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CARI in the upcoming 5.3.0 release

The Windows DEP in Blaise 5.3.0 now supports CARI (Computer Assisted Recorded Interviewing). CARI enables audio recording during an interview. Which questions will be recorded is highly customizable using a combination of (consent) fields and other configuration settings.

Audio data is AAC encoded in order to optimize the relation between audio quality and storage size. The encoded data is saved  in a server side database together with its metadata, including session, fieldname and timing information. Although SQLite is the default database, CARI supports the Blaise General Data Interface allowing you to configure any of the available DBMS.

Here's an example of some settings.

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