2020 年 39 巻 1 号 p. 123-131
This article explains the basic features of survey, which is one of the major research methods in psychology, its pros and cons, and the points to be considered when conducting it. In particular, it focuses on Web surveys, which are becoming more common nowadays. It explains how the data obtained by Web surveys from broader generals are likely to be different from those obtained by conventional and convenient method, which inviting people close to the researcher, such as university students, to participate. The author hopes that this paper will provide the readers with a basic knowledge of web research and help them to select appropriate situations for survey data collection from among the various phases of psychological research.