IBM SPSS Data Collection Interviewer Desktop

A modern approach to entering survey data

  • Overview
  • Features and Benefits
  • System Requirements

IBM® SPSS® Data Collection Interviewer Desktop (formerly PASW® Data Collection Interviewer) lets you augment your online or phone-based research with face-to-face interviews.

Easily conduct in-person interviews through mobile devices such as laptops and tablet PCs. Capture results electronically and manage them centrally, with or without an Internet connection. Ensure that data is clean and consistent without adding complexity for interviewers or supervisors.

  • Include participants who can’t easily be engaged through traditional channels
  • Conduct visually rich surveys “on the go” that keep participants engaged and responsive
  • Choose the user interface best suited to the task at hand to help interviewers stay focused and increase efficiency

Being “on the spot” – interviewing people face to face -- is often the best way to capture their opinions while an experience is still fresh. Sometimes it’s the only way to capture those opinions. With IBM SPSS Data Collection Interviewer Desktop, you can conduct such interviews with ease -- and with the full confidence that the quality of your data is protected.

Take Your Survey to the Participant

  • Conduct engaging, visually-rich surveys on the go
  • Allow participants to stop and restart a survey, without having to repeat the questions
  • Track your participants easily with a view showing the most relevant details about them

Flexible and easy to use

  • Choose among a visually rich graphical interface, a cleaner interface suited for phone surveys or a simple data entry interface, depending on project needs
  • Enable interviewers to focus on the interview itself, while IBM SPSS Data Collection Remote Administrator manages project and data synchronization

Make the best use of your interviewers’ time and skills

  • Ensure that your interviewers receive their projects and your survey changes, and that you receive the latest data, without relying on email or manual file transfers
  • Synchronize data automatically and unobtrusively whenever an Internet connection is available. When a connection is not available or intermittent, data is stored on the desktop for safe transfer later
  • Rely on IBM SPSS Data Collection Interviewer Server to keep your projects and your data secure

  • Operating System and Software
    • 32-bit or 64-bit version of Microsoft® Windows® 7 or Windows Vista®
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer® 7 or later
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
    • 32-bit version of Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 with Service Pack 2
    • 32-bit version of Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3, and
    • Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8 or later (supplied)
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
  • Hardware
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium®-class processor operating at 1 GHz or faster; 2 GHz or faster recommended
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM minimum; 1 GB or more recommended
    • Disk space: 50 MB minimum, more may be needed for larger projects
    • Display: 1024 x 768 higher-resolution graphics adaptor, supporting minimum 16-bit color quality