An offline survey tool should provide all the capability of an online survey without the need for a reliable internet connection; making it easier to conduct accurate research on mobile devices out in the field.
June is National Safety Month, which aims to highlight and reduce preventable deaths and injuries. We’ve taken a look at how surveys can be used as a data collection tool to accurately and efficiently gather data and keep records for risk assessments, safety audits, and staff training.
In light of Mental Health Awareness month, which is observed every May, we’ve put together an overview of some best practices when it comes to handling sensitive data gathered in patient surveys, staff surveys, and other health related questionnaires.
Spread some survey love with our list of 14 things to love about online surveys
Online surveys are a flexible and efficient way to collect feedback and data from your respondents, which can be quickly analyzed and turned into shareable reports with actionable insights.
We’ve put together 14 key features of conducting an online survey.
With an online survey you have complete control over the branding. It’s quick and easy to add your logo and colors, and create a branded URL to share your online survey, so that your respondents can easily identify the survey with your organization.
2. Interactive questions
There’s a variety of different interactive questions that you can use in an online survey to make it more engaging, and gather better responses. Drag and drop questions allow respondents to visually categorize or rank items; interactive images can be a good alternative to check boxes; and sliders will allow you to include more options on a scale without using more space. Continue reading
It’s all too easy to create a survey, collect responses, produce reports, and then move on to the next survey. But under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), there’s a spotlight on how long personal data can be kept for.
GDPR and personal data
The GDPR mandates that data should be deleted or anonymized once it is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was collected. This means that when you complete a research project, you should assess how long you need to keep the personal data relating to it, and anonymize or delete that data at the end of that period.
GDPR compliant data retention considerations
To help you comply with the GDPR rules when you are undertaking a survey project, we’ve outlined these data retention considerations:
Manage your online surveys on our secure server or on your own internal server with Snap WebHost
Are you familiar with Snap WebHost, our online survey management and reporting system? Access to a subscription to Snap WebHost enables users to easily upload and administer secure online surveys, create email invitations and reminders, manage feedback, and create real-time analysis and reports.
Snap WebHost has many advanced features, including:
- Collect partial response data
- Track multiple iterations of a survey
- Seed responses from a database into surveys
- Use patterns to validate open-ended questions
- Check values of open-ended questions
- Share real-time analysis and reports with individual clients and stakeholders
But that’s not all. Did you know you can install Snap WebHost on your own server? Continue reading
Businesses of all sizes can benefit from survey software to create engaging surveys and manage feedback
Survey Software is an excellent tool for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to gain valuable insights through well-planned survey research projects. Larger businesses tend to have the resources needed to undertake the entire survey process. Many small businesses, however, have limited resources and may deviate from survey research simply because of the time it takes to design surveys, administer, collect feedback, analyze data, and create reports. To small businesses, it can seem like a daunting process. Using online survey software that has built-in survey question libraries or templates for survey design, and easy-to use feedback management functionality can help small businesses reduce survey development time, and speed-up administration and data collection. Additionally, advanced online survey software systems have built-in data analysis & reporting functionality – for quick & easy analysis and reporting options. Continue reading
The new Snap Support Hub contains a collection of indispensable resources & information
View the all new Snap Support Hub. All valuable resources have been organized by subject to make it easier for Snap Survey Software users to find the information they need, when they need it. View a wealth of resources, including: interactive tutorials, video guides, worksheets, blog articles, webinar recordings, user forum, online user help guide, and installation instructions – all in one central location. 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
Access our new, helpful worksheet to learn how to use geolocation in your online surveys and ready for mobile devices.
Capturing a respondent’s location is useful if you are creating an online survey with Snap WebHost edition that is to be completed on a mobile device, or a mobile survey for Snap Mobile Anywhere. The survey must be running on a device which can capture geolocation information, (such as a GPS-enabled tablet).
Location data is only available in Snap WebHost and Snap Mobile Anywhere editions. It’s stored in the ID.location variable in WGS84 (World Geodetic System) format. You can extract the separate elements of the location data by using the system patterns provided.
We have developed a worksheet describing how you can add the respondent’s location to a Snap Mobile Anywhere or a Snap WebHost survey. It assumes that the survey will run on a GPS-enabled phone or tablet (Global Positioning System). This worksheet also includes an example of how you can extract valid location data for analysis.
Summary of worksheet steps
- Step 1: Enable geolocation in your survey
- Step 2: Configure how accurate the data is
- Step 3: Publish the survey and prepare it for interviewers
- Example of extracting the data for analysis