Mobile Surveys Are Better in One Surprising Way: You Get More Revealing Personal Information

Mobile Surveys Are Better in One Surprising Way: You Get More Revealing Personal Information

Contrary to some widely held beliefs that mobile devices are a barrier to survey participation, a majority of survey respondents nowadays fill them out on phones, rather than on desktops, laptops, or tablets. Research has amply documented that the quality and reliability of data collected via mobile devices is comparable to data collected on desktops.…

The Quintessential Robot Survey

The Quintessential Robot Survey

Even the very best survey shops are pressured to do bad work. My recent experience with one bad survey from a fancy survey shop illustrates in multiple ways one of the biggest problems facing market research today: bad surveys via robots, including the newest dreaded incarnation of robots: Artificial Intelligence. The survey came from a…

6 Top Causes of Measurement Error in Surveys

6 Top Causes of Measurement Error in Surveys

Having focused intently over the last several months on best practices for writing surveys (see Five Last Steps in Writing a Questionnaire and How to Write Surveys: 25 Best Practices) I have been paying extra attention to the work of research methodologists who codify best practices and develop protocols for implementing them. One set of…