Tracing component

Warning View the most recent version.

Archived Content

Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Please "contact us" to request a format other than those available.

Cases will be sent to the Tracing group as a result of the answers given to certain questions in the Entry module.

Tracing required for household
A household will be sent to tracing if the interviewer is unable to make contact with the respondents after several tries or when someone tells them the household has moved.

If, after many attempts, the answer to CN_N02 (Have you made contact?) is 'No' and the interviewer assigns an in-progress code of 30 (tracing required), the case will be sent to the Tracing group with the original sample identification number.

If the answer to SL_Q01 (Do any of the following people still live or stay in this household?) is 'No', the system automatically assigns an in-progress code of 30 (tracing required) and the case is sent to the Tracing group with the original sample identification number.

Tracing required for mover(s)

Each time one or more, but not all, household members move from a household, a new household containing these movers is created.

If the answer to RES_Q01 (Do the following people still live or stay in this household?) is 'No' for one or more household members, the reason for the move, the date of the move, the telephone number and address of the mover, and any other pertinent information will be asked. Once the application has exited the Entry component (i.e. all demographic and relationship information for the remaining members has been collected), a new household with a new sample identification number will be generated for the member(s) who have left and will automatically be sent to the Tracing group by the system.

All persons who have moved out of the household are moved together to form a case for tracing. During later contact with those members, it will be determined if they all live in one household or if additional households (cases) need to be created.

Each case will contain the following information
The original Case ID, phone number and address will appear at the top of the screen in the case of a household move. For movers in a newly created household, the new Case ID, previous address and previous phone number will appear.

A Members list will contain the name(s) of the new household member(s) with the old household members appearing as ghosts. Demographic information will also appear for all members (age, sex, marital status and member status).

Trace Sources are listed which contain the contact names and addresses collected during previous interviews, along with other trace sources which were added during tracing in previous years. The most recent source for movers, "prev hhld", consists of the tracing information collected in the Entry module of the recent interview with the last household. Interviewers may also add new trace sources resulting from information obtained either through one of the other sources or through new research (i.e. local operator, post office, phone book, etc.).

A tracing interview is conducted with questions designed to lead the interviewer through an interview with the source or possibly the respondent. The results of the interview will be assigned automatically and will be one of five: Dead end; New lead; Appointment; Call back required; or Survey which will load the SLID application so that the interview can be completed.