This article describes a new feature introduced in CCA 5.3.5: Partial multi-mode surveys.
From this version on, it is possible to start an interview in AskiaWeb and then resume it in CATI. This is useful to reach out to respondents who left the survey before completion.
So let's assume that the survey started by using a panel (where you also have the panelists' telephone numbers). After a certain length of fieldwork, you can switch contacts to CATI to recall all those people that have not started or finished their survey online. Starting from 5.3.5, if your survey keeps incomplete interviews and if you have a single list for Web and CATI (so with both phone numbers and email fields filled), you can do it in three ways:
- CCA 5.3.5 and above.
- "Keep incomplete interviews" parameter checked (on).
- Email and phone number for the respondents present in a single sample list.
1. Manually from Find / Edit contact
From the Find / Edit contact dialog, select the contact(s) you want > right-click > Web > Switch contacts from Web to Telephony. Instantly, the mode for the contact will be set from Web to Telephony and the contact will be available on the CATI side.
When the contact will be sent to a CATI agent, the interview will be resumed at the last question filled in by the web respondent. A warning will be displayed on the agent side to inform them that a web contact has been switched to CATI.
2. Manually from the list
You have the ability to switch contacts after a certain date, directly from the contextual menu on the list itself.
A new dialog appears where you need to fill:
- The time since the last web activity for the contacts you want to switch.
- The two possible types of contact you want to switch (mailed without reply / interview started but abandoned).
3. Automatically via scheduled tasks
On the schedule properties on list, the “Switch contacts from web to telephony” has been added at the bottom of the task tab, with the same options as above.