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Boomerangs, Zoomerangs, and Polar Bears: Lessons Learned in Collecting Online Survey Data Across 587,000 Square Miles of Wilderness
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This paper discusses the viability of online survey methods and new technology-based ways of soliciting and enhancing survey responses across vast distances. The authors discuss: 1) possible sampling advantages of online surveys; 2) techniques for maximizing survey response rates; 3) data analysis challenges specific to online surveys; 4) some baseline technology data skills needed to effectively analyze data via different software programs; and 5) some conclusions about online survey methods. The authors also provide a list of current online survey resources.

Citation

Monahan, J. & Johnson, M. (2003). Boomerangs, Zoomerangs, and Polar Bears: Lessons Learned in Collecting Online Survey Data Across 587,000 Square Miles of Wilderness. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2757-2760). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 2, 2020 from .

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