2A – Field Keynote Follow Up: Thinking about Interviewers and Mixing Survey Modes in an Increasingly Complex World

Field Keynote Follow Up: Thinking about Interviewers and Mixing Survey Modes in an Increasingly Complex World
Roundtable Discussion: Survey Methodology
2A - Field


Time/Date
10:45am-12:00pm on Monday, 5/21/2018

Location
Chasm Creek B

Facilitator
Kevin Ulrich, University of Chicago Survey Lab

Session Focus
Following the keynote, join Jolene Smyth at this roundtable discussion about interviewers and the challenges and benefits associated with transitioning surveys between interviewer- and self-administered modes. An increasing number of surveys are transitioning from telephone to combinations of multiple modes for both recruitment and survey administration. In the resulting designs, telephone may be only one of a number of modes used. This necessitates some hard thinking, research, and trial and error experiences to identify the strengths and weaknesses of using interviewers and how, if at all, we can achieve results with self-administered or mixed-modes similar to those that we did with interviewers. This session will give participants the opportunity to ask follow-up questions from the keynote and to discuss interviewers and surveyors' experiences moving from interviewer-administered to self-administered or mixed-mode surveys, including sharing knowledge gained on the ground from such transitions.