The story of subject naught: A cautionary but optimistic tale of internet survey research

Joseph A. Konstan, B. R.Simon Rosser, Michael W. Ross, Jeffrey Stanton, Weston M. Edwards

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Abstract

In a web-based, sexual behavior risk study using a rigorous response validation protocol, we identifie 124 invalid responses out of 1,150 total (11% rejection). Nearly all of these (119) were due to repeat survey submissions from the same participants, and 65 of them came from a single participant. This brief describes how we were able to detect these repeat submissions using the validation protocol, and highlights the importance of using both automated and manual validation techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number11
JournalJournal of Computer-Mediated Communication
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2005

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