The 411 on Survey Chapters

Survey Chapters allow you to organize related questions and pages into designated units or blocks that add more structure to your questionnaire. Instead of forcing respondents to go through page after page of random questions, survey authors can group like questions, so the survey flows better. The...read more

Tradeshows and the Voice of the Customer

As summer winds down and fall comes knocking there still are numerous tradeshows happening or on the near-horizon. These events are obvious candidates for sales and lead generation, but they can also be a cornerstone for voice of the customer efforts. There was a day when paper or postcard surveys...read more

Welcome to the Show

“Welcome to the show!” so the ringmaster said. We could also say welcome to the survey, and that would be the function of the welcome page in the Cvent online survey platform. The platform allows the researcher to create not only an invitation, but also a welcome and a thank you page. How...read more

20 Most Popular Posts of 2012

While we highlight the most popular posts from a given month in our newsletter, one of my favorite activities is to look back and see what posts were the most popular overall each year. Keeping with tradition, here's a look back across the 20 most popular posts of 2012!   Customer Loyalty Month: 25...read more

Knowing when to pull the trigger

The ability to respond in a timely fashion is one of the primary advantages of an online survey platform. Most projects do not have the level of sensitivity that customer satisfaction surveys do therefore in most cases immediate attention is not required. However, when assessing a customer’s level...read more

Are Two Heads Better Than One?

Two heads are better than one, but is this the case in survey research? When it comes to questionnaire design the trend has definitely been towards shorter is better. Lean questionnaires are the new chic. This trend certainly argues against the use of multiple measures of a construct which would...read more

Revisited: Executive Summary Report Writing Tips

Last Friday, National Tell a Story Day, inspired this month's Throwback Thrusday because survey reports and analysis is just that: Telling a Good (Compelling) Story. Whenever you tell a story, you have to start by setting the stage. The same is true with research reports whether you're working on...read more

Web Survey No-No's: One, Two, Three Strikes You're Out!

The sands of time work against survey researchers. This what brought to my mind this morning by a survey that my wife received. It was a typical customer satisfaction survey, but it has asked her to recall events that took place over eight months prior. The two things that took me aback about this...read more

Finishing Strong: A Story of Successful Complaint Handling

Follow through is the key to finishing strong. There have been many blog entries recently on the importance of customer service. The service we provide in support of our product(s) is as important as the product itself in fostering customer satisfaction. Take for example a recent hotel visit by a...read more

Hotel Satisfaction: Maximizing Customers' Experience

I was recently away on business and was impressed with how my hotel solicited customer feedback.  Here are some ideas for your hotel survey to ensure you get the most out of your customer feedback: The survey at the hotel was different than the one delivered to my email after my stay.The hotel,...read more
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