Section 4.6.4 Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Surveys

Section 4.6.4 Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Surveys

Section 4.6.4 Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Surveys


Online SET surveys have both advantages and disadvantages in relation to the more traditional paper based approach. Those listed below draw on several researchers, including Ballantyne, & Fowler (2001); Barkhi & Williams (2010); Brown, Baillie, & Fraser (2009); Cummings, Harris, Driscoll, Lewis, Matthews, Russell, & Cumming (2010); and Lalla & Ferrari (2011).


Advantages are denoted by green hexagons, disadvantages by red.


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Activity 4.6.4

Which of the above advantage (or any others you have found) provides the greatest benefit for your own teaching? How can you capitalise further on this?

Which of the above advantage (or any others you have found) is potentially the most detrimental for your own teaching? Based on your own experience of those discussed in literature, how can these be overcome?

Submit your answers

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