We haven't really collected data on the use of these cards, but interviewers do usually say something in their call notes about the use of SIMY. I've been working with data based on these notes. I'm trying to identify cases where the SIMY is useful and where it may be harmful.
We should be running some experiments with these cards in the near future. As with many of the experiments we've been running in face-to-face surveys, we have a double burden of proof.
- First, will interviewers respond to recommendations delivered via our computerized sample management system.
- Second, if they follow the recommendation, does it help.
Hopefully, we'll have some evidence on one or both of these questions soon.