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Data Collection on Sensitive Topics with Adolescents Using Interactive Voice Response Technology

Publication Abstract

Fomby, Paula, and Narayan Sastry. 2019. "Data Collection on Sensitive Topics with Adolescents Using Interactive Voice Response Technology." methods, data, analyses, 13(1).

We describe the development and implementation of a survey administered using interactivevoice response (IVR) technology to collect information on sensitive topics in a USnational sample of adolescents age 12-17. Respondents were participants in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics 2014 Child Development Supplement (N=1,098). We review questionnaire design, fieldwork protocols, data quality and completeness, and respondent burden. We find that in the context of research on sensitive topics with adolescents, IVR is a cost-efficient and flexible method of data collection that yields high survey response rates and low item nonresponse rates with distributions on key variables that are comparable to other national studies.

10.12758/mda.2018.05

Keywords:
Methodology Human Development and Life Course Studies

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