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Video Computer-Assisted Self-Interviewing (VCASI)

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Video computer-assisted self-interviewing (VCASI), sometimes referred to as audio-visual CASI (AVCASI), involves administration of an electronic self-administered questionnaire, which includes prerecorded video clips of an interviewer asking survey questions. This mode of data collection is an extension of audio computer-assisted self-interviewing (ACASI). Responses are recorded either by keyboard, mouse, or touch screen data entry. This technique is typically used in two settings. First is in conjunction with a face-to-face computer-assisted interview, where part of the interview is conducted by the interviewer and part is left to the respondent using the computer in a self-administered mode. Second is in a completely self-administered setting where the CASI questionnaire runs on a stand-alone terminal or kiosk. In an interviewer-administered setting, the respondent uses headphones for complete privacy. ...

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