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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

22

Number

2

Page Numbers

pages 1-9

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2017

Abstract

The popularity of online research is increasing but the validity of the results obtained is not yet clear. The purpose of this study was to examine the factors that influence the validity of computerized data collection in an undergraduate sample. Participants were 99 university students randomly assigned to one of three data collection conditions: online survey platform, in-person computerized survey platform, and in-person pencil-and-paper survey. Results from statistical analyses suggest self-reported inattention symptoms, exposure to more stressors, and computerized platforms predict more invalid responding. In contrast, personality, self-reported impulsivity symptoms, and shorter completion times do not predict invalid responding. Overall, more than half of the participants failed at least one validity check and 11% failed three or more validity checks. Researchers, particularly those working with undergraduate samples, should consider implementing procedures to ensure the data collected are valid.

Subject

Psychology--Periodicals

Keyword

online research; data validity; undergraduate students

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

9 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 22 no. 2 2017

Rights

Under copyright.

Included in

Psychology Commons

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