Data Collection Capabilities

Abt SRBI has extensive, in-house capabilities in all interviewing modes for data collection. Government, foundation, and academic clients turn to us for large-scale, rigorous, complex, and often sensitive data collection because our in-house capabilities ensure high quality, rapid turnaround, and close accountability.

Abt SRBI Data Collection Experience

  • State-of-the-art technology to facilitate and manage data collection in all interviewing modes, including integrated multi-mode interviewing software
  • Extensive interviewer training protocols, tailoring training and management to the specific requirements of each individual study
  • Specialization in the conduct of sensitive surveys of vulnerable populations in such areas as family violence, military combat veterans, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Specific experience in conducting biologic and environmental samples
  • Use of digital measurement devices in both household travel and health-related surveys to go beyond survey self-reports, with an entire department specializing in GIS and digital device utilization
  • Nationally recognized expertise in all sampling modes, including RDD/cell frames, address-based sampling, special rare-population sample frames, and in-person household sample frames

Abt SRBI Data Collection Capabilities

  • Large, centralized and fully-supervised telephone interviewing facilities in New York City; Fort Myers, FL; McAllen, TX; and Huntington, WV.
  • An elite corps of executive interviewers specializing in interviewing difficult-to-reach business, scientific, media, and other elite decision makers
  • In-person household interviewing fully directed and supervised by our National In-Person Field Department, utilizing computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI), audio computer-assisted self-interviewing (ACASI), and other advanced interviewing software
  • Multi-language interviewing capabilities, including multiple dialects of Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Farsi, and other languages
  • Tracking/location for epidemiological, evaluation, and follow-up capabilities
  • Interactive voice response (IVR)
  • In-house web survey hosting with multi-language capability
  • Complete mail survey processing with optical scanning on site
  • Full-time coding, sampling, and data processing departments on site