Conducting Surveys with Proxies: Evaluating a Standardized Measure to Determine Need
AbstractThis working paper describes a three-question telephone screener used with the National Beneficiary Survey to standardize interviewers' assessments of whether sample members had the capacity to complete a survey or if a proxy was needed. Results show that interviewer training on how to use the screener dramatically improved the accuracy of determining the need for a proxy.
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Date of creation: 31 Jul 2012
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Surveys; Proxies; National Beneficiary Survey; Standardized Measure; Respondents;
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