Not satisfied with existing computerized questionnaires to conduct research, Dr. Alice Tang, Associate Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, and her team of programmers have developed their own unique version of an Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interview (ACASI) System, an innovative research tool designed specifically for research on sensitive topics.
As interest in the ACASI systems has continued to grow, the team has also received numerous requests to develop CASI (Computer-Assisted Self-Interview) and CAPI (Computer-Assisted Personal-Interview) systems for researchers in many countries.
The system can be used for single or multi-site studies and questionnaires may be administered in a number of languages, such as Spanish, Hindi, or Vietnamese. It offers a variety of possible question types including yes/no, multiple choice, scale, numeric entry, text entry, and interviewer-administered (no audio).
Internationally renowned schools of medicine and public health have already begun to employ the Tufts ACASI systems to conduct vital research. Currently the system is being used at the Hanoi School of Public Health in Vietnam, with truck drivers in South India, and in a clinic setting in Alaska. Systems for Vanderbilt University, Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Baylor University, and University of Miami, and other research institutes have been developed.
We also provide ACASI, CASI and CAPI development through the CFAR Nutrition, Metabolism and GI Core. CFAR stands for Center for AIDS Research.
Download a free interactive demo in a zip file to see all of the question types.
For further information on how we can develop
a customized ACASI software, CASI software or CAPI software system for your research study,
contact Scott Sughrue at or by phone (617.636.2471).