Objective system for interviewer performance evaluation for use in epidemiologic studies.

@article{Edwards1994ObjectiveSF,
  title={Objective system for interviewer performance evaluation for use in epidemiologic studies.},
  author={Sandra L. Edwards and Martha L. Slattery and Mitsuru Mori and T. Dennis Berry and Bette Jane Caan and Paula Palmer and John D. Potter},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={140 11},
  pages={1020-8}
}
In this paper, the authors present an objective system to evaluate interviewer performance for use in epidemiologic studies. With this quality control system, all study interviews are audio-taped, and a random sample of interviews are coded according to interviewer behaviors, such as whether the interviewer asked the questions exactly as written and used the probes appropriately. With the use of data obtained from a large case-control study of colon cancer, the authors observed that 94.2% of… CONTINUE READING