All Projects

What issues hamper the use of mobile devices for surveys?

Using mobile devices for surveys

The National Science Foundation has provided a grant to Westat to examine 3 issues related to conducting surveys using mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

  • Can study respondents use them effectively?  Some respondents may be unfamiliar with using these devices, including the touch screen technology.
  • Can the small screen display enough information?  Studies of web-based surveys show that any information that respondents need to use should be immediately visible to them.
  • Will respondents be less candid?  Respondents are willing to reveal sensitive information about themselves in computerized, self-administered surveys. Will using a tablet or smartphone hinder or bolster that openness?

Want to work with us?
You’ll be in great company.

About Us Careers

Westat Employees.
Westat Employee.
Client List
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Internal Revenue Service
National Science Foundation
Social Security Administration
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Department of Transportation
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Georgia Department of Transportation
Maryland Cancer Registry
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Texas Education Agency
Baltimore Metropolitan Council
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
DC Public Schools
NYC Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
ClearWay Minnesota
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Teach for America
The Verizon Foundation
The Johns Hopkins University
University of Denver
University of Maryland Baltimore Campus
University of Michigan
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The National Institutes of Health
Forbes 2019: The Best Employers for Diversity

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law. Notices to Employees & Applicants.