By Jeffrey L. Pope

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This close supervision is impractical for most personal interviews. Questionnaire flexibility. Compared with mail questionnaires, telephone research can use more complex questionnaires (skip patterns, probes, refer-backs, and terminations), because an interviewer is at hand to control the questioning. Ready access to hard-to-reach people. In any study using personal interviewing, it is difficult to reach consumers in small towns or rural areas. There are few professional interviewing services available in such places.

Because of the improved sample coverage it can provide, random digit dialing is gaining acceptance for use on studies where the best possible sample is desirableand worth the higher cost. Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing In most modern telephone interviewing centers, paper questionnaires are being replaced by computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) systems. These look like personal computers and are often wired directly to a large computer. The screen displays questions for the interviewer to read over the telephone to the respondent.

So, except where a personal contact is absolutely necessary, budget considerations argue against door-to-door personal interviewing. The second problemexecutionis more serious. While door-to-door sampling may often be desirable, consider this: Page 24 Any large, representative national sample will invariably include many sampling points in the inner cities of major metropolitan areas, such as New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles. With a majority of all adult women employed outside the home, most contacts on any project will have to be made on weekends or at night.

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