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Calling Experiment for a Face-to-Face Survey?

I've been working on the experiment with calling strategies in a telephone survey. This was the obvious place to start since the call scheduling is done by a computerized algorithm.

But I work on a lot of face-to-face surveys where the interviewer decides when to place a call. Other research has shown that interviewers are variable in their ability to successfully schedule calls. Can we help them with this problem?

I'd like to try our calling experiment on a face-to-face survey. How? By delivering a a statistically-derived recommendation to the interviewer about when to call each sampled unit. On one face-to-face survey, we've successfully changed interviewer behavior by delivering recommendations about which cases to call first. I'm wondering if we can extend these results by suggesting specific times to call.


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