Design and Application of On-Line Questionnaires: experiences from Micronesia

Jon O'Neill, Dirk Spennemann

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Abstract

The administration of mail-out questionnaires in Micronesia is plagued by the tyrannies of spatial and cultural distances: Micronesians live dispersed throughout the islands of Micronesia and various locales in the island and mainland USA. They have also been described as people preferring oral exchanges over written communication. While the administration of paper-based questionnaires is challenging, observations of a digital divide in the Pacific make the use of on-line questionnaires a daunting proposition. This paper describes the development of the survey instrument and how it was received by the population surveyed. Advantages and disadvantages of the methodology are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-80
Number of pages17
JournalMicronesian Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Volume3
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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