Free Interactive Tutorial: Paper Surveys with Scanning

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!

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Paper Surveys: Alive and Well!

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.

Spaper-surveys-survey-softwarenap 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

The benefits of conducting paper surveys with scanning

Paper surveys offer a number of advantages, and can be used in situations where an online survey isn’t practical, or alongside other survey formats to extend a project’s reach. However, once you have responses on paper questionnaires you need to input your data so you can analyse your results and create reports.

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Snap Survey Software How-to: Scan a Paper Survey in Booklet Form

Learn how-to scan paper surveys in booklet form using Snap Survey Software

Snap Survey Software is a powerful tool to develop all modes of survey research, including: online surveys, paper surveys, scannable surveys, mobile surveys, and kiosk surveys. Even in today’s high tech world, paper surveys are still very much widely used. For example, in many research studies for healthcare or education, paper surveys are printed to booklet form. Once completed by respondents, the booklets are scanned and the survey data is collected in the software, ready for analysis and reporting.

With Snap Survey Software, you can easily print paper surveys as booklets. Within the design capabilities of the survey software, there is a Print as booklet setting which lays out the survey as a booklet.

We have made a worksheet available to help you through the steps of creating your own paper survey in booklet form. This worksheet assumes that you have worked your way through the paper survey scanning tutorial available in the software’s online help and via the web. View the scanning tutorial.

Summary of steps in the Scanning a Booklet worksheet:

Step 1: Set up the survey as a booklet

Step 2: Scan in the survey

Scanning a booklet when you have not set up the survey as a booklet

View the worksheet: Scan a Paper Survey in Booklet Form