Dave Vannette is a contributor to the Qualtrics blog.
Articles written by Dave Vannette
How to label response scale points in your survey to avoid misdirecting respondents
Have you ever been following navigation instructions while driving and wished that an instruction or street sign would’ve been more clear or specific? Maybe you couldn’t tell in time which lane le...
Survey Straightlining: What is it? How can it hurt you? And how to protect against it.
Straightlining. It’s the bane of survey writers. It happens when your respondents rush through your survey clicking on the same response every time and it’s a serious threat to data quality. Mo...
Using Attention Checks in Your Surveys May Harm Data Quality
Thinking of checking up on respondent attention mid-survey to make sure that you’re getting good data? Think again. In this article, we highlight how new findings from our Qualtrics Methodology L...
Why Using Grid Questions Is Probably Hurting Your Data
Even for experienced researchers, intuition about survey design often runs counter to best practices outlined in survey methodology literature. One of the question types that we see used in web survey...
Biased data are bad data: How to think about question order
The order in which you ask questions can make a huge difference in your data. If you’re not careful, you can inadvertently anchor your respondents and bias your data. And no one wants that. A cla...
Why including “don’t know” responses is hurting your survey data
One of the more common mistakes survey writers make is including a “don’t know” or “no opinion” response. Doing so provides an easy way for respondents to avoid engaging with the subject of ...
The future of employee experience: 22 predictions for 2022
What lies ahead for employee experience (EX) in 2022? We asked our team of XM Scientists and employe...
What employers need to know about the OSHA COVID vaccine mandate
OSHA has formally issued its COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandate. Here’s how organizations can co...
New research finds employees are ready to return to pre-pandemic levels of business travel
In the months (and months) following March 2020, the pandemic put so many parts of life on hold. Out...