This paper explores the feasibility and usability of using computer network
s, in particular the World Wide Web, as educational survey research instrum
ents to collect students' opinions on proposed health education courseware.
Also covered are the review of computer-assisted survey techniques, and th
e comparisons among different survey methods. The development and the evalu
ation of a Web-based adaptive questionnaire for health education are presen
ted. Research issues are also discussed. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All