Start Stations

The Start Station feature allows you to start both a terminal-mode CATI station.  You can start interviewers in continuous/practice mode, as a special interviewer type, or with/without a dialer.  You can also start a single station or multiple stations at a time.  You can only start stations on one study at a time.  There is a built in limit that allows users to start only 99 stations at a time. This is by design to decrease the chance of typos.

  1. Click on the Manage Tab
  2. Click Monitoring and Stations
  3. Click Start Station
  4. Choose a project from the drop down menu
  5. Type in your booth range
  6. To start stations with a dialer or without, click the “Yes” or “No” radio button next to On Dialer
  7. To start stations in Continuous Mode or not, click the “Yes” or “No” radio button next to Continuous Mode
  8. To start stations in Practice Mode or not, click the “Yes” or “No” radio button next to Practice Mode
  9. To start stations using Special Interviewing Types, click the 1-9 check boxes next to Special Types
  10. Click the “Start Stations” button to start the interviewers on their stations
  11. You will receive a message saying how many interviewers are started on a study when all stations are properly started
  12. You can expand the results by clicking the Full Results plus sign



Video on starting stations