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TF11(WG3): How Web-based data collection is changing the empirical (social science) research? 4 years, 6 months ago #133

Task force 11: How Web surveys are changing the empirical (social science) research?

This could fit under WG3.

Task force leaders: Stephanie Steinmetz & Katja Lozar Manfreda
Task force members: open to all.

Aim/Central research question:
This task force deals with the changes in the empirical social science research and also research on other fields (e.g. health studies, engineering) due to the extensive use of web surveys. For different fields (e.g. sociology, political science, sociology of technology etc.) we would like to evaluate the prevalence and the importance of web surveys as a data collection mode (in comparison to other survey modes or other data collection methods) and whether they had changed how we do research. We already had a discussion on this during the 2012 Mannheim meeting (the small group meeting E- Social Science, organized by Stephanie, webdatanet.cbs.dk/index.php/forum/3rd-mc.../64-esocial-sciences).

Organization/planning:

At the Ljubljana 2012 November meeting we would like to organize a 1-2 hour meeting with the following issues:
  • Stephanie and Katja presenting the idea.
  • A draft list of possible papers (fields to which we can relate to) and their authors.
  • A choice of a journal.
  • Schedule of activities.


Planned outcome:

We would like to prepare a special journal issue on how web surveys are changing the way we do empirical research. The journal would have an introductory paper that would be broader and go into the topic of e- social science. The other papers would present the impact and importance of web surveys in different fields. In the group we have experts from psychology, political science, sociology of knowledge, sociology etc. who might be interested to participate.
Katja Lozar Manfreda
Chair of WG1: Quality issues in Web surveys

Katja Lozar Manfreda, Phd
Assistant professor
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences
Kardeljeva pl. 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tel: +386 1 5805 313
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it -lj.si
Last Edit: 4 years, 6 months ago by FrancisSerrano.

Re: TF X.X: Web surveys changing empirical research 4 years, 6 months ago #146

Yes, I agree that it could fit the WG3.

Re: WG3TF 3.X: Web surveys changing empirical research 4 years, 6 months ago #153

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Hi Katja:
to me this seems like a small group, and indeed you mention it has already met in Mannheim as such.
A task force requires an issue to be solved, an aim, thus an end point when the task is solved. Deliberation of how Web surveys are changing empirical questions will be an endless topic for study. (And a nice one).
Thus, I recommend you change this to be a small group meeting or repharse things to reflect the task from the MoU you want to solve with this.

Re: WG3TF 3.X: Web surveys changing empirical research 4 years, 6 months ago #162

Based on Ulf's suggestion I again read the MOU and would say that this fit under "General plans and methods applicable to all WGs" (p. 18) where it is written:
"Preparing guidelines to cover the entire field of web-surveying, web-based experimenting, nonreactive
data collection, and web-based testing. They will identify key practical research
dilemmas and direct users towards solutions that are most likely to work for them. They will also
provide information on the state-of-the-art in corresponding areas, the status of ongoing research,
and important recent publications, as well as the relevant URLs."

This TF would thus be aimed at looking how web surveys and related web data collection methods (also experimenting, nonreactive data collection, testing) have changed the way we have done research in the last 20 years. We would like to give an overview of all the fields where these methods are used (sociology, psychology, communication studies, health studies etc.) and how they are used. This would be a contribution to providing information on the state-of-the-art in corresponding areas and the status of ongoing research. This can be used to guide future research to the under-explored topics in the methodology of web data collection and to further promote the usage of these methods at different substantive fields.

I will rephrase the description of this FT based on this.

Katja
Katja Lozar Manfreda
Chair of WG1: Quality issues in Web surveys

Katja Lozar Manfreda, Phd
Assistant professor
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences
Kardeljeva pl. 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tel: +386 1 5805 313
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it -lj.si

Re: WG3TF 3.X: Web surveys changing empirical research 4 years, 6 months ago #163

Pablo sent (by email on Oct 19) another comment regarding this TF:
"-On TF xx Web surveys changing empirical research. Does it include non-survey disciplines? As we are concerned about the sometimes marginal role of non-surveyors in Webdatanet and considering that the SG meeting in Mannheim looked more open to them than this one, we wonder whether we should include them in this TF (in this case bear in mind inviting Muriel, Carl Vogel, Niels, Nicoletta, etc.) or if another TF with a wider approach should be created. We will go deeper in this regard in the mentioned e-mail to the Core Group...."

Yes, for now we can include also non-survey disciplines and we will invite the ones that you suggest.

In any case, we should bear in mind that this is now an initial idea for this TF. It will probably change based on the involvement and interests of the WebDataNet members and a new version will be posted after the Ljubljana meeting.

Katja
Katja Lozar Manfreda
Chair of WG1: Quality issues in Web surveys

Katja Lozar Manfreda, Phd
Assistant professor
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences
Kardeljeva pl. 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tel: +386 1 5805 313
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it -lj.si

Re: WG3TF 3.X: Web surveys changing empirical research 4 years, 6 months ago #175

We (Katja & Stephanie) are posting a revised proposal of this FT, taking into account comments received by Pablo and Ulf. A detailed agenda for the Ljubljana meeting will follow.

Task force 11: How Web-based data collection is changing the empirical (social science) research?

This TF addresses general plans and methods applicable to all WGs of WEBDATANET as a TF that would “provide information on the state-of-the-art in corresponding areas, the status of ongoing research and important recent publications, as well as the relevant URLs” (MOU, pp. 18)


Task force leaders: Stephanie Steinmetz & Katja Lozar Manfreda
Task force members: open to all.

Aim/Central research question:
This task force deals with changes in empirical social science research and other research fields (e.g. health studies, engineering) due to the extensive use of new forms of web-based data collection methods. For different fields (e.g. sociology, political science, sociology of technology, communication studies, health studies etc.) we would like to make an overview and evaluate primarily the prevalence and importance of web surveys as a data collection mode (in comparison to other survey modes or other data collection methods). In addition we also want to explore the importance of other web-based data collection methods (online qualitative research, experiments, non-reactive data collection) and whether they have changed how we do research. This could, in addition, also be used as a guide for future research on the under-explored topic of the implementation of web-based data collection methods in different scientific disciplines, and to further promote its usage in these disciplines.

We already had a discussion on this during the Mannheim meeting (the small group meeting E- Social Science, organized by Stephanie, webdatanet.cbs.dk/index.php/forum/3rd-mc.../64-esocial-sciences).


Organization/planning:

At the Ljubljana November meeting we would like to organize a 1.45 hour meeting with the following issues:
• Stephanie and Katja presenting the idea.
• A draft list of possible papers (fields and methods to which we can relate to) and their authors.
• A choice of a journal.
• Schedule of activities.

Planned outcome:
We would like to prepare a special journal issue on how web surveys and other web-based data collection methods are changing the way we do empirical research. The journal would have an introductory paper that would be broader and go into the topic of e-social science. The other papers would present the impact and importance of new forms of web-based data collection methods (i.e. web surveys and other web-based data collection methods) in different fields. We invite experts from psychology, political science, sociology of knowledge, sociology, health studies etc. who might be interested to participate.
Katja Lozar Manfreda
Chair of WG1: Quality issues in Web surveys

Katja Lozar Manfreda, Phd
Assistant professor
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences
Kardeljeva pl. 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tel: +386 1 5805 313
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it -lj.si
Last Edit: 4 years, 6 months ago by Lozar Manfreda.
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