Mission, vision and development

1KA's mission comprises of the following components:

  • ensuring the excellence of the online survey service,
  • building on the professional field of survey methodology,
  • supporting the needs of web surveying in the academic sector,
  • care for the Slovenian language.

Our vision of organizational development:

  • the online survey tool 1KA should become a part of publicly funded infrastructure,
  • the online survey tool 1KA should remain freely available to all users in the public sector, particularly in research, academic and educational institutions,
  • the online survey tool 1KA should remain open source,
  • users from the private sector should gradually be directed towards providers with their own installation of the 1KA tool, which would provide basic and advanced services of online surveying for business needs (e.g. consultancy, support, help desk, installation, hosting, development of specific modules, etc.).

Our vision of methodological development: in accordance with our vision, the following functionalities are being built*, planned** or envisioned*** for the development of the 1KA tool:

  • systematic testing and improvement of the key functionalities (UX) *
  • providing the full version in English *
  • mobile application for the creation of an online questionnaire *
  • the use of language resources and technologies in the creation of questions *
  • the development of advanced functionalities (complex statistical tables) based on the R programming language *
  • automatic control and verification of the quality of completed questionnaires *
  • identification of low-quality respondents in real-time *
  • extension to support continuous research (research conducted on the same units during several points in time) **
  • additional adjustments for newer devices (tablets, PDAs, mobile phones, WebTV) ***
  • intelligent interface that guides the development of the questionnaire **
  • intelligent interface that guides the process of responding **
  • comprehensive support for mixed mode surveys (personal, mail, phone, web) **
  • database of questions and questionnaires ***
  • support for online panels ***
  • expansion of language support (Croatian / Serbian) ***
  • systematic testing and improvement of usability of all functionalities (UX) ***