UWSC participates in “Interviewers and Their Effects from a Total Survey Error Perspective Workshop”


Faculty Director, Nora Cate Schaeffer

An international workshop devoted to survey interviewers and their effects on total survey error was held February 26-28, 2019 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska. The event brought together an international group of leading academic, government, and industry researchers and practitioners for three agenda-setting days of discussion and collaboration concerning interviewer-related research and practice. UWSC scientist and methodology Jennifer Dykema is one of the workshop organizers; faculty director Nora Cate Schaeffer presented on “General Interviewer Training: Developing Evidence-Based Practices for Standardized Interviewing;” Director of Field Operations Steve Coombs provided insight as a discussant; and CAPI Field Supervisor Nick Schultz served as a moderator.

Director of Field Operations, Steve Coombs

Along with Jennifer Dykema, Nora Cate Schaeffer and others, Dana Garbarski presented on “Response time as an indicator of data quality: Associations with interviewer, respondent, and question characteristics in a health survey of diverse respondents.” Select papers from the workshop will appear in the edited volume “Interviewer Effects from a Total Survey Error Perspective” (edited by Kristen Olson, Jolene D. Smyth, Jennifer Dykema, Allyson Holbrook, Frauke Kreuter, and Brady T. West).