Multi-Mode Data Collection: Why, When, How International Conference on Establishment Surveys Montreal June 18-21, 2007 Richard Rosen US. Bureau of Labor Statistics [email protected] 202-691-6524
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International Conference on Establishment Surveys
June 18-21, 2007
US. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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In 1984, BLS began to examine alternative collection methods.
New automated collection modes: Year
Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI) 1984
Touchtone Data Entry (TDE) 1986
Voice Recognition (VR) 1988
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) 1994
Electronic Mail/Internet/WWW 1996
CES has implemented procedures designed to maximize response
Contact Type:Contact Method:
Rosen and Hertwig, “The Impact of Prompting on Response Rates: Experience with Touchtone Reporting in the CES Program,” American Statistical Association, August 2002.
Begin Web-lite April 2006 Survey
*CES experienced web server problems during April 2007
systems limitations on broadcast fax pricing.