Asking sensitive questions on surveys is often key to gathering necessary insights on some research topics. Given the nature of these questions, however, respondents may feel uncomfortable and reluctant to respond accurately. To overcome this and ensure quality data, there is a wide range of recommended methods, including self-administered questionnaires.
In a recent prevalence study, funded by The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) and implemented by the ICF, researchers used Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interviewing (ACASI) in SurveyCTO to determine the proportion of children (ages 12 - 17) in households who have been sexually exploited for commercial gain in the region of Karamoja, Uganda. ACASI helped to minimize the social desirability bias in the responses provided for these sensitive topics.
In this webinar, our guest presenters from GFEMS and ICF will share their experience with implementing ACASI surveys in SurveyCTO. The GFEMS and ICF teams will lead us through discussions of the following:
- ICF’s study of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) in Karamoja, Uganda
- An introduction to using SurveyCTO to create an Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interviewing (ACASI) module
- How to tailor ACASI modules to specific users
- Challenges and lessons learned from implementing the study in Uganda
Participants will gain valuable guidance on using ACASI in SurveyCTO for various use cases, and most especially, sensitive survey topics for vulnerable respondents.