Publication Abstract

Authors: Cooley PC, Rogers SM, Turner CF, Al-Tayyib AA, Willis G, Ganapathi L

Title: Using Touch Screen Audio-CASI to Obtain Data on Sensitive Topics.

Journal: Comput Human Behav 17(3):285-293

Date: 2001 May

Abstract: This paper describes a new interview data collection system that uses a laptop personal computer equipped with a touch-sensitive video monitor. The touch-screen-based audio computer-assisted self-interviewing system, or touch screen audio-CASI, enhances the ease of use of conventional audio CASI systems while simultaneously providing the privacy of self-administered questionnaires. We describe touch screen audio-CASI design features and operational characteristics. In addition, we present data from a recent clinic-based experiment indicating that the touch audio-CASI system is stable, robust, and suitable for administering relatively long and complex questionnaires on sensitive topics, including drug use and sexual behaviors associated with HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.