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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