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Methodology of Online Research

A profound methodology and elimination of random or system errors is a key for a successful research project. The majority of research in the field of higher education uses online surveys to collect data. That's why the development of the methodology of online surveys is considered as one of the leading directions for research and teaching activities of the Center. 

We conduct research with an experimental design to achieve the following goals:

  1. Define effective ways to increase the response rate for online surveys, 
  2. Reveal ways to increase the quality of data collected through online surveys by means of visual and verbal representation of survey tools, 
  3. Assessment of possible biases occurred as a result of the specific design approach. 
Members of our team are developers and lectures of the course 'Methodology of online research' which is available for Master's students enrolled in the programme 'Evidence-based educational policy '. 

Our publications

Terentev E., Maloshonok N. The Impact of Response Options Ordering on Respondents’ Answers to Rating Questions: Results of Two Experiments // International Journal of Social Research Methodology. 2018. doi.org/10.1080/13645579.2018.1510660.

Maloshonok N., Terentev E. The impact of visual design and response formats on data quality in a web survey of MOOC students // Computers in Human Behavior. 2016. Vol. 62. P. 506-515.

Mavletova A. M., Devyatko I. F., Maloshonok N. Invitation Design Elements in Web Surveys – Can One Ignore Interactions? // Bulletin of Sociological Methodology. 2014. Vol. 123. No. 1. P. 68-79.

 


 

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