public Opinion Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0954-2892
1471-6909
Publication date 2012-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/ijpor/eds001
Volume 24
Issue 4
Start page 534
End page 545
Total pages 12
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Online panels are increasingly being used in market, social, psychological, and medical research (Callegaro & DiSogra, 2008). With decline in survey response rate across all modes of delivery (Curtin, Presser, & Singer, 2005; de Leeuw & de Heer 2002; Hansen 2006), online panels may appear an attractive option for conducting public participation geographic information systems (PPGIS) surveys despite limitations compared with probability sampling methods including undercoverage of the target population, high nonresponse within the panel, and self-selection bias (see Baker et al., 2010). This research evaluates the use of an online, opt-in panel (Couper, 2000) for conducting PPGIS surveys as an alternative to random household sampling, on-site survey recruitment, or self-selected (river) sampling. We evaluate the use of the online panel against several criteria of survey data quality: participation rate, mapping effort, and usability of survey responses. We discuss the implications of the results for future PPGIS survey research.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes First published online: 24 February 2012.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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