• SHARE Gatekeeper-Project (English Version) - Cognitive Pretest
  • Abstract:
    The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) is a multidisciplinary and cross-national panel database of micro data on health, socio-economic status and social and family networks of about 140,000 individuals aged 50 or older (around 380,000 interviews).
    The oldest participants (80+) as well as those who previously stated to be in bad health are much less likely to participate than all other age groups. These two specific target groups of panelists are often sheltered by so-called “gatekeepers.“
    The subject of this pretest is a draft letter that informs these gatekeepers about the aim and background of the survey in order to convince them to grant the interviewers access to the panel member of SHARE and increase the willingness to participate in the interview.
    The draft letter was tested via face-to-face cognitive interviews.

    The results of this pretest are documented in the PDF file (see Downloads). Given that only an invitation letter (and no questions or items) were evaluated in the pretest, the results cannot be documented directly in the database.
    Citation:
    Neuert, C., Otto, W., Stiegler, A., Beitz, C., Schmidt, R., Meitinger, K., & Menold, N. (2016): SHARE Gatekeeper-Project (English Version). Cognitive Pretest. GESIS Project Reports. Version: 1.0. GESIS - Pretestlab. Text.
    DOI:
    http://doi.org/10.17173/pretest37
    The results of this pretest are documented in the PDF file (see Downloads). Given that only an invitation letter (and no questions or items) were evaluated in the pretest, the results cannot be documented directly in the database.
    Number of Participants:
    10
    Selection of Target Population/Quotas:
    Quota sampling. In accord with our client, we based the selection of the respondents on the following criteria: Gender, age, gatekeeper relation among the target group of family members; nursing home management vs. caregiver/nurse among the target group of nursing home staff.
    Test Date:
    06/2016 - 07/2016
    Number of cognitive interviewers:
    4
    Pretests conducted in the lab (video-recorded):
    6
    Pretests conducted via phone or externally (audio-recorded):
    4
    Survey mode:
    PAPI
    Pretest mode:
    CAPI
    Procedure:
    Application of a cognitive interview protocol
    Incentive for respondents:
    30 Euros
    Project Description:
    The Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) is a multidisciplinary and cross-national panel database of micro data on health, socio-economic status and social and family networks of about 140,000 individuals aged 50 or older (around 380,000 interviews). The data concern topics such as social and family networks, health, and socio-economic status. SHARE covers 27 European countries and Israel.
    Website:
    http://www.share-project.org
    Client:
    SHARE
    Dr. Annette Scherpenzeel
  • Pretest Report (German):
    Pretest Report (English):
  • Citation: Neuert, C., Otto, W., Stiegler, A., Beitz, C., Schmidt, R., Meitinger, K., & Menold, N. (2016): SHARE Gatekeeper-Project (English Version). Cognitive Pretest. GESIS Project Reports. Version: 1.0. GESIS - Pretestlab. Text.
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