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Survey Structure & Design

Using Type, Color and Design for Better Survey Results

Who says online surveys have to be blasé and bland? With the right online survey software tools, you can customize every square inch of your survey to keep respondents engaged to the very last check box. Design elements can make your surveys attra

12 Tips on Conducting Your First Online Survey

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

How to Ask the Right Questions on Your Online Surveys

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

Question Format Tips for Mobile Surveys

According to The International Telecommunication Union, 96% of the world's population uses a mobile device. Ninety-six percent! With numbers like that, it's not surprising that mobile surveys are quickly becoming the preferred method to gain real-

Tips to Avoid Response Bias

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 t

8 Tips for Building Online Application Forms

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

Checkbox Tip #27: Emboss Navigation Buttons

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 ap

Creating Effective Course Evaluation Forms

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, d

Checkbox Tip #24: Use Matrix Headers to Create Categories

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

Checkbox Tip #23: Hide progress bar on mobile styles

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 smartphone