IV. Interviewer Observations

This module collects information based on interviewer's observation. Contents include interview environment, respondent's willingness to answer, assistance helping respondent to understand the question, as well as physical structure and environment of the interview location.

item label type description
MERGEID System generated Person identifier (fix across modules and waves)
HHID3 System generated Household identifier wave 3
COUNTRY System generated Country identifier
WAVEID System generated Identifier of original wave
SPLIT System generated Household split identifier
LANGUAGE System generated Language of questionnaire
CVID System generated Coverscreen sequence identifier (wave specific)
IV002 Question asked of interviewer Third persons present
IV003 Question asked of interviewer Intervened in interview
IV003A Question asked of interviewer Filled in appointment card
IV003B Question asked of interviewer Used incentive
IV003D Question asked of interviewer Worth of incentive
IV004 Question asked of interviewer Willingness to answer
IV005 Question asked of interviewer Why willingness worse
IV006 Question asked of interviewer Which other reason
IV007 Question asked of interviewer Resp. ask for clarification
IV008 Question asked of interviewer Respondent understood questions
IV009 Question asked of interviewer Help needed reading showcards
IV010 Question asked of interviewer Interview in house of respondent
IV011 Question asked of interviewer Which area building located
IV012 Question asked of interviewer Type of building
IV013 Question asked of interviewer Number of floors of building
IV014 Question asked of interviewer Number of steps to entrance
IV021 Question asked of interviewer Relationship proxy to respondent
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If PROXY RESPONDENT TO ANY MODULE »
 
   
 
IV021

Relationship proxy to respondent

A PROXY RESPONDENT HAS ANSWERED SOME OR ALL OF THE QUESTIONS WE HAD FOR [{NAME OF THE RESPONDENT}]. HOW IS THE PROXY RESPONDENT RELATED TO [{NAME OF THE RESPONDENT}]?
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IV002

Third persons present

WERE ANY THIRD PERSONS, (EXCEPT FOR A PROXY RESPONDENT), PRESENT DURING (PARTS OF) THE INTERVIEW WITH [{NAME OF RESPONDENT}]? IWER:CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
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If Third persons present != 1. Nobody
2. Spouse or partner
3. Parent or parents
4. Child or children
5. Other relatives
6. Other persons present »
 
   
 
IV003

Intervened in interview

HAVE THESE PERSONS INTERVENED IN THE INTERVIEW?
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IV003A

Filled in appointment card

DID THE RESPONDENT FILL OUT THE APPOINTMENT CARD BEFORE THE INTERVIEW STARTED?
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IV003B

Used incentive

DID YOU USE AN INCENTIVE FOR THIS INTERVIEW?
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If Used incentive = 1. Yes
5. No »
 
   
 
IV003D

Worth of incentive

WHAT WAS THE WORTH OF THE INCENTIVE?
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IV004

Willingness to answer

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE WILLINGNESS OF [{NAME OF RESPONDENT}] TO ANSWER?
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If Willingness to answer = 5 »
 
   
 
IV005

Why willingness worse

WHY DID THE RESPONDENT'S WILLINGNESS TO ANSWER GET WORSE DURING THE INTERVIEW? IWER:CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
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If Why willingness worse = 97 »
 
     
   
IV006

Which other reason

WHAT OTHER REASON?
     
IV007

Resp. ask for clarification

DID [{NAME OF RESPONDENT}] ASK FOR CLARIFICATION ON ANY QUESTIONS?
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IV008

Respondent understood questions

OVERALL, DID YOU FEEL THAT [{NAME OF RESPONDENT}] UNDERSTOOD THE QUESTIONS?
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IV009

Help needed reading showcards

DID THE RESPONDENT NEED ANY HELP READING THE SHOWCARDS DURING THE INTERVIEW?
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If FIRST RESPONDENT = 1 »
 
   
 
IV010

Interview in house of respondent

WAS THE INTERVIEW CONDUCTED IN THE HOUSE OF THE RESPONDENT?
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If Interview in house of respondent = 1. Yes
5. No »
 
     
   
IV011

Which area building located

IN WHICH TYPE OF AREA IS THE BUILDING LOCATED?
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IV012

Type of building

WHICH TYPE OF BUILDING DOES THE HOUSEHOLD LIVE IN?
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If Type of building = 4 or Type of building = 5 »
 
       
     
IV013

Number of floors of building

INCLUDING THE GROUND FLOOR, HOW MANY FLOORS DOES THE BUILDING HAVE?
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If Type of building > 3 »
 
       
     
IV014

Number of steps to entrance

HOW MANY STEPS HAD TO BE CLIMBED (UP OR DOWN) TO GET TO THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE HOUSEHOLD'S FLAT? IWER:DO NOT INCLUDE STEPS THAT ARE AVOIDED, BECAUSE THE BLOCK HAS AN ELEVATOR.
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If PROXY RESPONDENT TO ANY MODULE »

