FAQ

Common Statistical FAQ about RIWI

Are your 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 so important to collecting the best possible opinion data in all countries?

You have proven consecutively that your respondents globally are non-habitual non-frequent survey takers. Who cares?

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

Can you employ reliable geo-location in the Middle East or other hard-to-reach countries? 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 I use RDIT in the US where I have endless options?

How many domains do you have access to?

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

Is your sample a random probability sample?

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

Are you mobile friendly?

Do you collect privately identifiable information?

Do you conduct long surveys?

Can your technology be replicated?

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

Can we access some of the third-party and academic review of your work?

How do you calculate response rates?

What are the demographic implications when using RDIT?

How truly diverse are your respondents? They are Internet-only, right?

How do you cost?