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Title Are they willing to use the web? First results of a possible switch from PAPI to CAPI/CAWI in an establishment survey
Source 2014 International Symposium
Year 2015
Access date 22.12.2015
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Abstract The IAB-Establishment Panel is the most comprehensive establishment survey in Germany with almost 16.000 firms participating every year. Face-to-face interviews with paper and pencil (PAPI) are conducted since 1993. An ongoing project examines possible effects of a change of the survey to computer aided personal interviews (CAPI) combined with a web based version of the questionnaire (CAWI). In a first step, questions about the internet access, the willingness to complete the questionnaire online and reasons for refusal were included in the 2012 wave. First results are indicating a widespread refusal to take part in a web survey. A closer look reveals that smaller establishments, long time participants and older respondents are reluctant to use the internet.
Year of publication2014