debriefings with interviewers can provide invaluable feedback that can help fine-tune the process and contribute to the development of new interviewer protocols. More efficient procedures for identifying a qualified respondent can not only reduce costs but also address some of the concerns related to the technical nature of the questions. Qualitative feedback from the interviewers can then be further examined with an analysis of the quantitative responses by respondent type in order to identify possible differences in data quality. In other words, it is possible that most of the questions are not “too technical” if posed to the right respondent.

Recommendation CBECS-16: Interviewer debriefings should become an integral part of the CBECS data collection process in order to identify problems with the questionnaires and procedures and to serve as a source of ideas for increased procedures and to serve as a source of ideas efficiencies.

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