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New publication: “Shevchenko, Y., Kuhlmann, T., & Reips, U.-D. (2021). Samply: A user-friendly smartphone app and web-based means of scheduling and sending mobile notifications for experience-sampling research. Behavior Research Methods.”

The year 2021 is off to an exciting start for the iScience group: Our paper on “Samply” has just been accepted:

 

Shevchenko, Y., Kuhlmann, T., & Reips, U.-D. (2021). Samply: A user-friendly smartphone app and web-based means of scheduling and sending mobile notifications for experience-sampling research. Behavior Research Methods.

 

Abstract
The invitation methods of web surveys have been studied from various perspectives, but less is still known about how demographic factors affect the selection of entry options in mailed web survey invitation letters. In a postal invitation letter, we provided the following three options to enter our web survey: using the URL address, emailing the researcher to get a link to the web survey; texting one’s email address to the researcher to get a link to the web survey. The results of the multinomial logistic regression model show that the odds of selecting the option “Response link by e-mail”  is 4.1 times higher for those with a primary education than for those with an upper secondary education. In addition, an increase of one year in the respondent’s age increased the odds of selecting the “Response link by e-mail” option by approximately 5 percent. To conclude, the older and less educated people are, the less cognitively burdening entry options they tend to select.

https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-020-01527-9

 

We are looking forward to the further academic year!