Control Sheet

A control sheet, also called a “case control form,” is used by interviewers in in-person (face-to-face) surveys to record information about the contact attempts they make with households or persons who have been sampled.

Similar in purpose to the call sheet used by telephone interviewers, the control sheet captures key paradata about each contact attempt an interviewer makes with the household or person. This includes (a) the date of the contact attempt, (b) the time of day of the contact attempt, (c) the outcome (disposition) of the contact attempt, and (d) any additional information that is pertinent about the effort to make contact (e.g. the name of the designated respondent if she or he is not home at the time the attempt is made and the ...

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