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A reinterview occurs when an original respondent is recontacted by someone from a survey organization—usually not the original interviewer—and some or all of the original questions are asked again. Reinterviewing can serve more than one purpose in survey research, including (a) verifying that interviews were actually completed as the researchers intended with sampled respondents, (b) checking on the reliability of the data that respondents provided when they were originally interviewed, and (c) further studying the variance of survey responses.

As part of quality assurance efforts to monitor the quality of survey data collection when the questionnaire is interviewer-administered, some part of the recontacts made to selected respondents may include asking some of the original questions again, especially the questions that the researchers deem as key ones. ...

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