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COMPUTER ASSISTED INTERVIEWING (CAI)

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Definition:
Computer assisted interviewing uses the computer during interviewing.

Context:
Any contradictory data can be flagged by edit routines and the resultant data can be immediately adjusted by information from the respondent.

An added benefit is that data capture (key entry) occurs at interview time. CAI assists the interview in the wording of questions and tailors succeeding questions based on previous responses.

CAI has been mainly used in Computer Assisted Telephone Interviews (CATI) or Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI).

Source Publication:
Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UNECE), "Glossary of Terms on Statistical Data Editing", Conference of European Statisticians Methodological Material, Geneva, 2000.

Cross References:
Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI)
Computer Assisted Self-Interviewing (CASI)
Computer assisted survey information collection
Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI)

Hyperlink:
http://www.unece.org/stats/publications/editingglossary.pdf

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Monday, July 18, 2005

Last updated on Friday, April 12, 2013