Computer Assisted Survey Information Collection / Edition 1

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Overview

The latest computer assisted methods for survey research

Computer assisted survey information collection (CASIC) methods are rapidly replacing traditional "paper and pencil" survey procedures. Researchers now apply computer technologies at every step of the survey process, from automating interviews and computerizing data collection to data capture and preparation. CASIC techniques are reshaping today's survey research and methodology —and redefining tomorrow's.

Computer Assisted Survey Information Collection is the most up-to-date and authoritative resource available on CASIC methods and issues. Its comprehensive treatment provides the scope needed to evaluate past development and implementation of CASIC designs, to anticipate its future directions, and to identify new areas for research and development. Written in an array of evidentiary styles by more than 60 leading CASIC practitioners from numerous disciplines, this coherently organized volume:
* Covers CASIC development and its integration into existing designs and organizations
* Discusses instrument development and design
* Examines survey design issues, including the incorporation of experiments
* Discusses case management of automated survey systems
* Evaluates training and supervision of computer assisted interviewers
* Reviews self-administered surveys, including optically scannable mail surveys
* Considers emerging technologies, such as voice recognition, pen-CASIC, and the Web as a data collection tool.

Supplemented with copious tables, figures, and references as well as an extensive glossary, Computer Assisted Survey Information Collection provides a solid foundation in CASIC for seasoned research-survey practitioners and graduate students across a broad spectrum of social science disciplines.

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In some ways, the international conference was held in San Antonio, Texas, in December 1996 as much as a step toward the resulting monograph as for its own sake. It was tailored to balance the established use of computers to help collect, capture, and prepare survey data, with the rapid developments that are continuing to emerge. The 29 papers address such topics as the diffusion of technological innovation in Britain, the development and implantation of computer techniques in government statistical agencies, a systematic approach to developing instruments, training field interviewers to use computers, collecting sensitive information with different modes, scanning and optical character recognition in survey organizations, and current and future technology utilization in European market research. The newness of the field is reflected in the glossary of acronyms, which is only two pages long. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

The History and Development of Computer Assisted Survey Information Collection Methods (M. Couper & W. Nicholls).

Diffusion of Technolgical Innovation: Computer Assisted Data Collection in the U.K. (M. Collins, et al.).

Integrating CASIC into Existing Designs and Organizations: A Survey of the Field (R. Groves & R. Tortora).

Development and Implementation of CASIC in Government Statistical Agencies (C. Clark, et al.).

Organization Effects of CATI in Small to Medium Survey Centers (J. Tarnai, et al.).

A Systematic Approach to Instrument Development in CAI (S. Kinsey & D. Jewell).

Producing CAI Instruments for a Program of Surveys (M. Pierzchala & T. Manners).

The Individual Interview (D. Sikkel).

Incorporating Experiments into Computer Assisted Surveys (T. Piazza & P. Sniderman).

Use of Computer Assisted Interviewing in Longitudinal Surveys (A. Brown, et al.).

The Future of Data Editing (J. Bethlehem & F. van de Pol).

Automated Coding of Survey Data (H. Speizer & P. Buckley).

Automated Management of Survey Data: An Overview (W. Connett).

CAPI Survey Management Systems: Case Management on Laptops (L. Hofman & J. Gray).

Automated Call Scheduling: Current Systems and Practices (T. Edwards, et al.).

Getting From There to Here: Electronic Data Communications in Field Surveys (J. Smith, et al.).

Training Field Interviewers to Use Computers: Past, Present, and Future Trends (M. Wojcik & E. Hunt).

Evaluating Interviewer Use of CAPI Navigation Features (S. Sperry, et al.).

Mode, Behavior, and Data Recording Error (J. Lepkowski, et al.).

Computerized Self-Administered Questionnaires (M. Ramos, et al.).

Ten Years of Interviewing without Interviewers: The Telepanel (W. Saris).

Collecting Sensitive Information with Different Modes of Data Collection (R. Tourangeau & T. Smith).

Automated Self-Interviewing and the Survey Measurement of Sensitive Behaviors (C. Turner, et al.).

Response Rates, Data Quality, and Cost Feasibility for Optically Scannable Mail Surveys by Small Research Centers (D. Dillman & K. Miller).

Scanning and Optical Character Recognition in Survey Organizations (E. Blom & L. Lyberg).

Pen CASIC: Design and Usability (J. Bosley, et al.).

Business Surveys of the Future: The World Wide Web as a Data Collection Methodology (R. Clayton & G. Werking).

Current and Future Technolgoy Utilization in European Market Research (B. Blyth).

The CASIC Future (R. Baker).

References.

Glossary of CASIC Acronyms.

Index.

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