Response patterns: Effect of day of receipt of an E-mailed survey instrument on response rate, response time, and response quality Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Are you seeking ways to improve response to e-mailed survey instruments? We examined effects of day of receipt of an e-mailed survey instrument on 1) response rate, 2) length of time lapsed in responding, and 3) quality of response. No significant differences were explained by day of receipt of an e-mailed survey instrument on response rate, response time, or response quality. Two recommendations evolved: 1) use a complement of best practices, including advanced notice and multiple follow-up to increase participation of potential nonrespondents, and 2) understand the audience's preferred modality, organizational values, communication patterns, and medium to elicit information. Copyright © by Extension Journal, Inc.

author list (cited authors)

  • Shinn, G., Baker, M., & Briers, G.

publication date

  • April 2007