Question Design

Questions in Kinaki can be designed a few different ways.

One option is to present it in the form of an actual question (for example, “What is your age?” or “How many people attended the event?”).

Or, they can also be thought of as variables or data columns – not necessarily in the form of an actual question (Like “Community Type” or “ Activity Date or Responsible Staff Member”, for example).

If you decide to import data directly to Kinaki from Excel, the Questions page is where the variables/data columns from your file will appear.

Select “Upload Files from Excel” and choose the format (Kinaki or Kobo/ODK), then choose your file to upload.

You can either import first only questions (from the Questions tab) or you can import entire data set (under the Data Collection tab).

This will then populate questions on the Questions tab in the section “Questions not assigned to a specific indicator” at the bottom, where you can then assign questions to a specific indicator.

Once your questions are created, they can be ordered into a questionnaire on the Designer page, or data can be imported using the Data Collection page.

You can create the following types of questions and other items in your DCT:

Question Types in KinakiDescription
Single ChoiceThe respondent can select one response from a list of possible answers
Drop DownSame as a single choice but shown to the respondent as a drop-down menu. This question type is suitable for questions with a high number of answers. Such as a question asking for a country or Community.
Multiple ChoiceThe respondent can select any number of responses from a list of possible answers.
TextText can be inputted as answer Minimum and maximum number of characters required can be adjusted
InformationNo answer is collected, this question type only shows the predefined text (such as information about survey or set of questions)
NumberA number can be inputted as an answer A minimum and maximum input value can be set
DateThis question type allows only date to be inputted as an answer The date must be inputted in format “yyyy-mm-dd” or selected from a calendar provided A minimum and maximum date can be set
PicturePossibility to upload a picture
Grid Single Select  Enable to collect multiple Single Select Questions on as a single screen This question type is commonly used when you defined a scale and want to collect responses to multiple related questions, using the same scale.  
Grid NumberEnables to collect multiple Numbers on one screen This question is shown as a grid with a variable number of rows and columns. This type of question is commonly used, when you are collecting counts (e.g. number of people trained) and want to collect disaggregated data by sex, age or other groups).

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