You are currently viewing Learn how GFEMS and ICF are using Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interviewing (ACASI) in modern slavery studies to reduce social desirability bias

Asking sensitive questions on surveys is often key to gathering necessary insights on some research topics. Given the nature of these questions, however, respondents may feel uncomfortable and reluctant to respond accurately. To overcome this and ensure quality data, there is a wide range of recommended methods, including self-administered questionnaires. In a recent prevalence study, funded by The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) and implemented by the ICF, researchers used Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interviewing (ACASI) in SurveyCTO to determine the proportion of children (ages 12 – 17) in households who have been sexually exploited for commercial gain in the region of Karamoja, Uganda. ACASI helped to minimize the social desirability bias in the responses provided for these sensitive topics.

In this webinar, the GFEMS and ICF teams lead us through discussions of the following:

  • How GFEMS and ICF studied Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) in Karamoja, Uganda, and the significance of their results
  • How they used SurveyCTO to create an Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interviewing (ACASI) module and reduce social desirability bias
  • How to tailor ACASI modules to specific users
  • The challenges and lessons they learned from implementing the study in Uganda

Resources related to this webinar:

  1. Webinar presentation deck
  2. ICF/GFEMS modern slavery research in Uganda with ACASI

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