Language

 

In the 1KA application in the 'EDIT' - 'Settings' - 'Basic info' tab you can customize language at three levels.

 

  1. Language for survey editors

You can set the basic language of 1KA applications, you can choose between English and Slovene. The language chosen does not affect the language of the survey as your respondents see it. In addition you can change the language for the ‘My surveys’ tab in ‘User Settings’, where you can also choose between English and Slovene.

 

  1.  Basic language for respondents

You can select the language for respondents from the drop-down menu. The application currently supports virtually all European languages (38 languages). This means that the standard words (eg. 'Next Page') are automatically translated into the selected language.

 

  1. Advanced language settings

By clicking on the 'Translations and advanced language settings’ you have additional options of language, where you can translate your basic questionnaire into different languages. To do this, use the drop-down list, select the language in which you want to translate the questionnaire, and then click the 'Add new language’. In a parallel window the basic version of the questionnaire will show as well as the version for translation. Parallel view allows you to easily translate the questionnaire.
 

You can add multiple translations; each translation is then edited by clicking on the language that you want to edit in the ‘Additional language for respondents’ category.
 

You can also specify whether the respondent can selects the language itself, or you specify it. In the event that the respondent chooses the language, you can send the same questionnaire to different target populations and the language choice will be the first question in the survey. Also, if respondent chooses the language, you can set the display format of the language question: you can choose between the radio button and dropdown menu. 
 

Each version (translation) of the questionnaire has its own URL address that you can see in the tab 'PUBLISH' - 'Settings'. This is particularly important if you choose to set the language of the respondent, because in this case, for example, the URL for the English version of the questionnaire leads to the English version of the survey. If the respondent can choose the language, the first question in all versions of the questionnaire, regardless of the URL, is the language choice.
 

In the 'DATA' - 'Browse' tab, where you can see the collected data, an additional variable ‘Language’ will displays in the case of multiple language versions of the questionnaire. To display the language variable in the data table make sure that ‘Paradata’ is selected in the ‘Data table settings’.
 

In the 'ANALYSE' - 'Statistics' tab language acts as an individual variable, which allows you to compare the answers of respondents also based on the language.
 

 

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