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Computer Assisted Survey Information Collection

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Computer Assisted Survey Information Collection

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The latest computer assisted methods for survey research

Computer assisted survey information collection (CASIC) methods arerapidly replacing traditional "paper and pencil" survey procedures.Researchers now apply computer technologies at every step of thesurvey process, from automating interviews and computerizing datacollection to data capture and preparation. CASIC techniques arereshaping today's survey research and methodology --and redefiningtomorrow's.

Computer Assisted Survey Information Collection is the mostup-to-date and authoritative resource available on CASIC methodsand issues. Its comprehensive treatment provides the scope neededto evaluate past development and implementation of CASIC designs,to anticipate its future directions, and to identify new areas forresearch and development. Written in an array of evidentiary stylesby more than 60 leading CASIC practitioners from numerousdisciplines, this coherently organized volume:
* Covers CASIC development and its integration into existingdesigns and organizations
* Discusses instrument development and design
* Examines survey design issues, including the incorporation ofexperiments
* Discusses case management of automated survey systems
* Evaluates training and supervision of computer assistedinterviewers
* Reviews self-administered surveys, including optically scannablemail 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 wellas an extensive glossary, Computer Assisted Survey InformationCollection provides a solid foundation in CASIC for seasonedresearch-survey practitioners and graduate students across a broadspectrum of social science disciplines.
The History and Development of Computer Assisted Survey InformationCollection Methods (M. Couper & W. Nicholls).

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

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

Development and Implementation of CASIC in Government StatisticalAgencies (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 dePol).

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 FieldSurveys (J. Smith, et al.).

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

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

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

Computerized Self-Administered Questionnaires (M. Ramos, etal.).

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

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

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

Response Rates, Data Quality, and Cost Feasibility for OpticallyScannable 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 DataCollection Methodology (R. Clayton & G. Werking).

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

The CASIC Future (R. Baker).

References.

Glossary of CASIC Acronyms.

Index.