Advantages & Drawbacks

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The advantages of web surveys are especially:

  • lower costs of survey execution,
  • faster data collection,
  • time and geographical limitations are no longer an issue,
  • the possibility of carrying out and improving surveys internationally,
  • electronic data format (higher data quality),
  • meeting of client requests,
  • the option of including multimedia,
  • carrying out surveys easily,
  • metadata and paradata offer an exact insight into respondent samples (e.g. how much time was needed to answer a question or the entire questionnaire)

The drawbacks of web surveys are particularly connected to:

  • representativeness,
  • non-response issues,
  • non-coverage and sampling issues,
  • measurement issues.