Category Archives: Web Survey Software

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…

Web Survey Software Appearance Options

Posted on : January 19, 2017 - by :

One of the key considerations when using web survey software is how your online questionnaire will look. You almost always want it to look both professional and engaging. You also want it to be easy to answer. The more sophisticated programs give you many choices as to how you reach those goals. You convey professionalism Read More…

Using Images and Video With Web Survey Software

Posted on : December 16, 2016 - by :

One of the key advantages of online surveys compared with telephone interviewing is that respondents completing their own questionnaire online can see images and video. You can’t present either to someone over the phone. Whether and how you can present images and video depends on the abilities of your web survey software. Most, though not Read More…

Engaging People with Web Survey Software

Posted on : December 14, 2016 - by :

One of the key tasks in creating a survey is to make it engaging enough for people to stay with it and complete it.  Basic web forms have been around for over 20 years.  Some programs still create drab forms just using that standard tool.  More sophisticated web survey software gives you a variety of Read More…

Online Survey Response Rates

Posted on : September 29, 2016 - by :

Response rate refers to the proportion of people you invite to take a survey who actually complete it. For example, if you sent out 200 invitations, and 60 people completed your survey, that would be a response rate of 30% (60/200 = .30). All researchers much prefer larger response rates to smaller ones. The reason Read More…

Testing Restaurant Menus with Web Survey Software

Posted on : August 8, 2016 - by :

One of the specialized kinds of research you can conduct with sophisticated web survey software that doesn’t work well with most other forms of data collection is testing restaurant menus.  In this kind of testing you can present an image of a menu online and ask people to choose items from the menu by clicking Read More…

Web Survey Software Logic

Posted on : July 24, 2016 - by :

Previous blog posts have discussed logic that can change the way your surveys work.  This post discusses certain kinds of logic that apply primarily to web surveys. One of these features is the ability to send email directly from an online survey based on an answer given to a question.  One way to use this Read More…

Using Email with Web Survey Software

Posted on : July 1, 2016 - by :

There are two ways in which Web survey software uses email. The first and most important way is to send email invitations to take surveys. The program should let you personalize emails with names and other information you have been advance about the people who will be taking your survey. For example, if you are Read More…