However, one should consider the drawbacks and disadvantages of an online survey method. Social networking has become so popular amongst youth that it might one day replace physical networking. Now, you can communicate in a fraction of second with a person who is sitting in the other part of the world. On the other hand, studies show that conducting an Internet survey facilitates low-cost and fast data collection from the target population. AltaVista contains a very large Web search database. With the Internet, I can do my research from the comfort and convenience of my own home.
Mode effects for collecting health data from college students:Internet and U. In my past profession, I had traveled around the world on photo-assignments and had seen a lot. Many graduate course instructors distribute readings via students' email accounts. The World Wide Web contains information from all over the world and is useful for all ages and for all purposes - from very complex things to very simple things, such as door-to- door directions and maps. First, one has to sift through the junk which is often quite substantial when doing a keyword search using a Search Engine, then one has to hope that when one does find a Web site with potential, it has the information that is needed.
Occasionally when doing a search, even on a very specific item or topic, I will get hundreds and even thousands of hits! The Internet has made it possible for us to do lots of things. Also, I give myself a limited amount of time so I don't end up drowning in cyberspace! People can shop in online stores like eBay, communicate with family and friends via Skype or Facebook, watch the latest videos on YouTube, blog and make money from it, and so much more. Bots are used to bombard your inbox with endless advertisements. By contrast, Internet survey responses can occur quickly and haphazardly. Survey Fraud Survey fraud is probably the heaviest disadvantage of an online survey. Secondly, we can send email through the Internet. This will help you to evaluate a document that may contains one-sided information.
Internet surveys are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Checking the Validity of Information Found on the Web by spring 1997. Searching the Internet with search tools, such as Google, we can find almost everything we want. There are people who answer online surveys for the sake of getting the incentive usually in the form of money after they have completed the survey, not with a desire to contribute to the advancement of the study. Spamming is from the worst things in the Internet , It means that to send unsolicited e-mails in bulk which serve no purpose and unnecessarily clog up the entire system , and it can threaten the computer to be crashed if you click on the harmful links in it , It obstructs the computer system , It makes it slower to access our email accounts and it makes the entire service unreliable for consumers. On some issues that are subject to bias, you need to look at the address of the document to see what organization wrote it. In this sense, secondary data sources may provide you with vast amount of information, but quantity is not synonymous of appropriateness.
After all, nothing beats a trip to the local library for legitimate information in the print literature. He then asked us to post comments on the newsgroup. This affects their social interactions a great deal. My Experiences on the Internet by spring 1999. Personally, I was intimidated by the Internet - perhaps it was fear of the unknown.
But whether a student chooses to use both or just one of these depends on which has the information the student needs, what resources are most available and what comfort level the student feels for each research method. You can use the e-mail to send and receive the instant electronic messages , It works like writing the letters , The messages are delivered instantly to people anywhere in the world , while the traditional mail takes a lot of time. In Proceedings of the section on survey research methods, 962— 967. Due to drastically lower overhead, collecting data does not have to cost you thousands of dollars. Other than this advantage, the web-based survey also presents other pros and benefits for anyone who wishes to conduct a survey. If the instructor is not comfortable with the electronic medium, perhaps growing along with the students is a possibility! Disadvantages of Online Survey 1. Advantages of Library Research Students studying in library Libraries are still the best place to find primary and scholarly sources, an essential element in any research project.
It has evolved as a great medium to connect with millions of people with similar interests. Before this invention we had to go to the library to do our research but now, all we have to do is go to Google and do our research. It is very convenient when we want to send a letter to our friends who live in other countries. Be sure to read the description for each Search Engine before you use it. You can book tickets for a movie, transfer funds, pay utility bills, taxes etc.
Woman studying on laptop Online and library research each have their place in a good research project. Internet addiction has been known to be a major cause of obesity and has, in some cases, led to some diseases like carpal tunnel syndrome. Data collected by oneself primary data is collected with a concrete idea in mind. A preliminary assessment of financial practices: The financial fitness quiz. As unbelievable as this topic may seem to some, it is actually true that preliminary academic research may be performed using the World Wide Web. The Internet is basically a globally accessible repository of knowledge, and the best part is everyone gets to chip in. Rapid deployment and return times are possible with online surveys that cannot be attained by traditional methods.
Transferring money in traditional way takes about a day. Accessing the Web with the Non-Graphical Browser Lynx by spring 1997. And library collections are heavily vetted. It is very cheap and easy way to get education. The problem, nevertheless, is now being able.