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Child-Maltreatment-Research-L (CMRL) List Serve

Database of Past CMRL Messages

Welcome to the database of past Child-Maltreatment-Research-L (CMRL) list serve messages. The table below contains all past CMRL messages (text only, no attachments) from Nov. 20, 1996 - March 6, 2018 and is updated quarterly.

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Message ID: 9763
Date: 2015-01-09

Author:Wendy Hovdestad

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

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