Study Compares Face-to-Face Interviews and Internet Surveys in Global Epidemiology Research

In a recent publication in Neurogastroenterology & Motility published in April 2023, Sperber AD and colleagues conducted the Rome Foundation Global Epidemiology Study, comparing face-to-face interviews and internet surveys as data collection methods. The study delves into the implications for population-based research.

The research, titled "Face-to-face interviews versus Internet surveys: Comparison of two data collection methods in the Rome Foundation global epidemiology study," sheds light on the disparities between traditional face-to-face interviews and modern internet surveys. The findings underscore the need for a nuanced understanding of data collection methods, particularly in the context of global epidemiological studies.

The authors note that "Our research highlights the importance of methodological considerations in population-based studies. The choice between face-to-face interviews and internet surveys can significantly impact the data collected and must be carefully considered in study design."

As technology continues to play an increasing role in research methodologies, this study prompts a reevaluation of data collection strategies. Researchers and practitioners alike are encouraged to weigh the advantages and limitations of both approaches to ensure the robustness and reliability of epidemiological study findings.

For more details on the study, refer to the publication in Neurogastroenterology & Motility:

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