Alisú Schoua-Glusberg to Present at the FCSM Research and Policy Conference

March 7-9, 2018
Dr. Alisu Shoua-Glusberg

Dr. Alisú Schoua-Glusberg will present “Training Cognitive Testing Interviewers in Different Settings and Languages” during the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM) Research and Policy Conference, taking place March 7-9 in Washington, DC.

Join Dr. Schoua-Glusberg for her presentation on Thursday, March 8 from 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM in Room 146A. She will present during Concurrent Session F-1, Question Evaluation and Cognitive Interviewing.

Presentation Abstract

Cognitive testing requires from the interviewer a special set of skills unlike those of survey interviewing. In survey interviewing, we value the interviewer's ability to read questions exactly as worded and probe minimally to elicit codable answers, but beyond that, a critical skill is persuading respondents in a sample to agree to the interview. In cognitive testing, respondents are volunteers, so the focus is strictly on the interview interaction. This presentation will discuss tailoring training for cognitive interviews, for studies conducted in different corners of the world, in different languages and cultures where there is no tradition of cognitive testing. Experiences discussed will range from studies involving different languages in the US, to video training of interviewers in Africa and Asia.

About FCSM

The FCSM was founded by the Office of Statistical Policy (now the Statistical and Science Policy Branch in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs) in OMB to assist in carrying out its role in setting and coordinating statistical policy. The FCSM serves as a resource for OMB to inform decision making on matters of statistical policy and to provide technical assistance and guidance on statistical and methodological issues affecting federal statistics.