Articles for Surveys and Opinion Polls

OECD seminar on “Translating and adapting Instruments in Large Scale Assessments”

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village   Heading to Paris for the OECD seminar on "Translating and Adapting Instruments in Large Scale Assessments" (June 7-8), and proud to have two cApStAn speakers at this important meeting, designed to foster discussion and "cross-fertilisation of ideas" between different ...

Do Trained Interviewers Follow Their Script? Reports from Zedland

In multilingual surveys, numerous factors may contribute to—or compromise—data comparability across countries, across cultures and across languages. Upstream quality assurance work may include cognitive labs, piloting and a translatability assessment. A sophisticated team translation design can be used to minimize item bias due to language-driven meaning shifts and culture-driven perception ...