Table II-1 Areas of Testing Within Computer-Assisted Survey Instruments

First Slide:

• Valid values

 

 

 

 

• Flow

 

 

• Hard edits

 

 

• Soft edits

 

 

• Computations

 

 

Second Slide:

• Screen appearance

 

 

• Proper question and edit text

 

 

 

– Static text

 

 

– Dynamic text fills done properly

 

 

 

• Pronouns, possessives, adjectives, etc.

 

 

• In multiple languages

• Sample Selection

 

 

• Multimedia display and play

 

 

• Data are correct

 

 

• Navigation

 

 

 

– Non-linear navigation

 

 

– Ad hoc navigation

 

• Pop-up help screens

 

 

• Interviewer understanding and usuability

 

 

NOTES: Items from the first slide are more mechanical in nature and more readily suited to automated testing, while items from the second slide are context- and interface-specific features that may require human interaction for testing.

SOURCE: Workshop presentation by Mark Pierzchala.



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