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Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) Survey

Beginning in April 2003, CE Interview Survey data have been collected via Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) which is used by a Census Bureau field representative to conduct the interview. Each household is interviewed every 3 months over 5 calendar quarters. In the initial interview, information is collected on demographic and family characteristics and on the inventory of major durable goods of the consumer unit. Expenditure information is collected in the second through fifth interview using uniform questionnaires. In the fifth interview, supplemental questions are asked to account for changes in assets and liabilities.

Interview Survey Information Booklet

This booklet, which is organized by section of the CAPI Survey, is used during the interview to provide the respondent with clarification and/or examples of many types of expenditures.

Archived Interview Forms

Diary

Diary

The self-administered Diary in which respondents record all of their household's purchases each day for two consecutive 1-week periods.

Computer Assisted Diary Household Characteristics Questionnaire

Beginning in January 2004, CE Diary Survey household characteristics data have been collected via Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI). A Census Bureau field representative uses the CAPI instrument to collect information about the Diary Survey respondent household, including demographic characteristics and income.

Diary Survey Information Booklet

This booklet, which is organized by section of the Diary Household Characteristics Questionnaire and Survey Form, is used to provide the respondent with clarification and/or examples of response choices.

Archived Diary Forms

Last Modified Date: April 30, 2013

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