Development of an iPod audio computer-assisted self-interview to increase the representation of low-literacy populations in survey research

Gino Galvez, Eric S. Mankowski, Margaret F. Braun, Nancy Ellen Glass

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Personal electronic devices (e.g., MP3 players) have the technological capacity to administer surveys to diverse cultural and low-literacy groups. To address concerns associated with survey research and low literacy, the authors developed a novel application of the iPod® to enable self-administration of surveys. The authors provide preliminary evidence demonstrating the utility of the application from a study on intimate partner violence. Further research is needed to assess the appropriateness, functionality, and usability of the iPod and its application to survey research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)407-415
Number of pages9
JournalField Methods
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009



  • Audio-CASI
  • Data collection
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Surveys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology

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