Let’s face it, no matter how many snazzy question types, pretty colors, and great images you use to brand and stylize your surveys, they can still come across as pretty flat and impersonal. Luckily, the availability and affordability of video equipment, software, and multi-media web sites have made adding video content to surveys incredibly easy. Video allows you to jump off the screen, inject some personality into your surveys, or share information with your participants that y
When most people think of online surveys, customer satisfaction or employee feedback surveys often come to mind. But there are so many other creative and fantastic uses of online survey tools. Here at Checkbox, we all love talking to customers and learning about some of the unique ways they use our software. It seems every time I turn around, someone gives me another idea, so I wanted to share with you a few of the examples that I think have far-reaching implications for many or
Even though I’m in the survey business, I don’t generally participate in phone surveys because, quite frankly, they usually take too long and often interrupt my family’s dinner hour. Last night, though, I received a call from a nationally recognized polling service regarding a recent shopping experience. I almost hung up the phone with the usual polite, but definitive “No thank you”, but I had recently had a poor shopping experience with this particular retailer and I wanted to
We have always encouraged our survey software users to open their surveys with a solid introductory message.
This message should explain to your respondents:
- The goal/objective of your survey,
- What you will do with the results,
- How long the survey will take, and
- Any additional instructions necessary for the respondent to complete the survey.
Most survey creators will look for inspiration before creating their first survey. You will no doubt look at other surveys similar to yours and see how they were laid out, how many questions were asked, how long the survey is, or did the survey include an incentive. These are all important factors in creating a survey.
To make your life easier, any subscriber to Checkbox Survey Software automatically receives 24 survey templates covering four main topic areas:
You no doubt put a lot of time and effort into creating your online surveys. In time, surveys need updating and re-structured to keep the data fresh and relevant to the overall objective.
Copying a previous survey and using the basic content and logic is the easiest way to make these changes. This can be achieved easily with Checkbox Survey:
While many of our clients need to collect as many responses as possible, others need to set a hard limit on their responses counts. For a variety of reasons, they may need to cap responses in total or at the user or survey levels. Checkbox Survey’s ‘Response Limit’ feature allows survey editors to collect exactly the number of responses they need to build their reports or meet their particular survey guidelines.
We’ve all had the unfortunate experience of receiving a poorly constructed online survey that just takes too much time and energy to bother with. To help you optimize the quantity and quality of your responses, Checkbox has put together its top 12 online survey tips: