When The Experimenter Records The Response

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respondent answers, and then the experimenter records the response). Lastly, there are a string of self-administered questionnaires that include text-computer assisted self-interviewing (text-CASI, which are laptops having the question and answer), audio-computer assisted self-interview (audio-CASI, same thing as text-CASI, except the questions are in audio format), and video-CASI (questions are in video format instead). (151-153)

Since many of the modes are related in some form or combination of visual, auditory, and touch, I will judge the benefits and disadvantages on five dimensions: 1) interviewer involvement, 2) respondent interaction, 3) privacy measures, 4) “channels of communication,” and 5) amount of technological utilization (153).

Interviewer Involvement
The one distinct form that has no interviewer involvement is mail. Telephone has some involvement, but not as physical as the face-to-face interview. The face-to-face branching of SAQs would still have some interviewer involvement as it would be primarily be delivered by the researcher. The biggest disadvantage of having an interviewer present is the cost associated with it (i.e. training, supervision, support, etc.) (153). Another problem, that may be associated with interviewer involvement are the effects it produces (i.e. answers toward gender behaviors, and the interviewer being of a different gender may influence those responses). However, the cost of the interviewer still has some benefit as they can…
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