Topic: survey tips


An Introduction to MaxDiff Analysis & Design

This is a guest post by Tim Daly, an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Zayed University, Dubai. You can reach Tim directly via email at tim.daly@zu.ac.ae and on Twitter @tmdalyu Hidden away at the bottom of the Matrix Table in the survey question options is the MaxDiff question type. This low-key entrance belies the usefulness and […]

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5 Common Errors in the Research Process

Designing a research project takes time, skill and knowledge. With Qualtrics survey software, we make the survey creation process easier, but still you may feel overwhelmed with the scope of your research project. Here are 5 common errors in the research process: 1. Population Specification This type of error occurs when the researcher selects an […]

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Demographic Survey Questions that Yield Valuable Insights

Have you ever noticed how television commercials change based on the program you’re watching? You wouldn’t expect to see a children’s toy commercial late at night, beer commercials during Saturday morning cartoons, or a sports figure during afternoon soap operas. Smart advertisers use demographics to target commercials in order to get the most bang for […]

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Create A Survey With These 4 Common Sense Tips

Creating online surveys is as much an art as it is a science. It involves attention to detail in the design and flow of your survey questionnaire. Creating an effective survey that yields actionable insights can be difficult, but with the right how-to advice, it doesn’t have to be. Effective survey design and flow gives […]

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How to Write Good a Questionnaire

The written questionnaire is the heart and soul of any survey research project. Most companies are not able to see the customer’s buying experience the way they can see them walk around a physical store, so gathering that data through online questionnaires is imperative. Otherwise you’re shooting in the dark. The way you design your […]

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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 Lab are helping us to revisit and refine advice that is commonly given to survey researchers, namely the use of attention check questions to ensure […]

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Two More Tips for Asking Sensitive Survey Questions

How you ask survey questions can make or break your data, and if you’re asking questions about sensitive topics, how you ask becomes even more critical.   When answering questions about sensitive topics – such as sexual activity or drug use – people tend to give what they perceive to be a socially acceptable answer, instead […]

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Three Ways to Show Your Respondents That You Appreciate Them

What were you grateful for this Thanksgiving? Each year I remind myself to be thankful for my survey respondents, who donate their time and give me valuable data for relatively little in return.   A survey is a touch point between your organization and a group of people that you are interested in knowing more about. This […]

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