Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2010 07:40:36 +0200
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From: John F Hall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Report Findings Disclaimers
The September 2010 issue of sra:news (Social Research Association, UK) has a report by Rosie McLeod (TNS-BMRB) on the SRA Summer Event. Two speakers seem to have covered the use of panels, Patrick Sturgis (Director of the National Centre for Research Methods, Southampton, hub) directly and, indirectly, Paul Allin (Deputy Director, Office of National Statistics). The message seems to have been to "resist the temptation of most on-line panels which offer cheap, quick, but often unreliable findings."
In the same issue there's an announcement from Eleanor Simmons about a new on-line research tool for Further Education, www.thelearnerpanel.co.uk
I have a page on my website listing a few resources for, and reports on, doing on-line surveys. http://surveyresearch.weebly.com/on-line-surveys.html
One or more of these may be able to offer specific advice or refer you to others ("snowball" sampling?). I doubt if anay of them are on the SPSSX list, so I've copied this to them and also to Nick Moon.
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Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 9:59 PM
Subject: Report Findings Disclaimers
Would appreciate some input on current or viable disclaimers to add to a
report - Like a statistical note that cautions the usage of the results.
Particularly studies that are Web-based and use a panel.
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