Analysis of sexual behaviour in France (ACSF). A comparison between two modes of investigation: telephone survey and face-to-face survey. ASCF principal investigators and their associates.

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serval:BIB_061FDF3EEB8B
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Analysis of sexual behaviour in France (ACSF). A comparison between two modes of investigation: telephone survey and face-to-face survey. ASCF principal investigators and their associates.
Journal
Aids
Author(s)
Bajos N.
ISSN
0269-9370 (Print)
ISSN-L
0269-9370
Publication state
Published
Issued date
1992
Volume
6
Number
3
Pages
315-323
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Comparative Study ; Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish Brenda Spencer fait partie du working group "ACSF"
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To determine the methodology to be used in a national survey on sexual behaviour in France.¦DESIGN: To compare two modes of investigation: telephone and face-to-face surveys.¦METHODS: A questionnaire lasting between 15 and 60 min was administered to 800 people, one-half of whom were interviewed by telephone and the other half face-to-face.¦RESULTS: We found that questions were more easily answered and answers more coherent in the telephone survey. A face-to-face survey, in contrast, generates a greater diversity in answers and reduces the tendency to give answers relating to behaviours or attitudes that are socially desirable. Results also showed that the acceptation rates were similar in both surveys (66 versus 67%).¦CONCLUSIONS: Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages; it is therefore difficult to choose one survey method over the other.
Keywords
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Female, France, HIV Infections, Humans, Interviews as Topic/methods, Male, Middle Aged, Questionnaires, Risk, Sexual Behavior/statistics & numerical data, Telephone
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Web of science
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