Survey Crime: Leading the Respondent

The purpose of a survey is to gather opinions, thoughts, viewpoints, etc., not for you to include your personal bias and try persuade the respondent to answer a certain way. If you include loaded or leading questions, your data can be easily skewed and the accuracy of your results will be...read more

Overcoming Obstacles [TED Inspired]

I came across this article on LinkedIn, Just Keep Swimming Part 1: Obstacles, about getting over burnout. Scott Hooks was inspired by Diana Nyda's record-breaking swim from Cuba to Flordia. Unlike Soctt, I'm not an entrepreuner. I don't run a startup. But I do understand that burnout feeling at the...read more

The Value of an Anonymous Survey

Gathering employee feedback as we all know is extremely important. It can provide insights into what motivates our employees, what impedes their growth, what they love/hate, how they feel about the office environment, benefits, etc. Employee surveys come in all shapes and sizes, but there’s one...read more

Survey Crime: Failure to Respect the Respondent’s Time

Crafting the perfect survey is an art and there are many elements you need to be conscious about while designing your surveys, including respecting your respondents’ time. If you create a survey that consumes too much time and effort on the respondent’s behalf it can lead to poor quality data,...read more

The Worst Survey Crime

There are many crimes that can take place when designing a survey, but there’s one crime that’s worse than any others. If you commit this crime, there’s no real benefit to even conducting a survey (whether it be market research, an employee or customer survey, a training evaluation, etc.). What is...read more

Balancing Competing Demands

As a Libra it is fairly easy for me to visualize the need for balance. As someone who practices consumer and B2B market research, I can also see this same need in my professional work. Although I am by no means a professional counselor it has become apparent to me that in order to achieve a balanced...read more

Webinar Q&A: Crimes in Survey Design

Last Thursday, I hosted the Crimes in Survey Design webinar. We had many great questions come in that we unfortunately did not have time to get to, but have answered below! If you missed the webinar or would like to watch it again, the recording is available here. What is the ideal rating scale: 5...read more

Customers Keep No Secrets

In this day and age, customers keep no secrets—word spreads like rapid fire, fueled by social media and technology. A 2013 Customer Rage Study found that since 2011, the percentage of dissatisfied customers who rant about poor customer service on social-networking sites has almost doubled, from 19...read more

Registration is Open: Crimes in Survey Design [Webinar]

Survey research is about asking the right questions of the right people at the right time. If we can check off these three boxes then the likelihood of delivering action oriented information increases significantly. However, impediments to good survey design are on every corner. Understanding the...read more

Raise your Survey Response Rates

Organizations use surveys to achieve many different goals. Whether they want to measure employee satisfaction, conduct market research, administer training assessments or gauge customer satisfaction, a well-executed survey is an important business tool for making more informed decisions. However,...read more
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