When designing surveys, there are basic elements to consider when composing properly designed survey questions
As you begin to plan and develop your survey, you must first determine what information you want to collect, which then guides you through choosing which questions to ask, how to ask them, and of whom. Be precise. you should be creating questions that are as precise as possible. Precision questions have the highest degree of accuracy as a result of the participants’ ability to recall events with ease. When asking questions about events, activities, and behaviors, the following components contribute to improving the precision of your survey questions. Continue reading
Convenience can be the key to gathering the feedback you need from online surveys. Follow these 5 tips.
Today’s online convenience surveys still play a significant role in data collection across many areas of research. Convenience surveys are an easy way to collect feedback quickly from an easily accessible group of subjects, requiring little effort and time. Convenience surveys, however, can cause a major disadvantage – they are not an accurate representation of the population, which can drastically skew results.
Use of online convenience surveys is quite popular and widespread. While they are not always representative of your larger population, they can be valid under certain circumstances. They’re a good tool to gather feedback on issues that are relevant to your research, and a good method to inspire new ideas. Continue reading
Why did Park Leisure, a nationwide chain of holiday parks, chose paper surveys with scanning for their customer satisfaction survey?
Park Leisure is a nationwide chain of holiday parks. We asked Owner Services Support Manager, Laura Corner, why they chose paper surveys with scanning for their customer satisfaction survey.
Why did you choose to distribute paper surveys and scan the responses?
“After exploring the numerous options available for our customer satisfaction surveys, we established Snap Survey Software was the program for us. It was good value for money, and most importantly, had the options of paper-based scanning and online surveys, which was great for us as our customer base is extremely varied.” Continue reading
Access our helpful worksheet to learn how you can improve scanning by creating a paper questionnaire in booklet format
We have created a helpful worksheet explaining how you can easily create a questionnaire in booklet format and then scan the returned questionnaires.
Snap Survey Software has a great Print as booklet setting which easily lays out your questionnaire as a professional booklet, ready to collect feedback from participants, and ready for proper scanning. Continue reading
Access our new, helpful worksheet to learn how you can improve data recognition with Scanning Validation patterns when scanning paper questionnaires
We have created a helpful worksheet explaining how you can easily use Scanning Validation patterns to help interpret handwritten replies more accurately from paper questionnaires and record responses in a consistent format.
Scanning Validation patterns allow you to:
- State exactly which characters are expected where in a reply
- State which character(s) in a particular position to keep and which character(s) to add
- Provide several patterns so an answer can have different formats
Access a new online tutorial that walks you through the features of scanning paper surveys with Snap Survey Software
This new interactive tutorial will guide you through the entire process, including hints and tips to help your scanning project run smoothly. And best of all, it’s a free resource just for you!
How can survey software be used for public health research?
This week, April 6-12, 2015, is National Public Health Week. During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation.
According to the APHA, “public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work, and play.” Public health is about prevention of disease, prolonging of life, and the promotion of health through organized efforts of associations, organizations, communities, and individuals.
Snap Survey Software offers a range of features that help those in public health research get the information they need to make better informed decisions. Snap Survey Software can aid in public health research and provide value through ongoing and systematic data collection, analysis, and interpretation of health data for the purpose of planning, implementing, and evaluating public health
interventions. Continue reading
Be ready to collect feedback anytime, anywhere using mobile devices
Mobile Interviewing is a feedback collection method that offers many useful features to a wide variety of researchers across all market sectors. From market sectors like education, market research, and healthcare, to travel & tourism, non-profits & charities, and government agencies – All make good use of mobile interviewing on location and on-the-go.
Mobile Interviewing can be utilized as an off-site, online or off-line feedback collection method for interviewers to conduct face-to-face interviews using mobile devices. Snap Mobile Anywhere offered by Snap Surveys has many great features that can benefit any survey researcher. From uninterrupted connectivity, to easily share analysis and reports, Snap Mobile Anywhere has the features you need to benefit from seamless Mobile Interviewing. Continue reading
Spring is in the air and there is no better place to enjoy the beautiful springtime than in New England.
Come visit Snap Surveys US! You can schedule a full or half-day survey software training session at our Portsmouth, NH training facility, and spend some extra time enjoying spring in New Hampshire and Maine. The snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and the tree buds are beginning to grow.
We have many opportunities for survey software training. We run a full range of training sessions in survey design, paper survey scanning, analysis, including our Snap Smart Reporting, and much more. We also offer customized training to help you get even the most complex survey project up and running. Continue reading
Paper Surveys may seem like a thing of the past, but they are certainly alive and well. Consider survey software that allows you to conduct all modes of survey research to increase response rates.
Snap Surveys customers choose Snap Survey Software because it gives users the flexibility to run surveys in a range of survey modes, including: paper, paper for scanning, online, mobile, tablet, and kiosk. Depending upon your audience and administration limitations, paper surveys can prove more effective than online surveys for collecting feedback.
Administering paper surveys in conjunction with other survey modes can help boost response rates, particularly if you need to target harder to reach communities or fulfill strict respondent quotas. Snap Survey Software gives you the flexibility to gather and manage feedback based on your individual or organizational needs, as well as the needs of your respondents. Continue reading