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IV021
Relationship proxy to respondent

A PROXY RESPONDENT HAS ANSWERED SOME OR ALL OF THE QUESTIONS WE HAD FOR [{NAME OF THE RESPONDENT}]. HOW IS THE PROXY RESPONDENT RELATED TO [{NAME OF THE RESPONDENT}]?
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1. Spouse/Partner
2. Child/child-in-law
3. Parent/ Parent-in-law
4. Sibling
5. Grand-child
6. Other relative
7. Nursing home staff
8. Home helper
9. Friend/acquaintance
97. Other

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IV002
Third persons present

WERE ANY THIRD PERSONS, (EXCEPT FOR A PROXY RESPONDENT), PRESENT DURING (PARTS OF) THE INTERVIEW WITH [{NAME OF RESPONDENT}]? IWER:CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
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1. Nobody
2. Spouse or partner
3. Parent or parents
4. Child or children
5. Other relatives
6. Other persons present

If Third persons present (IV002) != 1. Nobody
2. Spouse or partner
3. Parent or parents
4. Child or children
5. Other relatives
6. Other persons present »


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IV003
Intervened in interview

HAVE THESE PERSONS INTERVENED IN THE INTERVIEW?
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1. Yes, often
2. Yes, occasionally
3. No

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IV003A
Filled in appointment card

DID THE RESPONDENT FILL OUT THE APPOINTMENT CARD BEFORE THE INTERVIEW STARTED?
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1. Yes
5. No

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IV003B
Used incentive

DID YOU USE AN INCENTIVE FOR THIS INTERVIEW?
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1. Yes
5. No

If Used incentive (IV003B) = 1. Yes
5. No »


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IV003D
Worth of incentive

WHAT WAS THE WORTH OF THE INCENTIVE?
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1. Less than 5 Euro
2. Between 5 and less 10 Euro
3. Between 10 and less 15 Euro
4. 15 Euro or more

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IV004
Willingness to answer

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE WILLINGNESS OF [{NAME OF RESPONDENT}] TO ANSWER?
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1. Very good
2. Good
3. Fair
4. Bad
5. Good in the beginning, got worse during the interview
6. Bad in the beginning, got better during the interview

If Willingness to answer (IV004) = 5 »

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IV005
Why willingness worse

WHY DID THE RESPONDENT'S WILLINGNESS TO ANSWER GET WORSE DURING THE INTERVIEW? IWER:CODE ALL THAT APPLY.
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1. The respondent was losing interest
2. The respondent was losing concentration or was getting tired
97. Other, please specify

If Why willingness worse (IV005) = 97 »

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IV006
Which other reason

WHAT OTHER REASON?

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IV007
Resp. ask for clarification

DID [{NAME OF RESPONDENT}] ASK FOR CLARIFICATION ON ANY QUESTIONS?
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1. Never
2. Almost never
3. Now and then
4. Often
5. Very often
6. Always

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IV008
Respondent understood questions

OVERALL, DID YOU FEEL THAT [{NAME OF RESPONDENT}] UNDERSTOOD THE QUESTIONS?
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1. Never
2. Almost never
3. Now and then
4. Often
5. Very often
6. Always

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IV009
Help needed reading showcards

DID THE RESPONDENT NEED ANY HELP READING THE SHOWCARDS DURING THE INTERVIEW?
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1. Yes, due to sight problems
2. Yes, due to literacy problems
3. No

If FIRST RESPONDENT = 1 »

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IV010
Interview in house of respondent

WAS THE INTERVIEW CONDUCTED IN THE HOUSE OF THE RESPONDENT?
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1. Yes
5. No

If Interview in house of respondent (IV010) = 1. Yes
5. No »


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IV011
Which area building located

IN WHICH TYPE OF AREA IS THE BUILDING LOCATED?
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1. A bigcity
2. The suburbs or outskirts of a big city
3. A large town
4. A small town
5. A rural area or village

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IV012
Type of building

WHICH TYPE OF BUILDING DOES THE HOUSEHOLD LIVE IN?
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1. A farm house
2. A free standing one or two family house
3. A one or two family house as row or double house
4. A building with 3 to 8 flats
5. A building with 9 or more flats but no more than 8 floors
6. A high-rise with 9 or more floors
7. A housing complex with services for elderly
8. Special housing for elderly (24 hours attention)

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IV013
Number of floors of building

INCLUDING THE GROUND FLOOR, HOW MANY FLOORS DOES THE BUILDING HAVE?
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1..99

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IV014
Number of steps to entrance

HOW MANY STEPS HAD TO BE CLIMBED (UP OR DOWN) TO GET TO THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE HOUSEHOLD'S FLAT? IWER:DO NOT INCLUDE STEPS THAT ARE AVOIDED, BECAUSE THE BLOCK HAS AN ELEVATOR.
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1. Up to 5
2. 6 to 15
3. 16 to 25
4. More than 25

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