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Mode of statistical survey completion code N[N]

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term521290
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 25/01/2018
Definition:Help on this term

A code set representing the mode by which a statistical survey collection instrument is completed.

Representational attributes

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Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
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ValueMeaning
1Paper and pencil interviewing (PAPI)
2Computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI)
3Paper forms
4Computerised self-administered questionnaire (CSAQ)
5Computer assisted telephone interviewing (CATI)
6Telephone paper and pencil interviewing (PAPI)
7Interactive voice response (IVR)
88Other

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1   Paper and pencil interviewing (PAPI)

This code describes instances where the interviewer asks the respondent the survey questions and records the responses on a paper form. The interviewer generally travels to the respondent's home or business and asks the respondent the interview questions in person, in accordance with the prepared questionnaire.

CODE 2   Computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI)

This code describes instances where the interviewer takes a portable computer to the interview and enters the data into the computer as the respondent provides it. The interviewer generally travels to the respondent's home or business and asks the respondent the interview questions in person, in accordance with the prepared questionnaire.

CODE 3   Paper forms

This code describes instances where forms are mailed, faxed or dropped off to respondents who fill out the forms themselves and return the forms by any of a number of methods.

CODE 4   Computerised self-administered questionnaire (CSAQ)

This code describes instances where respondents complete forms themselves electronically, using a computer. Includes web forms, offline electronic forms and Computer assisted self-administered interview (CASI), where an interviewer visits the respondent with a portable computer containing an electronic version of the questionnaire. The respondent uses the computer to complete the form themselves, rather than being asked the questions by the interviewer.

CODE 5   Computer assisted telephone interviewing (CATI)

This code describes instances where the interviewer reads the survey questions and records the respondent's answers using a computer interface.

CODE 6   Telephone paper and pencil interviewing (PAPI)

This code describes instances where the interviewer reads the survey questions and records the respondent's answers using a paper script or questionnaire.

CODE 7   Interactive voice response (IVR)

This code describes instances where a pre-recorded voice lists a series of options, prompts and questions. The user provides their responses either through a telephone keypad or verbally.

CODE 88   Other

This code denotes instances of survey completion modes other than those modes listed above.

Source and reference attributes

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Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2010. ABS Forms Design Standards Manual, ABS cat. no. 1530.0.  Canberra: ABS. Viewed 16 November 2016, http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Products/
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Person—mode of statistical survey completion, code N[N] Health, Standard 25/01/2018

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