XXVI IUSSP International Population Conference
27 September–2 October 2009
This free workshop will be held in English.
An Arabic and French speaker will be present.
Thursday, 1 October
19:00–21:00 (7:00–9:00 pm)
Room Fès 1B, Level 1
Palais des Congrès, Marrakech, Morocco
Studies have shown that computer-based self-interviewing techniques provide more accurate data than face-to-face interviews when gathering information on sensitive issues. The Population Council has created computerized interviewing software that has been adapted for use in clinical trials and behavioral studies around the world.
We invite you to attend the Computerized Survey Interviewing Technology Workshop at the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) conference.
This free workshop will provide an opportunity for researchers to learn about (ACASI) (audio computer-assisted self-interviewing) and what it does. The workshop will be held in English, and an Arabic and French speaker will be present.
Workshop topics include:
- Hardware/software technologies used or under development. Purchasing, building, using open-source?
- Comparisons of alternative technologies or approaches.
- Experiences in computerized interviewing implementation for survey fieldwork.
- What can be added to make computerized interviewing work better?
- Translating applications to support the Arabic and Hindi languages.
- Moving toward Web-based or Internet-based applications in the developing world.
- Stanley Mierzwa, Population Council Director of Information Technology
- Samir Souidi, Application Programmer/Database Developer
We will organize the discussion based on the list of participants and then send an agenda with an outline of the topics for the meeting. We look forward to receiving your input.
firstname.lastname@example.org +1 212 339 0509
Media-friendly services include:
- Arranging interviews with Council researchers.
- Providing electronic and traditional format press kits.
- Assisting in article development.
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