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Nonprobability Web surveys to measure sexual behaviors and attitudes in the general population: a comparison with a probability sample interview survey.

Erens, B; Burkill, S; Couper, MP; Conrad, F; Clifton, S; Tanton, C; Phelps, A; ... Copas, AJ; + view all (2014) Nonprobability Web surveys to measure sexual behaviors and attitudes in the general population: a comparison with a probability sample interview survey. J Med Internet Res , 16 (12) , Article e276. 10.2196/jmir.3382. Green open access

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Abstract

Nonprobability Web surveys using volunteer panels can provide a relatively cheap and quick alternative to traditional health and epidemiological surveys. However, concerns have been raised about their representativeness.

Type: Article
Title: Nonprobability Web surveys to measure sexual behaviors and attitudes in the general population: a comparison with a probability sample interview survey.
Location: Canada
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.2196/jmir.3382
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/jmir.3382
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright ©Bob Erens, Sarah Burkill, Mick P Couper, Frederick Conrad, Soazig Clifton, Clare Tanton, Andrew Phelps, Jessica Datta, Catherine H Mercer, Pam Sonnenberg, Philip Prah, Kirstin R Mitchell, Kaye Wellings, Anne M Johnson, Andrew J Copas. Originally published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (http://www.jmir.org), 08.12.2014. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work, first published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, is properly cited. The complete bibliographic information, a link to the original publication on http://www.jmir.org/, as well as this copyright and license information must be included.
Keywords: Internet survey, Web survey, sampling bias, selection bias, sexual behavior, survey methods
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health > Infection and Population Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1458455
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