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CAPI method has a few advantages over the [[Pen-and-Paper_Personal_Interviews_(PAPI) | PAPI ]] method of data collection. The advantages are link to better data quality and management and are listed below:
 
CAPI method has a few advantages over the [[Pen-and-Paper_Personal_Interviews_(PAPI) | PAPI ]] method of data collection. The advantages are link to better data quality and management and are listed below:
  
*The data can be validated during the interview leading to less data errors.  
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*The data can be validated during the interview leading to better quality data. Along with data validation, the data is also in electronic format which cuts down on the time and effort needed to digitize paper survey data and removes mistakes made when copying the data from paper to digital format.  
*There is no need to convert the data to a computer readable form as the software does that. For large surveys, this saves a lot of time and effort for the survey team.
 
 
*Complex skips in the questionnaire can be programmed directly into the software, making the survey more efficient and accurate.  
 
*Complex skips in the questionnaire can be programmed directly into the software, making the survey more efficient and accurate.  
 
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Computer-Assisted Personal Interviews(CAPI) is a face-to-face interview method where the interviewer uses a tablet, mobile phone or a computer to record answers given during the interview. There are a wide variety of CAPI software in the market which makes it easy even for someone with no programming experience to program a questionnaire for computer assisted interviews.


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Advantages over PAPI method

CAPI method has a few advantages over the PAPI method of data collection. The advantages are link to better data quality and management and are listed below:

  • The data can be validated during the interview leading to better quality data. Along with data validation, the data is also in electronic format which cuts down on the time and effort needed to digitize paper survey data and removes mistakes made when copying the data from paper to digital format.
  • Complex skips in the questionnaire can be programmed directly into the software, making the survey more efficient and accurate.

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