New Interactive Tutorial: Share Real-time Survey Results Online

Share real-time survey results online with clients and colleagues

Give clients, colleagues, and key stakeholders 24/7 access to real-time and personalized survey results. Set permissions to view specific analysis and reports, and create new analysis on the fly.

In this short tutorial you’ll learn how to:

  • Create an Analysis Associate account
  • Specify which surveys are available
  • Configure reports to the unique perspective of the reader

You can find out more about sharing real-time results in this new interactive tutorial.

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Latest Version of Snap WebHost Now Available for Online Surveys

Manage online surveys with the latest version of Snap WebHost

Snap 11 WebHost users can now download the latest version of Snap WebHost for management of online surveys. This version includes new features and fixes. Some features include:

  • Folder option for Researchers to allow folders to be created to manage surveys
  • Survey overview list can be filtered to show only surveys that match the criteria
  • Survey overview list can be sorted on the different columns
  • Traffic light system to denote the status of a survey
  • and more…

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25 Tips to Increase Online Survey Response Rates

Want to increase your survey response rates? Follow this helpful advice.

7K0A0664The success of your survey depends greatly on a good response rate. The higher the response rate, the more representative of the total population. Ideally, a higher than anticipated response rate will bring more assurance and reliability to the survey results. A higher response rate also allows more robust statistical calculations to be performed. In contrast, a response rate that falls short of anticipation may bring into question the dependability of the survey data. Receiving a low response rate from your survey will skew the results due to response bias, as certain types of respondents are more likely to respond to surveys than others, so certain views may triumph.

Want to increase your response rates? Here are 25 tips you can use to increase your survey response rates.

  1. Keep your survey short, covering only the topics you need to satisfy the objectives of your research. Don’t overload the survey with unnecessary questions. Keep the goal of your survey in mind when creating your questions.
  2. Send an email notification notifying participants that they will be receiving your survey, and to be on the lookout for its arrival. Explain how you value their feedback and appreciate their time to complete the survey.
  3. Explain to respondents what the purpose of the research is and how their valuable feedback will be used.
  4. Be considerate of respondents’ time. Let them know how long the survey will take to complete.
  5. Speaking of time, show a progress bar. Respondents want to know how much longer the survey will take.
  6. Use a powerful subject line in the email invitation.
  7. Change the ‘From’ name in the email invitation to an actual person. Allow respondents to respond to that person with questions.
  8. Double check that all links are working correctly in the email invitation.
  9. Send 1 or 2 quick email reminders to those that have not completed the survey.
  10. Optimize your surveys for all devices – from desktop PCs to mobile devices with various screen sizes.
  11. Check on the usability of your survey. Is it easy to access and complete?
  12. Check on the question wording. Is each question easy to comprehend?
  13. Use survey logic such as randomization to show more relevant questions or relevant options within questions.
  14. Use piping logic to feed any answer from a previous question into any subsequent question or text area.
  15. Don’t ask questions that you already have answers to. If you must ask them, take the database of answers from the previously gathered information and set-up a database link to pre-populate the information into the survey questions.
  16. Don’t use random jargon or abbreviations that respondents don’t understand.
  17. Consider using more interactive and engaging question styles like rating scales and sliders.
  18. Provide an open-ended question so respondents can share open comments.
  19. But, don’t ask too many open-ended questions. They take longer to complete.
  20. Check the format and flow of the survey. Does the sequence of questions make sense?
  21. Increase the frequency of your surveys. Survey repetition gets your participants to recognize your brand.
  22. Decrease the number of one-off surveys and focus on surveys that collect data that is inline with your goals. Too many surveys may deter your participants.
  23. Offer an incentive. Incentive examples include a coupon or discount, an entry for a prize drawing, or copies of the final research report.
  24. Brand your survey. Participants want to see that the survey is coming from a reputable brand.
  25. Consider conducting your survey anonymously. Participants appreciate anonymity especially when sensitive data is being transferred.

What else would you add to this list?  Leave a comment below.

Latest Snap Survey Software Release 11.16 Now Available

Active customers can update now to release 11.16 of Snap Survey Software

Snap update 11.16 is available now, for free to customers with an active Snap Plus subscription. Every new Snap Survey Software user gets 12 months free Snap Plus subscription which includes telephone and email support, as well as free software updates. Don’t have a current Snap Plus subscription? Contact a Product Specialist.

What’s new in 11.16?

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Using the Principles of Universal Design for Surveys

Snap Surveys guest blogger Gary Austin of Austin Research explores using the principles of Universal Design for surveys

Gary Austin quote _universal designAn American architect, product designer, and educator named Ron Mace originally coined the term “universal design”. It describes the concept of designing products and the built environment to be aesthetic and usable to the greatest extent possible for everyone, regardless of their age, ability, or status in life.

A widespread example of universal design is the dropped kerb (i.e. vehicle access crossings or crossovers). Dropped kerbs were designed for wheelchair users, but are used by all kinds of people including those with shopping trolleys (shopping carts, for you U.S. folks) or kids on bikes or scooters. The original design process focused on a disregarded group of people, but something better was created for everyone. Continue reading

Did You Know: Embed a Website in an Online Survey

Learn how to embed a website in an online survey using Snap Survey Software

Often times our Tech Support staff receive the following question “I would like to embed a website into my survey – not just a web link – but actually see the website in the survey.  Is this possible?”

Of course it’s possible!

Here are instructions you can use to embed a survey into your next online survey

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Press Release: Snap Survey Software Now Available Through MRDC Software in Asia Pacific

Snap Survey Software is now available to the Asia Pacific market through MRDC Software

Bristol, U.K. and Portsmouth, NH, U.S. – Snap Surveys, creator of Snap Survey Software, has announced an agreement with MRDC Software as an approved reselling agent of Snap Survey Software in the Asia Pacific market.

Over the past 35 years, Snap Surveys’ products, solutions, and services have established them as a leading brand in the survey software market across Europe and North America for organizations wishing to conduct advanced survey research via online surveys that are adaptable to any screen size; paper surveys with optional scanning capabilities; and mobile surveys, including on handheld mobile devices, tablets, and on freestanding kiosks. The software comes complete with built-in advanced analysis capability and reporting options for easy distribution. Continue reading

Protect Health Data with Secure Online Surveys

Make better decisions and keep your patient health data safe and secure during online healthcare questionnaires, health evaluations, and medical research surveys

Snap WebHost for health_V2Healthcare questionnaires, health evaluations, and medical research surveys are all types of health-related online surveys that are frequently administered to individual patients. They include sensitive physical health information, and are used to help identify and evaluate risk factors for certain diseases and conditions; and to collect feedback to improve business operations and to enhance the patient experience. The main goal of any health-related survey is to provide recommendations to achieve better health and to create a healthier lifestyle. Continue reading

Turn Complaints into Compliments with Automated Email Alerts

Learn how to turn complaints into compliments using Automated Email Alerts in Snap Survey Software

Automated alertsAct fast when participants respond negatively to your online satisfaction survey with Automated Email Alerts. Automated Email Alerts are quick and simple to set-up in Snap Survey Software. They can be triggered by a highly specific answer or a combination of answers, and sent to any valid email address – even the participants own. Email messages can contain pre-written text and survey responses, and include information from your database, for example, a unique ID, name, and contact details. Continue reading

Review Online Survey Software for Small Businesses – What are the Benefits?

Businesses of all sizes can benefit from survey software to create engaging surveys and manage feedback

online-surveys-devices-overlappedSurvey 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