Survey Curious? Start-Up Guide and Best Practices For Running Surveys and Experiments Online

35 Pages Posted: 24 Nov 2020

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Abigail Bergman

University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

Alex Chinco

City University of NY, Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business

Samuel M. Hartzmark

Boston College - Carroll School of Management

Abigail B. Sussman

University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

Date Written: October 05, 2020

Abstract

Many researchers in finance and economics are interested in running online surveys or experiment, but do not know the particulars of how to implement them. Our goal is to provide the basic information to create a useful survey and post it online so you can collect data as quickly and easily as possible. We provide overviews and click-by-click instructions for popular survey platforms and participant recruitment platforms. Further, we highlight portions of the survey design literature that are likely to be most relevant to economists and outline a set of best practices to follow when creating your survey.

Keywords: Online, Surveys, Experiments, Finance, Economics, Research Methods

Suggested Citation

Bergman, Abigail and Chinco, Alexander and Hartzmark, Samuel M. and Sussman, Abigail B., Survey Curious? Start-Up Guide and Best Practices For Running Surveys and Experiments Online (October 05, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3701330 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3701330

Abigail Bergman

University of Chicago - Booth School of Business ( email )

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Alexander Chinco

City University of NY, Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business ( email )

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New York, NY 10010
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Samuel M. Hartzmark (Contact Author)

Boston College - Carroll School of Management ( email )

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United States

Abigail B. Sussman

University of Chicago - Booth School of Business ( email )

5807 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

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