A checklist to help you manage your next survey project (with our without the help of SurveyTracker survey software) can help your survey accomplish its objectives. Your process must be well-planned from the start. The following detailed Checklist will help you in developing an effective plan. (Not all these details need to be carried out on every survey. Adapt the list to your particular project.)
By default, SurveyTracker web surveys are available to respondents as long as the HTML and supporting files are uploaded to the web server (and as long as the respondents know the survey exists). When the survey is scheduled to end, you can pull the HTML files off the web server to indicate that it’s closed. That said, there is a method to set a Start date and/or End date to a web survey that run on a Windows server.
There’s nothing worse than looking at a stack (or multiple stacks… or multiple multiple stacks!) of scannable forms and realizing you have a long road to travel before all the data has been collected. We know that feeling so we’ve come up with a few recommendations to cut down on the time spent scanning forms. Some good organization skills and common sense will get you through those stacks faster than you might think!
Writing survey questions is possibly the single most difficult task involved in any survey. Constructing good, clear questions is much more complex than it appears to anyone who has not done it. The following list provides some general suggestions on how to write – and avoid writing bad – questions.