Computer-Assisted Interviewing (Quantitative Applications in by Willem Egbert Saris

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By Willem Egbert Saris

Aimed toward assisting researchers to enhance their data's caliber, Computer-Assisted Interviewing is helping readers establish the probabilities and problems which come up in computer-assisted interviewing. the writer annotates samples of exact learn questionnaires in order that readers can examine the standard paper questionnaire opposed to the additional statements wanted for transparent computer-assisted interviewing. additionally, the booklet comprises an summary of the $64000 beneficial properties to think about if one desires to buy a CADAC software.

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Saris et al. (1982), who used this approach in the Netherlands, did not report any problems, nor did Gavrilov (1988), even though his study was done with farmers in the Soviet Union who had very limited schooling. Another important difference between the two CAPI systems is that in the self-administered procedure, the interviewer no longer has anything to do during the interview. It is for this reason that alternatives have been developed. One possibility is to create a situation where one researcher can help a number of respondents at the same time.

If, however, the front page of the magazine is shown and they are asked to say whether they have seen it, it is easier for the respondent to answer the question correctly. Technically, the application of these procedures in self-administered questionnaires is not difficult. The pictures can be scanned and stored on the interview diskette. In the question text, an instruction can be given that the picture can be obtained by pressing a function key (Sociometric Research Foundation, 1988). When the key is pressed, the picture appears on the screen, and when the respondent wants to return to the questionnaire, the same function key is pressed again.

Type a number after each number and press F5 at the end. 2. Example 6 < previous page page_42 next page > < previous page page_43 next page > Page 43 Please give the name of the first brand of cigarettes that comes to your mind? 3. 3). Notice that the dictionary from the question text is not presented. After the first question, a second question is repeated maximally five times. This second question asks for other brand names. This is also an unaided recall question, because the names of the brands are not mentioned on the screen, only in the dictionary.

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