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  1. Fieldwork (Click icon for audio) Dr. Michael R. Hyman, NMSU

  2. Who Conducts Fieldwork? FIELD INTERVIEWING SERVICE FIELD- WORKERS • IN-HOUSE • INTERVIEWERS • BRIEFING SESSIONS

  3. RECORDING RESPONSES MAKING INITIAL CONTACT PROBING TERMINATING INTERVIEWS ASKING QUESTIONS In-House Training

  4. Making Initial Contact and Securing Interview • “Good afternoon, my name is…” • Foot-in-the-door • Door-in-the-face

  5. Asking the Questions • Exactly as worded • Repeat questions that are not understood • Read slowly • Questions in the proper order • Ask every question

  6. Probing • Verbal attempts made by a field-worker when respondents must be motivated to communicate their answers more fully • Probes elaborate and clarify

  7. Probing Tactics SILENT PROBE REPEAT QUESTION REPEAT REPLY NEUTRAL QUESTION

  8. Recording the Response

  9. Commonly Used Probes and Their Abbreviations

  10. Terminating Interview • Important to close interview and exit household properly • Re-interviewing may be required

  11. Fieldwork Management • Select • Train • Supervise • Control

  12. Interviewer Cheating • Filling in fake answers or falsifying interviews • Verification by re-interview