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Ready to convert your paper-based surveys into electronic surveys? Studying a sensitive topic? Have study participants with low literacy? Tufts offers an electronic data collection solution that allows study participants to privately answer questions via a laptop, tablet or desktop computer. Under the leadership of Dr. Alice Tang, developers at Tufts School of Medicine have created a uniquely customized ACASI (Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interview) software which has been used globally during the last 10+ years. Her team has assisted researchers by creating over 120 software survey systems in 56+ languages for use in 23+ countries. This survey method benefits studies on sensitive topics, can be programmed in multiple languages, and the audio component assists study participants with low-literacy.  The system offers both a live interview mode and a data entry mode, automatic skip logic, eliminates data entry time, reduces data entry errors and provides consistent questionnaire delivery.

If you are submitting a grant proposal, Dr. Tang’s team can provide you with budget estimates and documentation to support the use of ACASI in your study.  Learn more by visiting the ACASI website:  http://acasi.tufts.edu/