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Creating Surveys


5. What if our community does not speak English?

Surveys should be translated into appropriate languages and if you are conducting an interview survey the interviewers should be ready to answer any translation questions that may arise. Often times a question doesn't translate directly into a second language. It is best to have surveys translated into the second language, and then from the second language back into the first, in order to see how the translation affects the questions.

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Surveys to Support Campaigns

Survey Planning:

1. Why survey?
2. Time & Resources
3. Type of Survey
4. How many surveys?
5. Language
6. Safety
7. Reaching respondants

Creating Surveys:
1: Create Info List
2: Design Survey
3: Test Survey
4: Train Interviewers
5: Analyze Data

Evaluating the Survey Process

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