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) and non-governmental non-profit sector;
  • the online survey tool 1KA should remain open-source;
  • use for commercial purposes is directed to paid survey and consulting services and to support of its own installation (still free and open-source). Companies interested in development or offering such support are invited to participate.

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

  • systematic testing and improvement of the usability of KEY functionality (UX) *;
  • creating custom interfaces for standardized forms and voting *;
  • the use of language resources and technologies in the creation of questions *;
  • 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 *;
  • creating a questionnaire creation application *;
  • extension to support continuous research **;
  • creation of a mobile application for collecting answers **;
  • Web interface adjustments for newer devices (tablets, mobile, WebTV) **;
  • an intelligent interface that guides the development of the questionnaire **;
  • an intelligent interface that guides the process of responding **;
  • comprehensive support for mixed-mode surveys (personal, mail, phone, web) **;
  • question and questionnaire bank ***; 
  • support for online panels ***;
  • expansion of language support (Croatian / Serbian) ***.

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1KA is free to use for basic users