With IdSurvey now you can freely create CAPI surveys with no need to upload a contact list beforehand. We inserted the option “Allow interviews with no contacts file imported” in CAPI settings tab .
This feature is useful when you’re interviewing passerby or unidentified contacts/respondents. In this case you don’t have to upload a contact file nor to pre-assign part of the list to interviewers working on the survey.
How it works:
Enabling “Allow interviews with no contacts file imported” you don’t have to import a contacts file in Contacts Management. All interviewers assigned to the survey are able to collect data simply clicking on “Start interview”. When synchronizing data, new respondents profiles are automatically created by the app and imported to IdSurvey admin.
Disabling “Allow interviews with no contacts file imported” you will get usual CAPI behavior. In this case, clicking on “Start interview” the interviewer will have to select the desired contact from the list before starting the questionnaire.
To take advantage of this new feature you have to update the app to the newest version on interviewers devices. The new feature doesn’t compromise existing surveys or data collected.