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Studies

Scherpenzeel (2001): study CH Bern 1999

Publication

Author(s):
Scherpenzeel, A.C.
Title:
Mode Effects in Panel Surveys: A Comparison of CAPI and CATI.
Source:
BFS aktuell (Bulletin of the Statistical Office Switzerland), October 2001, Nr. 448-0100, Neuchatel, Switzerland

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, household members, Bern, Switzerland 1999
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 864
Non Response:
70%
Assessment:
Interview: computer assisted (CAPI)
Also telephone (CATI).

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied would you say you are you with the way your life has worked out up to now?
10  very satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  totally dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-h-sq-n-11-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life in general
Remarks:
CATI: Mean = 7.95 SD = 1.65
CAPI: Mean = 8.11 SD = 1.49
Page in publication:
12

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding CATI versus CAPI Method of interrogation