Term Definition
Interviewer observations and evaluations

“In interviewer-administered surveys, interviewers have long been asked to make general assessments about how engaged, cooperative, hostile, or attentive the respondent was during the interview. Additionally, interviewers record information about the interview-taking environment, such as whether other individuals were present or whether the respondent used headphones during an ACASI component. Unlike the previous sources of paradata, these interviewer evaluations are questions asked directly of the interviewer and included as a few additional questions in the questionnaire” (Olson & Parkhurst, 2013).

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Synonyms: interviewer observations, interviewers’ observations