Use Slider Controls to Engage Respondents in Your Online Surveys

What are slider controlsSlider controls are graphical image-based controls for collecting data in an online survey.

Here is an example of a slider control:

survey software - smiley slider

Can slider controls add value to your online surveys?  The answer lies in a study conducted in 2007 by Nicola Stanley of Silver Dialogue Ltd and Stephen Jenkins of Snap Surveys. Together, they designed a survey study to evaluate the comparative qualities of graphical image-based control surveys in terms of the respondents’ experiences in completing the survey, including usability, engagement, and enjoyment of taking part in a graphical image-based survey.  Continue reading