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Device used to answer web surveys – data quality. LORE methodological note 2014:12

Authors Elias Markstedt
Johan Martinsson
Publisher University of Gothenburg
Place of publication Göteborg
Publication year 2014
Published at Department of Political Science
Language en
Keywords survey methodology, data quality
Subject categories Statistics, Political Science


There seem to be no cause for concern regarding data quality differences between desktop/laptop computers on one hand and tablet and smartphones on the other, at least for the time being. However, small but significant differences in terms of item nonresponse and time use, combined with a slow increase in use of handheld devices as shown in Note 2014:11, indicate that survey methodologists might need to keep an eye on future developments.

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