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Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interviewing (ACASI)

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Audio computer-assisted self-interviewing (ACASI) is a methodology for collecting data that incorporates a recorded voice into a traditional computer-assisted self-interview (CASI). Respondents participating in an ACASI survey read questions on a computer screen and hear the text of the questions read to them through headphones. They then enter their answers directly into the computer either by using the keyboard or a touch screen, depending on the specific hardware used. While an interviewer is present during the interview, she or he does not know how the respondent answers the survey questions, or even which questions the respondent is being asked.

Typically the ACASI methodology is incorporated into a longer computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI). In these situations, an interviewer may begin the face-to-face interview by asking questions and ...

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