International Journal of Internet Science

A peer reviewed open access journal for empirical findings, methodology, and theory of social and behavioral science concerning the Internet and its implications for individuals, social groups, organizations, and society.

Volume 9, Issue 1 (2014)

WEBDATANET: Innovation and Quality in Web-Based Data Collection
Stephanie Steinmetz1, Ana Slavec2, Kea Tijdens3, Ulf-Dietrich Reips4, Pablo de Pedraza5, Alina Popescu6, Ana Belchior7, ..., Yavor Markov8
1University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 3University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 4University of Konstanz, Germany, 5Universidad de Salamanca, Spain, 6Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania, 7ISCTE-IUL, Portugal, ..., 8STRATEGMA Agency Ltd., Bulgaria

Summary: In light of the growing importance of web-based data in the social and behavioral sciences, WEBDATANET was established in 2011 as a COST Action (IS 1004) to create a multidisciplinary network of web-based data collection experts: (web) survey methodologists, psychologists, sociologists, linguists, economists, Internet scientists, media and public opinion researchers. The aim was to accumulate and synthesize knowledge regarding methodological issues of web-based data collection (surveys, experiments, tests, non-reactive data, and mobile Internet research), and foster its scientific usage in a broader community.

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