It’s back! How to Avoid the Top Crimes in Customer Survey Design

Back in March we hosted our Crimes in Survey Design webinar. And since we had an overwhelming amount of interest, we are now partnering with Omega to host this webinar again with more of a ‘customer’ survey focus. About this webinar: Survey research is about asking the right questions of the right...read more

Top 15 Blog Posts of 2013

I can’t believe 2013 is almost over! There are so many great blogs that we’ve posted over the past 12 months, that I wanted to keep up with tradition and give all of our readers a recap of the most popular blog posts of 2013! Enjoy! Samples at Random Sometimes being random is exactly what your...read more

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

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

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

Level I Evaluations: Items Selection and Piloting

In the last blog on Level 1 Evalations, we looked at different scales that can be used in creating a survey. Here let us consider some of the characteristics the items on the scales need to have so that the respondents can answer the survey effectively. “Items” means the “questions” or “statements”...read more

Revisited: The 6 Steps of the Market Research Process

A few years ago, I wrote a post titled, Market Research Process: 6 Steps to Project Success. It's one of those posts that is constantly one of the most viewed posts on the blog. Because it's one of the most popular posts of all time, I think it's time to give it a refresh. So for our first Throwback...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

BOWLSR Continued: Minimizing Survey Errors

In a previous post I began exploring a model created by Survey Health Care for minimizing errors that can occur between a written questionnaire and its online counterpart. Jerry Arbittier, in an article in the October 2011 issue of Quirk’s outlines his model known as BOWLSR. Blank screen (B), order...read more
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