Opportunities and Constraints of Electronic Research

Opportunities and Constraints of Electronic Research

L. Roberts (Crime Research Centre, Australia)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 9
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-792-8.ch003
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In the past decade, many paper-and-pencil surveys and measures have been converted into electronic formats for administration via the Internet. In this paper, the evolution of methods of administering surveys and measures is briefly traced. This is followed by an outline of the major opportunities and constraints associated with conducting surveys and measures within the electronic environment. The paper concludes with a consideration of the appropriate situations for use of electronic surveys and measures.

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