Comparison between self-administered questionnaire and computer-assisted self-interview for supplemental survey nonresponse

Jibum Kim, Jeong-han Kang, Seokho Kim, Tom W. Smith, Jaesok Son, Jennifer Berktold

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This article examines the correlates of nonresponse for self-administered questionnaire (SAQ) sections by comparing two General Social Survey (GSS) years, 2000 and 2002, during which the GSS switched the paper-and-pencil personal interview (PAPI) and SAQ to the computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI) and computer-assisted self-administered interview (CASI) format. The authors find that CASI not only lowers the supplemental response rate but also changes the dynamics of who responds. Unlike PAPI and SAQ data collection in 2000, even those aged 45-64 were less likely to respond to the CASI supplemental survey compared to CAPI in 2002. Compared to Whites, Blacks and other ethnic groups were more likely to be nonrespondents with CASI. Researchers should be more attentive to the potential bias of supplemental nonresponse in CASI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-69
Number of pages13
JournalField Methods
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Feb 1

Fingerprint

response behavior
questionnaire
interview
ethnic group

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anthropology

Cite this

Kim, Jibum ; Kang, Jeong-han ; Kim, Seokho ; Smith, Tom W. ; Son, Jaesok ; Berktold, Jennifer. / Comparison between self-administered questionnaire and computer-assisted self-interview for supplemental survey nonresponse. In: Field Methods. 2010 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 57-69.
@article{6e95eb1b2f9c4805b5437bf8ccf4eef5,
title = "Comparison between self-administered questionnaire and computer-assisted self-interview for supplemental survey nonresponse",
abstract = "This article examines the correlates of nonresponse for self-administered questionnaire (SAQ) sections by comparing two General Social Survey (GSS) years, 2000 and 2002, during which the GSS switched the paper-and-pencil personal interview (PAPI) and SAQ to the computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI) and computer-assisted self-administered interview (CASI) format. The authors find that CASI not only lowers the supplemental response rate but also changes the dynamics of who responds. Unlike PAPI and SAQ data collection in 2000, even those aged 45-64 were less likely to respond to the CASI supplemental survey compared to CAPI in 2002. Compared to Whites, Blacks and other ethnic groups were more likely to be nonrespondents with CASI. Researchers should be more attentive to the potential bias of supplemental nonresponse in CASI.",
author = "Jibum Kim and Jeong-han Kang and Seokho Kim and Smith, {Tom W.} and Jaesok Son and Jennifer Berktold",
year = "2010",
month = "2",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1177/1525822X09349925",
language = "English",
volume = "22",
pages = "57--69",
journal = "Field Methods",
issn = "1525-822X",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Inc.",
number = "1",

}

Comparison between self-administered questionnaire and computer-assisted self-interview for supplemental survey nonresponse. / Kim, Jibum; Kang, Jeong-han; Kim, Seokho; Smith, Tom W.; Son, Jaesok; Berktold, Jennifer.

In: Field Methods, Vol. 22, No. 1, 01.02.2010, p. 57-69.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Comparison between self-administered questionnaire and computer-assisted self-interview for supplemental survey nonresponse

AU - Kim, Jibum

AU - Kang, Jeong-han

AU - Kim, Seokho

AU - Smith, Tom W.

AU - Son, Jaesok

AU - Berktold, Jennifer

PY - 2010/2/1

Y1 - 2010/2/1

N2 - This article examines the correlates of nonresponse for self-administered questionnaire (SAQ) sections by comparing two General Social Survey (GSS) years, 2000 and 2002, during which the GSS switched the paper-and-pencil personal interview (PAPI) and SAQ to the computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI) and computer-assisted self-administered interview (CASI) format. The authors find that CASI not only lowers the supplemental response rate but also changes the dynamics of who responds. Unlike PAPI and SAQ data collection in 2000, even those aged 45-64 were less likely to respond to the CASI supplemental survey compared to CAPI in 2002. Compared to Whites, Blacks and other ethnic groups were more likely to be nonrespondents with CASI. Researchers should be more attentive to the potential bias of supplemental nonresponse in CASI.

AB - This article examines the correlates of nonresponse for self-administered questionnaire (SAQ) sections by comparing two General Social Survey (GSS) years, 2000 and 2002, during which the GSS switched the paper-and-pencil personal interview (PAPI) and SAQ to the computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI) and computer-assisted self-administered interview (CASI) format. The authors find that CASI not only lowers the supplemental response rate but also changes the dynamics of who responds. Unlike PAPI and SAQ data collection in 2000, even those aged 45-64 were less likely to respond to the CASI supplemental survey compared to CAPI in 2002. Compared to Whites, Blacks and other ethnic groups were more likely to be nonrespondents with CASI. Researchers should be more attentive to the potential bias of supplemental nonresponse in CASI.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=77649329972&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=77649329972&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/1525822X09349925

DO - 10.1177/1525822X09349925

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:77649329972

VL - 22

SP - 57

EP - 69

JO - Field Methods

JF - Field Methods

SN - 1525-822X

IS - 1

ER -