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Lecture 6 - Standardized/Structured Interviews and Questionnaires
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Department
Political Science
Course
POL3371
Professor
Ivan Katchanovski
Semester
Winter

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Jan. 28, 2014 Standardized/Structured Interviews and Questionnaires  Standardized/Structured Interviews and Questionnaires o Used in survey research • Produce standardization in the asking of questions and the recording of answers -age -gender -other variables relevant to survey  Standardized/Structured Interviews o Reduce error due to interviewer variability o The characteristics of the interviewer may influence the responses given  Questionnaires o Contain a list of survey questions and answers o Used to administer surveys • Interview schedule o Helpful in analyzing survey data Coding  Coding: transforming a measure into numbers  Ex: in measuring confidence in the government, respondents who say ‘high’may be given a code of ‘4’, which is then recorded in a file.  Respondents who say ‘medium\ may be given a code of ‘3’, which is then recorded in a file.  Respondents who say ‘low’may be given a code of ‘2’, which is then recorded in a file.  Respondents who say ‘not at all’may be given a code of ‘1’, which is then recorded in a file. Conducting Interviews: Basic Points  The question should be asked exactly as stated. o Small changes to wording can make a big difference  Similarly, the answers should be recorded as exactly as possible  Questions should be asked in the order they are given on the interview schedule  Close-ended questions – Yes/No  Open-ended questions – Long answers – difficulty translating answers into code (values based on text)  Leading questions can affect responses Ex: Yes, Prime Minister Telephone Surveys  Interviews by telephone o Cheaper and quicker to administer o Many people in many countries do not have telephones o They usually cannot exceed about 30 minutes  Problems: o Many people have cell phones that are not listed o Only certain people are likely to complete the survey (older women) Online Surveys  Fast to conduct  Cheap o Survey Monkey o FluidSurveys  The interview does not have to be t
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