Wywiad osobisty ze wspomaganiem komputerowym (CAPI): czy rzeczywiście idealna technika?

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Quick progress in computer technology significantly changed methodology of quantitative research. Since the 1970s computerisation covered also stage of collection of data in the field. After adaptation in sociological surveys, widely used now, computer assisted telephone interview (CATI), since the 1990s, one can see increasing role of technique referred to computer assisted personal interview (CAPI). CAPI seems to combine merits both CATI and traditional face-to-face interview. The question follows then: does application of CAPI really make such big progress in sociological research? The main purpose of this article is characterisation of CAPI, which is still not well-known in Poland, Second, its advantages and disadvantages are pointed out. I begin with general classification of the computer assisted interview techniques; next I present some technical aspects with using CAPI. In the following sections sociological implications of its utilization--for both respondents and interviewers--are discussed, then, the question of quality of data, and finally, control of work of interviewers.




Ask: Research and Methods. Volume 10, Issue 1 (2001), pp. 65-89