CE Interview Survey Introduction to CAPI Instrument
The CAPI questionnaire
The following pages provide the questionnaire content of the CE Interview Survey,
including questions, response choices, and some instructions to field
representatives (included for clarification where needed). Minor wording and structural
changes have been made in order to translate the CAPI instrument into the web page format.
For example, in an actual interview the laptop displays one question at a time. This
version of the questionnaire is divided into pages by interview section with all questions
for a section on a single page. These pages are designed to be a comprehensive and
easy-to-follow representation of the CAPI instrument.
The home page of the CAPI instrument provides a bulleted list of links to each section of the CE
Interview Survey. Section titles are descriptive and each section page begins with an
introduction, so that specific questions of interest may be easily found and viewed without
scrolling through the entire instrument. For example, to learn how the CE Interview Survey
collects information on telephone services, click on the link to Section 4A Telephone
Another way to use these pages is in a mock interview. As noted above, the actual CAPI
instrument displays one question at a time, and the response to each question determines
which subsequent question is displayed. On the following pages, selecting a response will
mimic this functionality by bringing the next appropriate question to the top of the screen.
Links at the end of each page also move to the next questionnaire section.
Throughout the questionnaire pages, there are links to the Quarterly Interview Survey
Information Booklet. This booklet, which is organized by Interview section, is used
during the interview to provide the respondent with clarification and/or examples of
many types of expenditures. For example, one entry in Section 3 of the Information
Booklet lists examples of closing costs, such as Property survey charges, Title search,
Recording fees, Transfer taxes, etc. A PDF version of the complete Information Booklet
may also be viewed by clicking on the link at the bottom of the CAPI home page.
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Last Modified Date: April 12, 2011