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Panelists are recruited via random digit dial phone survey.Survey questions were mostly answered online; some follow-up surveys were conducted by phone.
Research Papers Using HCMST * Rosenfeld and Thomas 2012, Searching for a Mate: The Rise of the Internet as a Social Intermediary, published in the August, 2012 American Sociological Review 77 (4) 523-547 Or link to the pre-typeset version here.
Panelists who did not have internet access at home were given an internet access device (Web TV).
For further information about how the Knowledge Networks hybrid phone-internet survey compares to other survey methodology, see attached documentation.
How Couples Meet and Stay Together, Waves 1, 2, and 3: Public version 3.04, plus wave 4 supplement version 1.02 and wave 5 supplement version 1.0 and wave 6 supplement ver 1.0 [Computer files]. The HCMST data are freely available to users who register with SSDS/ Stanford Libraries. For research assistance, I thank Reuben Jasper Thomas, Elizabeth Mc Clintock, Esra Burak, Kate Weisshaar, Taylor Orth, Ariela Schachter, Maja Falcon, and Sonia Hausen.
National Science Foundation, and supplementary funding from Stanford's Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, and the UPS endowment at Stanford University.
For further information on the calculation of response rates, and relevant citations, see the Note on Response Rates in the documentation. Thus far we have found that SPSS truncates value labels to 32 characters.