<div dir="ltr"><div>Hi,<br><br>For quality control, I recommend using an attentiveness question (or two) regardless of mode of data collection. Here is an example. <br><br>The purpose of this question is to assess your attentiveness to 
question wording. For this question please mark the “Very often” 
response.<br><br>Never<br>Rarely<br>Sometimes<br>Often<br>Very Often<br><br>In paper surveys I have administered in the past few years on young adults (in postal mail) this has resulted in 3-4% cases excluded from the analyses. (I pitch cases where the answer is wrong or the respondent skipped the question.)<br>
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<div><div class="h5">Quoting "Davis, Jennifer Lauren - davis5jl" <<a href="mailto:davis5jl@jmu.edu" target="_blank">davis5jl@jmu.edu</a>>:<br>
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Hi all,<br>
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A colleague and I wondered what, if anything, the literature says<br>
about accuracy of online vs. paper and pencil surveys. There's a lot<br>
available about response rates, but does medium affect how honest<br>
people are in their responses?<br>
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Will happily share with the list.<br>
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Thanks!!<br>
Jenny<br>
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Jenny L. Davis<br>
Assistant Professor of Sociology<br>
James Madison University<br></div></div><div class="">
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