Charting Results with Survey Software

Posted on : June 28, 2017 - by :

Once you get the answers to your questions, you’ll want to see the results and often share them with others. The most sophisticated survey software offers many options on reporting your results, but most survey programs only offer basic reporting. These latter programs make you export the data to another program to produce reports. A Read More…

Weighting Your Sample with Survey Software II

Posted on : May 19, 2017 - by :

Our last blog discussed weighting.  Weighting is a technique that lets some people count more than others when determining overall responses.  The most common reason to do that is to make the percentages of certain kinds of people in your sample better match their percentages in the population your sample represents.  For example, you might Read More…

Survey Software Data Management II

Posted on : March 28, 2017 - by :

This blog continues the discussion of data management started in the previous blog. Another ability some survey software users need is to perform mathematical transformations on their data.  For example, they may want to add up the answers to several questions to produce a total.  Or they may wish to find the difference between two Read More…

Survey Software Data Management

Posted on : March 16, 2017 - by :

Most survey programs, and nearly all cloud offerings, collect answers, but have very few tools to manipulate the data once collected. Instead they rely on letting you use other tools, if you want to clean or manipulate the data in any way. The most sophisticated survey software includes extensive data management, checking and manipulating abilities. Read More…

Web Survey Software Panel Features

Posted on : February 28, 2017 - by :

The most sophisticated web survey software lets you maintain panels of respondents you wish to be able to invite to take multiple surveys. The first ability you will need is the ability to add people to your panel. A good tool will let you import a list of people you have from some other source, Read More…

Using Quotas with Survey Software II

Posted on : February 15, 2017 - by :

The most basic quotas look at one question and let you specify how many people giving each answer to that question you want to include in your final sample. For example, you might decide you want 480 men and 520 women. More sophisticated survey software lets you base a quota on a combination of the Read More…

Using Quotas with Survey Software I

Posted on : January 30, 2017 - by :

When you do a survey you almost always want the answers you receive to reflect those that would be given by a larger group of people, if you are able to ask all of them. For example, if you are trying to do gauge national public opinion about a proposed change to Social Security, you Read More…