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Title Handhelds in a laptop world
Author Gray, J.
Year 1998
Access date 12.08.2004
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Abstract The International Passenger Survey (IPS) is perhaps the largest of the face-to-face interview surveys conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), accounting for some 230,000 personal interviews per year. It is also the only one where the data is collected on paper questionnaires. We look at why this should be so, when the rest of the face-to-face social surveys conducted by ONS moved to Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) on laptop computers some years ago. Social Survey Division of ONS have been evaluating the use of Handheld Personal Computers (HPCs) running Windows CE for use on the IPS. These devices are much smaller and lighter than notebook-sized laptop computers, and have the potential to enable us to implement CAPI on the IPS. We review some aspects of this evaluation. The issues involved, and the leaps that have to be made, for an implementation of HPC-based CAPI are not dissimilar to those that were faced during the initial move to notebook-based CAPI in the early 1990s. We will examine some of these issues, and look at what would be necessary for a successful CAPI project using this technology for this particular survey.
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Year of publication1998
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