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Web Survey Bibliography

Title Innovative Uses of Paradata Across Diverse Contexts
Year 2015
Access date 01.07.2015

This presentation will describe innovative uses of rich paradata to monitor production and quality indicators in household surveys in international settings. Data collection technologies that have been widely used in the United States for decades are increasingly being adapted and used in innovative ways in new contexts. This transfer of technology is facilitating new approaches that enable more efficient production and better quality control in these contexts through the collection and monitoring of rich paradata (process data). This diffusion of technology not only allows for immediate access to the survey and process data (including call records) to monitor field work quality but has also facilitated the use of other applications. These applications also include self-administered modes (e.g., audio computer-assisted self-interview [ACASI]), digital audio recordings, global positioning systems (GPS) for collecting contextual information or live tracking of interviewer travel to households, areal photography for sample selection, and the collection of various anthropometric data using digital devices, among other examples. With these innovations come new challenges, however. The presentation will discuss advantages, challenges and lessons learned across a diverse set of projects as well as make recommendations for new developments in this space. The presentation will provide examples from projects in five very different settings: China, Ghana, India, Nepal, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

BibliographyData collection
Year of publication2015
Bibliographic typeConferences, workshops, tutorials, presentations

Web survey bibliography - The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) 70th Annual Conference, 2015 (35)