Application with many records/items

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josh
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Re: Application with many records/items

Post by josh » November 7th, 2019, 1:54 pm

Re: whether or not to merge records as @htuser suggests, it might make sense to use a single record in the dictionary for all the questions that apply to a particular individual. This would facilitate any analysis that combines questions on different sections of the questionnaire for the same individual. If the questions are in different records you need to link them by occurrence number but if they are on the same record CSPro you do not. Note that you can have the questions in the same record in the dictionary but in different rosters on the form. This is useful if you want to ask the questions in a different order from the way they are in the dictionary. For example if you want to ask all the questions in section 1 for all the individuals before starting section 2 then you can make a roster for section 1 containing just the section 1 variables and another roster for section 2. If instead you combine all the questions into a single roster then you will ask section 1 for individual 1 followed by section 2 for individual 1 and then section 1 for individual 2... Depending on your survey you may prefer one approach or the other.

sergiofurtado
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Re: Application with many records/items

Post by sergiofurtado » November 7th, 2019, 2:38 pm

josh wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 1:45 pm
If you use system control mode instead of operator control mode then CSPro will automatically set all skipped items to blank (notappl) when the case is saved.

We recommend using system control mode for all CAPI applications. Operator control mode was designed for key from paper and does not give the control needed for computer aided interviews.
Ok Josh,

Obrigado mais uma vez pelas orientações!

sergiofurtado
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Re: Application with many records/items

Post by sergiofurtado » November 7th, 2019, 2:39 pm

sergiofurtado wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 2:38 pm
josh wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 1:45 pm
If you use system control mode instead of operator control mode then CSPro will automatically set all skipped items to blank (notappl) when the case is saved.

We recommend using system control mode for all CAPI applications. Operator control mode was designed for key from paper and does not give the control needed for computer aided interviews.
Ok Josh,

Thanks again for the directions!

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