Frequently Asked Questions

What are examples of RIWI’s long-term contracting vehicles for global data collection?

Which types of data collection are not supported by RIWI?

What does RIWI stand for?

Are RIWI samples independent, replicable, and falsifiable in different countries or regions and over time?

Do people really make manual errors on a URL and are taken to a vacant domain they think exists but doesn’t? And do they really answer questions for free? Why do they do this?

Why is randomness important in opinion data collection?

Why is it important that RIWI respondents globally are non-habitual, non-frequent survey takers?

Is there a Pro-English bias to your data? What about Internet access generally? What about the gold standard of the telephone?

Can you geo-target your surveys within countries?

Has your new data capture technology gained international recognition?

Do you believe in margin of error in your data?

Do you guys work with ISPs or trademarked domains?

Why should my organization use RDIT?

How many domains do you have access to?

What is the difference between ‘river sampling’ and RDIT?

Is your sample a random probability sample?

Can you replicate the data I am getting from my current panels?

Why do real, representative people not answer telephone surveys or traditional panel surveys anymore?

Are you mobile friendly?

Do you collect privately identifiable information?

Is there an ideal survey length for RIWI’s platform?

Is RIWI’s technology available for licensing or replication?

How do we best work with RDIT data for maximal benefit and efficiency?

How are response rates calculated?

What are the demographic implications when using RDIT?

How diverse are RIWI’s survey respondents?

Where can I find journal articles and reviews on RIWI and/or featuring RIWI’s technology?

Have independent University-based scholars used the RIWI platform? Has RIWI passed or been formally exempted from University-based Institutional Research Board (IRB) approval? Does RIWI technology satisfy ethics review for research involving humans?