The 2015 Taiwan Communication Survey (Phase One, Year Four) : Political and Civic Communication
The 2015 Taiwan Communication Survey (Phase One, Year Four) centers on political and civic communication. The topics in the survey include political and civic communication behaviors, political and electoral opinions, attitudes, and cognition, and political and electoral behaviors.
The face to face interviews were conducted from November 14, 2015 to January 15, 2016. The interviews were conducted among 2002 Taiwanese citizens, who were 18 years or older and living in the current address at least four days a week.
To conduct the interviews, tablet computers with self-developed Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) software were used. The CAPI system can minimize potential errors resulting from skipping questions, missing answers, contradictory results, and conflicting responses. In addition, the system is equipped with a data uploading function, which expedites the data entry and error-checking processes after interviews. Regarding the survey process, interviews were conducted by a well-trained survey team led by a professional survey company with years of experience in the field.
The data products of this survey (including SPSS files, questionnaires, and reference methods) have been released in July 2016.