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Marina Vasilyeva
Adaptation Issues of the SQP Tool for Assessing the Quality of Questions in Russian Language
2017
Sociologists permanently encounter a problem of decision making in a process of developing or choosing the existing relevant measuring instrument. These decisions affect the quality of data which is collected by applying selected method frequently enough. Therefore, Scholars routinely have to deal with the question of the measurement quality, especially validity and reliability. There are methods for quality evaluation of measuring tools that can be used prior the survey is conducted, the result of its application is a predictive score of the quality, which is based on an analysis of special features of an exact measuring tool (for instance, a question in a survey). Survey Quality Predictor (SQP) is acting as such predictive tool, which is applicable to 19 languages for now. The Russian language is not presented among them, whereas this language occurs widely and therefore a significant amount of studies and questionnaires are not available for the evaluation in the SQP. This gap is addressed by exploring several themes. First, we examine the theoretical background of the quality of measuring tools. This is the issue since there are several theoretical approaches to the understanding and even relation of the validity, reliability, their types and how they are tested. Second, we consider the Survey Quality Predictor in the context of this theoretical background to draw a clear distinction, what aspects of quality measures SQP covers. Third, we seek to verify if there are any content-related differences in special codings which are meant to be used for quality evaluation of survey questions in English and Russian languages. Finally, we address the coefficient differences of codings for English and Russian languages

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