Testing Collection Strategies for Online Self-Reporting Surveys - ARCHIVED

Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 11-522-X201300014278


In January and February 2014, Statistics Canada conducted a test aiming at measuring the effectiveness of different collection strategies using an online self-reporting survey. Sampled units were contacted using mailed introductory letters and asked to complete the online survey without any interviewer contact. The objectives of this test were to measure the take-up rates for completing an online survey, and to profile the respondents/non-respondents. Different samples and letters were tested to determine the relative effectiveness of the different approaches. The results of this project will be used to inform various social surveys that are preparing to include an internet response option in their surveys. The paper will present the general methodology of the test as well as results observed from collection and the analysis of profiles.

Issue Number: 2013000
Author(s): Brisebois, François; Hunter, Lecily; Wu, Margaret
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PDFOctober 31, 2014

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