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Presented at the 19th Annual Research Conference

Pretesting the Systems of Care Implementation Survey (SOCIS): Cognitive Interviewing for Instrument Development

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Session Number: 18 Room: Salon B

Presenting: Paul Greenbaum

All Authors for this paper: Paul Greenbaum; Robert Dedrick; Krista Kutash; Roger Boothroyd

Presentation Type: paper presentation

Synopsis: As part of the current activities of the Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health, a population-based survey of U.S. counties is being conducted to assess the level of implementation nationwide of systems of care factors. Prior to conducting the survey, an extensive process of pretesting has occurred to ensure that the survey results will yield useful information. Recently, a new approach, termed “cognitive interviewing” has been developed to augment existing pretesting methodologies. This study reports on the use of cognitive interviewing as a pretesting technique that researchers can use to reduce respondent error and improve survey collected data.

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2006

Session Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Presentation Time: 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM