Creating your first survey is a daunting task. Not only do you strive to collect the necessary data and information, but you are also trying to keep your respondents engaged in a survey that may take some time to complete. Checkbox has put together its top 12 online survey tips to help you optimize the quantity and quality of your responses:
1. What is the survey’s purpose?
Respondents will want to know up front why they are being asked to fil […]
Understanding your customers and how they process information is important to consider when building survey questions. It’s not enough to just ask the questions (of course, that’s a great start!). How you frame and format questions can affect the quality of respondents’ answers, as well as overall survey engagement and response rates. […]
Response bias occurs when a respondent answers a question in a way they think you want them to. It can also be caused by question or response wording, layout or order. While there is no way to completely eliminate response bias, the survey creation tips below will at least help you minimize bias and gather more accurate and complete data.
Tip #1: Clear Language
When designing a survey, make sure you understand your audience and t […]
As summer approaches, the pressure is on for recent graduates to enter the world of the working. Not only are they scrambling to compete with peers, in today’s climate they are also going head-to-head with a more experienced workforce climbing out of recent unemployment status.
Hiring businesses and organizations are faced with their own challenges. While sorting through applications employers must find a balance between desired experience and realistic compensation, and with the volume of peo […]
Checkbox Survey’s Style Manager lets users customize the look and feel of surveys to reflect your brand or survey content. One of the many customizable features within a survey is the button style. Make your navigation buttons pop with an embossed appearance! Here’s how:
As we approach mid-November, while many of us are making preparations for the holiday season, students and teachers are gearing up for mid-terms and finals. If you are an academic institution or faculty member getting ready to wrap up the semester, distributing online course evaluations is an excellent way to monitor student satisfaction and prepare for next semester.
Below are a few tips for creating an effective […]
Matrix Items can be great form-building tools, especially when utilizing the “Header” row option to create form categories. For example, in the medical form below we used row headers to separate patient information, physician information, and current medications. The headers break up the space, making it easier for respondents to complete the form.
This week we held our first-ever online Mobile Styles training, which covered the benefits and best practices of creating mobile-ready styles for surveys. In this training we shared a number of tricks for optimizing surveys for tablets and smartphones. Our trainee especially liked our tip for conditionally excluding the progress bar on a survey based on a respondent’s device/browser type.
For example, let’s say you want a survey’s progress bar to display for respondents using […]