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NIDA Res Monogr. 1997;167:366-82.

Mode of interview and reporting of sensitive issues: design and implementation of audio computer-assisted self-interviewing.

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Statistics Research Division, Research Triangle Institute, NC 27709-2194, USA.


Substantial underreporting is typical in interviewing respondents on their drug use and other sensitive behaviors. This chapter reviews established strategies, self-administered questionnaires and indirect questioning techniques, for increasing the willingness of respondents to report stigmatizing behaviors. While these methods improve reporting, each has shortcomings and burdens which limit their effectiveness. A new computer-based self-interviewing approach which incorporates recorded audio playback of questions offers improved self-administered interviewing. The chapter discusses this technology, audio computer-assisted self-interviewing (audio-CASI), describing its features and positive results from the early research tests of the method.

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