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Christine Brickman Bhutta (Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Society, Orange, CA) USA.  From Sociological Methods & ResearchSocial networking sites and online questionnaires make it possible to do survey research faster, cheaper, and with less assistance than ever before. This article describes a researcher’s experience surveying thousands of Catholics via Facebook in less than a month, at little expense, and without hired help. It is related to existing web-based methods and offers concrete suggestions for future work and practice.

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Tags: Internet, Social, coverage, error, inference, networking, sampling, snowball, websites

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