Using web surveys to reach community college students: An analysis of response rates and response bias

Linda J. Sax, Shannon K. Gilmartin, Jenny J. Lee, Linda Serra Hagedorn

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Abstract

This study was designed to examine response rates and bias among a sample of community college students who received a district-wide survey by standard mail or e-mail. Findings suggest that predictors of response and types of responses are not appreciably different across paper and online mail-out samples when these samples are “matched” in terms of key demographics. Rates of response, however, differ by mode of survey administration, gender, and race/ethnicity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)712-729
Number of pages18
JournalCommunity College Journal of Research and Practice
Volume32
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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