How to Run CAPI to CAWI Surveys

This functionality is supported from Studio version 632 and Android/PC Surveyor version 576.

SurveyToGo now supports continuing a CAPI interview as CAWI. Interviews that started in CAPI can now be continued as an online survey to be completed by the surveyor/respondent after the face-to-face interview (screening etc.) has been completed. There are various scenarios where this functionality can become valuable such as performing respondents recruitment in a face-to-face manner (to increase response and engagement) then allowing the recruited respondent to self complete the interview.


With this functionality a unique CAWI link is automatically generated for every CAPI interview and can be found here:

  • Review -Through the Operations Console under the CAWI tab, after completing and uploading the result:
  • Scripting - Through the survey script while running the interview using the CAWIInterviewURL property.

The CAWI link is only accessible once the result has been completed (Submit) and uploaded to the server. If the link is accessed before submission and upload, it will redirect to the CAPI Not Ready page, which can be found under the CAWI End Pages:



There is no need to change the status of the interview for the CAWI link to be accessible after the CAPI completion. The CAWI link will return to the beginning of the survey, so the survey structure will need to take this into account. You will need to structure your survey such that the CAPI section is only accessed during the face-to-face part and the online section only when run as CAWI. The IsPlatform property that can be consulted while scripting will provide the ability to know if the interview is run as CAPI or CAWI. This function can be reviewed here:

Once the respondent has completed and submitted the CAWI portion, the full interview will be available on the server, and the CAWI link will redirect to the Already Conducted Page.


That's It !

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