Alternative methods for selecting web survey samples

Probability-based sampling is the gold standard for general population surveys. However, when interested in more specific populations (e.g., consumers of a particular brand), a lot of research uses data from non-probability-based online panels.


Probability-based sampling is usually considered as the gold standard to survey general population, because the probability to select any unit is known and sampling errors can be calculated (Cochran, 1977). However, using probability-based sampling i

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