Polling booth is a data collection methodology used to obtain sensitive behavioural information from participants. The information is collected anonymously, which allows respondents to be honest - avoiding social desirability bias - resulting in more reliable data collection.
- Polling Booth: This word document provides an overview of the methodology, with whom it can be used and its key strengths.
- Measuring behavioural outcomes with polling booth surveys: This PowerPoint presentation identifies a HIV prevention program implemented in India, and how a polling booth was used to evaluate the behavior patterns of MSMs and FSWs in Condom use, risky sexual activities and assess the utilization of services such as STI services, ICTC, etc.
- Polling booth survey: a solution to assess the behavioral impact of targeted interventions in condom usage among fsws and msms: This webpage details the the above mentioned HIV prevention program, how the polling booth methodology was implemented and its advantages.
- Informal confidential voting interview methods and temporal changes in reported sexual risk behaviour for HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa: This web article discusses the difficulties in obtaining reliable data from participants, and how Informal Confidential Voting Interviews (ICVI) can help to reduce social desirability bias.