Web Survey Bibliography
Title Respondent preferences toward audio-CASI and how that affects data quality
Author Kinsey, S.H., Thornberry, J.S., Carson, C.P., Duffer, A.P.
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Abstract As the social and economic problems of the United States become more complex -- AIDS, sexual abuse, violence, homelessness, corruption-- social scientists are called upon more frequently to identify and understand behaviors that are private and sensitive. Survey researchers have attempted to obtain this information by asking people to report their own behaviors in interviews, and have concluded, not surprisingly, that the more private the forum for reporting, the more accurate the report (Bradburn and Sudman, 1979; Bradburn, 1983). Moreover, in demonstrated experiments, the self-administered interview has been determined to provide the best environment for the reporting of many types of sensitive behaviors (Hay, 1990; London and Williams, 1990; Aquilino and LoSciuto, 1990; Schwarz, et al, 1991; Turner, et al, 1992). Limitations of the self-administered interview, however, are obvious. The respondent must have adequate reading skills, and must be able to understand and follow the questionnaire format, a novel experience for many (Lessler and Holt, 1987). Consequently, the burden on the researcher is to design a questionnaire void of complexity yet accomplishing the research objectives. Solutions to this dilemma have been evolving. The successful use of a Walkman-type device in the Youth Risk Behavior Survey conducted by the National Center of Health Statistics (NCHS) (Camburn, et al, 1991) eliminated the need for adequate reading skills by the respondent. But this method could not use skip instructions to access questions, thereby restricting the complexity of the instrument. Incorporating audio with a computerized selfadministration of a questionnaire (audio computerassisted self interviewing, or Audio-CASI) has offered an improved solution. With Audio-CASI the respondent listens to a voice-digitized recording of the questions and answer choices over earphones and keys the answers into a microcomputer. While providing privacy and eliminating the need for respondent literacy, this technology also allows the researcher to design complex questionnaires and provides standardized questionnaire administration.
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Bibliographic typeConference proceedings
Year of publication1995
Web Survey Bibliography - 1995 (46)
- Weighting anchors: Verbal and numeric labels for response scales; 1995; O'Muircheartaigh, C. et al.
- The effect of computer-assisted interviewing on data quality: A review.; 1995; de Leeuw, E. D., Hox, J., Snijkers, G.
- Subsequent questions may influence answers to preceding questions in mail surveys; 1995; Schwarz, N., Hippler, H. J.
- Little things matter: A sampler of how differences in questionnaire format can affect survey responses...; 1995; Smith, T. W.
- How to conduct self-administered and mail surveys; 1995; Bourque, L. B., Fielder, E. P.
- Effects of category order on answers in mail and telephone surveys; 1995; Dillman, D. A. et al.
- Alternative methods of presenting bi-polar scales in telephone interviews: 1 to 7 vs. -3 to +3 and neutral...; 1995; Schaeffer, N. C., Baker, K.
- A review of the 1992 VRS Exit Poll; 1995; Mitofsky, W. J., Edelman, M.
- The effects of alternative methods of collecting similarity data for multidimensional scaling; 1995; Bijmolt, T. H. A., Wedel, M.
- Mosaic and the information superhighway. A virtual tiger in your tank; 1995; Levy, C. M.
- The Prodigy Experiment in Using e-Mail for Tracking Public Opinion; 1995; Werner, J., Maisel, R., Robinson, K.
- Comparing Two Methods of Sending Out Questionnaires: E-Mail Versus Mail; 1995; Tse, A. C. B., Tse, K. C., Yin, C. H., Ting, C. B., Yi, K. W., Yee, K. P., Hong, W. C.
- Computer-assisted Personal Interviewing: An Experimental Evaluation of Data Quality and Cost; 1995; Baker, R. P., Bradburn, N. M., Johnson, R. A.
- Data Quality in a CAPI Survey: Keying Errors; 1995; Dielman, L., Couper, M. P.
- Electronic Surveys: Ethical Issues for Researchers; 1995; Goree, C. T., Marszalek, J. F.
- E-mail surveys elicit fast response, cut costs; 1995; Crowley, A.
- Survey Research in Cyberspace: Breaking Ground on the Virtual Frontier; 1995; Bishop, G. F., Fisher, B., Resnik, D., Margolis, M.
- Internet Solicitation of Research Subjects for Genetic-Studies; 1995; Biesecker, L. G., Derenzo, E. G.
- Using the Internet for data collection. An innovative electronic strategy; 1995; Fawcett J., Buhle, E. L. Jr.
- Surveys by E-mail and Internet; 1995; Chisholm, J.
- Method of psychological assessment, self disclosure, and experiential differences: A study of computer...; 1995; Loke, S. D., Gilbert, B.O.
- Respondent preferences toward audio-CASI and how that affects data quality; 1995; Kinsey, S.H., Thornberry, J.S., Carson, C.P., Duffer, A.P.
- The first year of computer-assisted interviewing for the Canadian Labour force survey; 1995; Simard, M., Dufour, J., Mayda, F.
- Using the Internet for gathering data and conducting research: Faster than the mail, cheaper than the...; 1995; Murray, P.J.
- How to Ask Survey Questions (The Survey Kit); 1995; Fink, A.
- In defense of on-line focus groups; 1995; Yoffie, A.J., Anzalone, M.
- Focus groups on the Internet: an interesting idea but not a good one; 1995; Greenbaum, T.
- Ethnography and the Internet: Research into Electronic Discourse Communities; 1995; Blair, K. L.
- An Exploratory-Study of The Perceived Benefits of Electronic Bulletin Board Use and Their Impact on...; 1995; Wotring, C. E., Forrest E. J., James, M. L.
- Comparing Response Rates and Response Content in Mail Versus Electronic Mail Surveys; 1995; Mehta, R., Sivadas, E.
- E-Mail Surveys: Potentials and Pitfalls; 1995; Oppermann, M.
- E-mail tools will cause Internet surveys to spread; 1995; Wingfield, N.
- An Assessment of the Response Rate Via the Postal Service and E-mail; 1995; Kittleson, M. J.
- A Quasi-experimental assessment of the effect of computerizing noncognitive paper-and-pencil measurements...; 1995; King, W. C., Miles, E. W.
- A study of civic life on the Internet; 1995; Fisher, B., Margolis, M., Resnik, D.
- Computer-Administered Surveys in Extension; 1995; Kawasaki, J. L., Raven, M. R.
- Using the Web as a Survey Tool: Results from the Second WWW User Survey; 1995; Pitkow, J. E., Recker, M. M.
- Results from the Third WWW User Survey; 1995; Pitkow, J. E., Kehoe, C. M.
- Evaluation Results from a Pilot Test of a Computerized Self-Administered Questionnaire (CSAQ) for the...; 1995; Sweet, E., Ramos, M.
- Using E-Mail/World Wide Web For Establishment Survey Data Collection; 1995; Clayton, R. L., Werking, G. S.
- Experiences with fax data reporting and questionnaire distribution; 1995; Appel, M. V., Petkunas, T. F., Russell, C. E.
- How computerized interviewing eliminates the screen-in bias of follow-up questions; 1995; Appel, V., Pinell, J.
- Using Electronic Mail Surveys and Computer Monitored Data for Studying Computer-Mediated Communication...; 1995; Anderson, S. E., Gansneder, B. M.
- Electronic surveys: A computer language-based approach; 1995; Hsu, J., Turoff, M.
- Surveys and questionnaires: A markup language based approach; 1995; Hsu, J.
- The numeric values of rating scales: A comparison of their impact in mail surveys and telephone interviews...; 1994; Schwarz, N., Hippler, H. J.