Lærings- og træthedseffekter - En analyse af paneleffekter blandt webpanelister
Online survey panels have proliferated in recent years. However, little research has addressed the potential effects of respondents’ survey experience, also known as (web) panel conditioning. Based on a study of Danish parents’ day care arrangements and their response to a series of questions related to the change of care services, the satisficing behaviour is investigated in terms of choosing a neutral mid-category answer in relation to the number of surveys each respondent has participated in the past six months. The results suggest a U-shaped survey relationship, indicating that both respondents, who have participated in few and many surveys, will more frequently choose the mid-category answer. Accordingly, both learning and satisficing effects might be present, though the magnitude of the effect is relatively small.