METHODS: In 2009, relationship and sexual behavior data were collected from 1,750 never-married males and females aged 16-18 via audio computer-assisted self-interviewing (audio-CASO during the third round of the Malawi Schooling and Adolescent Study.
Although the bulk of survey data from developing countries--including Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data sets--is traditionally collected in face-to-face interviews, increasing use has been made of technology-based alternatives, such as audio computer-assisted self-interviewing (audio-CASI).
Is audio computer-assisted self-interviewing
a feasible method of surveying in Zimbabwe?
3.] The women were also randomly assigned to be interviewed about their sexual behavior via a face-to-face interview or with audio computer-assisted self-interviewing
Respondents age 18 years and older answered audio computer-assisted self-interviewing
(ACASI) questionnaires concerning mental health, substance abuse and use, exposure to violence, sexual behavior risk, and IPV and demographic information.
They use self-administered questionnaires and computer-assisted technology, such as audio or telephone computer-assisted self-interviewing
Another recent mode of CAI is Computer-Assisted Self-Interviewing
(CASI), the electronic analogue of mail interviewing.
Participants completed interviews, conducted by specially trained research staff with the aid of audio computer-assisted self-interviewing
technology, when they entered the study and then at specific intervals for up to 24 months.