2008 Time Series Study
ACASI Survey Module
In the ACASI module (Audio Computer Assisted Self-Interviewing) of the ANES 2008 Time Series Study’s pre-election survey, question texts were visually displayed on laptop screens while respondents used headphones to listen, via pre-recorded audio files, to the reading of each question that appeared for the respondent to answer. (Any respondents who preferred not to use the headphones could complete the module using only the visual screen displays.)
The audiofiles for administration of the 2008 Pre-election ACASI module comprise 44 files for the English version of the module and 46 files for the Spanish version. The files are listed below.
Filenames begin with a number (or set of numbers) representing the order in which audiofiles were read aloud according to programmed question flow. A filename that begins with multiple numbers separated by dashes and then followed by “a” or “b” represents an audio file of recorded transitional statement(s) played more than once over the module; it was played after administration of each of the files which has a name that begins with one of the numbers.