Articles for Surveys and Opinion Polls

cApStAn Linguistic Quality Control recognized Among Top 40 Largest Language Service Providers in Western Europe

by Pisana Ferrari - cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village   cApStAn LQC is proud to announce its official ranking as one of the Top 40 Language Service Providers (LSPs) in Western Europe by independent market research firm CSA Research. “CSA Research is perceived as a reliable source worldwide for ...

Advances in Comparative Survey Methods: Multinational, Multiregional and Multicultural Contexts

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village   A new volume of the Wiley Series on Survey Methodology has just come out: "Advances in Comparative Survey Methods: Multinational, Multiregional and Multicultural Contexts " and is publicly available now. We have contributed chapter 16, titled "Documenting the Survey ...

The PISA 2021 Core D contract awarded to cApStAn

by Steve Dept - cApStAn partner The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment, or PISA (see the short PISA video here) is a system-level assessment of knowledge and skills in 15-year old students across the world. In other words, PISA implements (and analyses) internationally standardised assessments of student learning outcomes ...

New technologies are shaping the way surveys are done

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village   The range of methods ("modes") of data collection in surveys has changed drastically over the past decades. Each new technological advance has required survey research to adapt. More recently, as people are increasingly taking online surveys via their smartphones, ...

Do the footprints of stereotyping and gender bias follow us in online environments?

by Emel Ince -  Project manager @ cApStAn   Online translation platforms such as Google Translation and Microsoft Translator have fuelled lively discussions. Recently, one such topic on social media has been the alleged gender bias of these platforms: Some users reported that, when translating phrases from gender-neutral languages such ...

“Non-binary” measures of sex/gender in surveys

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village As more people redefine their gender identity in "non-binary" terms, schools, governments, workplaces and parents are having to adapt, says the author of an interesting article in KQED Science (1). Lists of possible gender options are expanding (cisgender, agender, gender ...