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Incidence boxes
Incidence boxes are used to avoid wasting paper on respondents who do not qualify for an interview and to record the number of people the interviewer approached before finding someone willing and eligible to participate. Typically, an incidence box follows the first qualifying questions in the questionnaire and consists of numbers that the interviewer circles, one for each disqualified respondent. For example, the first two people the interviewer approaches do not qualify, so the interviewer circles 01 and 02. The third person qualifies and so the interviewer completes the paper questionnaire for that respondent.
How you handle incidence boxes depends on whether you want to collect the data recorded in the incidence box:
If you want to collect the data recorded, create the incidence box as a question in the questionnaire definition using one of the authoring tools.
If you do not want to collect the data recorded, create the incidence box before or between questionnaire items in the UNICOM Intelligence Interviewer - Paper document.
See also
Adding and changing information
Headers and footers
Page numbers
“For office use only” information
Mail lists
Maximizing the use of page space
Other formatting considerations