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Ethical Issues in the Use of Multiple Survey Reminders

Schirmer, Jacqueline


This paper identifies and discusses ethical issues associated with the increasingly common use of multiple reminders in postal survey research. When undertaking postal surveys, it is common to improve response rates by contacting survey recipients multiple times encouraging them to complete the questionnaire. The ethical implications of the use of multiple reminders are rarely discussed in the literature advocating their use. The paper briefly the arguments encouraging use of multiple...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Academic Ethics
DOI: 10.1007/s10805-009-9072-5


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