audio-CASI

audio-CASI

Audio-enhanced, computer-assisted self-interviewing. A method used to improve the quality of survey data obtained by questionnaires, intended to overcome respondents’ limited literacy and incentives to misstate the answers to questions that may be regarded as sensitive.

Method
The respondent listens to spoken questions digitally recorded and stored in a laptop and answers the questions displayed on the screen. In one study, the Audio-CASI technique resulted in a 3-fold increase in reporting of risk behaviours, including male-to-male sex, IV drug use and sexual contact with IV drug users. A subsequent study found this increase limited to the more educated and computer-literate interviewees.

audio-CASI

Audio-enhanced, computer-assisted self-interviewing Clinical studies A method used to improve the quality of survey data from questionnaires, intended to overcome respondents' limited literacy and incentives to misstate the answers to questions that may be regarded as sensitive
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RESULTS: In adjusted regression models, males were less likely to report ever having had a girlfriend in audio-CASI than in face-to-face interviews (odds ratio, 0.
Use of audio-CASI has been shown to be feasible in low-resource settings (e.
To determine whether interview mode influences levels of reporting for each gender, the present study compares responses to sexual behavior questions administered via audio-CASI with those obtained via traditional face-to-face interviews.
The audio-CASI method featured in this analysis is used in the Malawi Schooling and Adolescent Study (MSAS), a longitudinal survey administered yearly since 2007.
Phase I (English) of the study was completed at the end of 2004 and included more than 1,400 adolescents from different data collection sites in different regions of the United States who were interviewed using NOVA's QDS(TM) audio-CASI on laptop computers.
The audio-CASI methodology involves youths responding to a computer questionnaire using a touch screen or keyboard, following audio instructions delivered via headphones.
Audio-CASI methods would be prohibitively expensive and disruptive to facility operations were they to be conducted repeatedly or over a long period of time.
The audio-CASI and PAPI surveys will include questions on other types of victimization (in addition to sexual assault).
BJS also will seek data collection agents to design, develop and field-test the audio-CASI and PAPI surveys to be administered in juvenile facilities.
1) However, women in the audio-CASI group were more likely than those in the conventional interview group to report having had multiple partners (27% vs.
Most studies of audio-CASI have been conducted in developed countries, where computer literacy is high.
Although the two interview groups were similar in most respects, a lower proportion of those in the face-to-face group than in the audio-CASI group were born-again Christians or had "made tauba" (a form of Muslim conversion--29% vs.