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Whitepaper: Improving the Quality and Lowering Costs of Household Survey Data Using Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs): An Application for Costa Rica

by Universidad de Costa RicaJan 01, 2008

This paper published by Universidad de Costa Rica describes that population data in developing countries come mostly from household visits. Armies of interviewers collect those data using paper and pencil (the PAPI method). CAPI has proved to be difficult to implement in developing countries because of the ergonomics, costs, and delinquency restrictions of laptops. It reports the lessons learned from using PDA-CAPI in a complex survey in Costa Rica.