Planning an Online Survey

Online survey research is a popular and widely used feedback method, which helps get real-time feedback for action-oriented results. Planning an online survey is a sequential step. Survey objectives decide the survey format, and the survey format dictates the question types that may be used, and the question types used to dictate the data analysis.

Determine the purpose of the survey

The first part is to determine the purpose of the survey, for example, clearly articulating why survey objectives and goals, what function they perform, and the benefits.

Defining survey objectives is a vital first step in the survey process. This is the place to start if you want to engage your survey respondents and elicit honest feedback to aid you in selecting the most nuanced decisions.

The survey aim is a broad survey statement’s primary purpose or outcome.

The survey’s objectives are stated, and measurable actions are employed to attain them. The goals serve as a guide for asking pertinent inquiries. For example, establishing the demographic characteristics of the survey group is often the main objective. If essential demographic questions are omitted from the survey, you will be unable to analyze the data and fall short of reaching the survey objective.

Create a survey questionnaire

A survey may have various open, closed, matrix tables and single- or multiple-response questions. Polls consistently show that most responders prefer quick multiple-choice questions. When crafting the questions, keep the language simple and prevent ambiguity or multiple negations. One benefit of doing an online survey is that participants are not obligated to answer irrelevant questions. Additional questions may be omitted depending on their replies using logic and pipelines, enhancing response rates.

Share your survey

A survey may be shared in various ways, including through a web link, email, or social media. For instance, after you’ve designed your survey, you can instantly email or publish a link to it directly from the share survey page in Survey Point.

Track your response

Once the survey is distributed, the researcher may also monitor response. This will aid in determining the survey’s completion rate. Additionally, one may encourage those who have not answered a survey.

Validation is a vital part of the survey as well. Survey Point includes numerous validation checks, such as skip and logic checks, to guarantee that responses are in the proper format.

Analyze the results

Visualize your data using charts and graphs; this enables you to reference your results in reports quickly. Additionally, you may use text analysis and word clouds to uncover common responses to open-ended questions. Additionally, you may export the data as a spreadsheet for further analysis. With online surveys, data is gathered promptly, enabling you to begin analyzing the results immediately. In most cases, preliminary results are accessible while the poll is still running.

Share the result 

While increasing response rates to surveys is an art form, so is interpreting the data in a way that enables you to translate it into actionable insights. Further, after all the work you put into getting consumers to complete your survey, the last thing you want to do is let all that critical data go to waste because you took the results at face value and neglected to organize them into a survey report properly.

The survey report is a document that summarises and objectively presents the data collected during the survey. The report summarises all of the collected data. One can also use The Survey Point to create a dashboard and report to share with a broader audience.

Kultar Singh – Chief Executive Officer, Sambodhi

Kultar Singh