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    What would be two or three major differences if an e-mail survey was used instead of a mail survey? Would this improve the results? What problems would it create?

    What would be the major differences if interviews were used instead of questionnaires? Would this improve the survey? What problems would it create?

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    What would be two or three major differences if an e-mail survey was used instead of a mail survey?
    1. If e-mail were survey were used the questionnaire would be sent through e-mail.
    2. If e-mail were survey were used the questionnaire would be have to be either electronically clicked or answers typed in.
    3. If e-mail were survey were used the questionnaire would be sent only to those people who use the computer.

    This is what the website http://www.poynter.org says: " E-mail interview queries are efficient. The reporter can provide a complete introduction and a list of questions and, if the source cooperates, get back a digital file with information, quotes, and other story material, making it easy to cut-and-paste quotes into your article or post entire transcripts on the Web.
    They provide a written record of what sources say in case they dispute something.
    They give ...

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