Pinnacles and pitfalls: researcher experiences from a web-based survey of secondary teachers

Watson, Julie, and Anderson, Neil (2005) Pinnacles and pitfalls: researcher experiences from a web-based survey of secondary teachers. E-Learning, 2 (3). pp. 276-284.

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This article examines the experience of conducting a web-based survey with secondary teachers in Queensland schools. The survey was designed to collect data concerning teachers’ attitudes and understanding about students with learning difficulties in their classes. Rather than discuss survey findings, however, the present article focuses on sponsors as a vehicle for online survey promotion, as well as on aspects of survey coverage, rates of response and teacher motivations to participate. Gatekeeping and technical issues emerged as significant issues affecting teacher response. Two hundred and eighty teachers employed in state and non-government schools completed surveys for this exploratory research and constituted a convenience sample for the study.

Item ID: 6261
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1741-8887
Keywords: learning difficulties; secondary teachers; teacher attitudes; web-based survey
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Originally published in E-Learning (2005, Vol. 2, No. 3). This journal changed its title from E-Learning (ISSN 1741-8887) to E-Learning and Digital Media (ISSN 2042-7530) as from the first issue of 2010 (Volume 7 Number 1).

Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2010 01:57
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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