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Message ID: 9774
Date: 2015-01-12

Author:Mark Kartusch

Subject:RE: Computer-assisted telephone interviewing for CM or other sensitive topics?

Let me look but I think there was just a journal article related to this in Child Abuse and Neglect. I won’t be able to look until next week, so wasn’t sure how quick you needed this, but it would be in the last year or so as I was just cleaning up a stack and had glanced through the contents and this article caught my eye. I think it had some results that indicated people felt more comfortable disclosing truthfully when it wasn’t a person. It was about whether people maltreated their children as a part of their parenting. Mark Kartusch Executive Director From: bounce-118689330-69237560@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-118689330-69237560@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Wendy Hovdestad Sent: Friday, January 09, 2015 12:15 PM To: child-maltreatment-research-l@cornell.edu Subject: Computer-assisted telephone interviewing for CM or other sensitive topics? Dear List members, Does anyone know of a telephone survey that has used a live interviewer replaced by a computerized voice during a module asking about child maltreatment or any other sensitive topic? To be clear, I think I heard once about a telephone interviewing method used in an anonymous telephone survey that included questions about child maltreatment. When it was time for the maltreatment module, the interviewer explained to the respondent that the interviewer would not overhear nor have any knowledge of what the respondent answered to the sensitive questions, or whether the respondent chose not to answer. After the module was done, the interviewer came back on the line and the telephone interview proceeded to its conclusion. I don't know if I'm remembering accurately, but if anyone knows of past use of methods like this, I would love to know more about it. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. Wendy Wendy E. Hovdestad, Ph.D. Senior Research Analyst , Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch Child Maltreatment Surveillance Section Public Health Agency of Canada / Government of Canada Injury and Child Maltreatment Section Wendy.Hovdestad@phac-aspc.gc.ca Section des blessures et de la violence envers les enfants Centre de prévention et de contrôle des maladies chroniques Agence de la santé publique du Canada / Gouvernement du Canada Wendy.Hovdestad@phac-aspc.gc.ca

Let me look but I think there was just a journal article related to this in Child Abuse and Neglect. I won’t be able to look until next week, so wasn’t sure how quick you needed this, but it would be in the last year or so as I was just cleaning up a stack and had glanced through the contents and this article caught my eye. I think it had some results that indicated people felt more comfortable disclosing truthfully when it wasn’t a person. It was about whether people maltreated their children as a part of their parenting. Mark Kartusch Executive Director From: bounce-118689330-69237560list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-118689330-69237560list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Wendy Hovdestad Sent: Friday, January 09, 2015 12:15 PM To: child-maltreatment-research-lcornell.edu Subject: Computer-assisted telephone interviewing for CM or other sensitive topics? Dear List members, Does anyone know of a telephone survey that has used a live interviewer replaced by a computerized voice during a module asking about child maltreatment or any other sensitive topic? To be clear, I think I heard once about a telephone interviewing method used in an anonymous telephone survey that included questions about child maltreatment. When it was time for the maltreatment module, the interviewer explained to the respondent that the interviewer would not overhear nor have any knowledge of what the respondent answered to the sensitive questions, or whether the respondent chose not to answer. After the module was done, the interviewer came back on the line and the telephone interview proceeded to its conclusion. I don't know if I'm remembering accurately, but if anyone knows of past use of methods like this, I would love to know more about it. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. Wendy Wendy E. Hovdestad, Ph.D. Senior Research Analyst , Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch Child Maltreatment Surveillance Section Public Health Agency of Canada / Government of Canada Injury and Child Maltreatment Section Wendy.Hovdestadphac-aspc.gc.ca Section des blessures et de la violence envers les enfants Centre de prévention et de contrôle des maladies chroniques Agence de la santé publique du Canada / Gouvernement du Canada Wendy.Hovdestadphac-aspc.gc.ca