Category Archive: Polls

The Difference Between Polls And Survey Questionnaires

Online survey questionnaires and online polls are both methods used to gather feedback from an audience or population. They are ways to ask questions to a group of people online without the restrictions of location, time zones or cost factors that you encounter with paper, telephone or face to face survey and poll taking. There are some fundamental differences between the two forms of feedback gathering which we have outlined below. Before you decide if you are doing to carry out a poll or survey questionnaire, read the distinguishing features of each method below and choose which best suits your needs. Questions Polls consist of one multiple choice question where the respondent can generally only select one answer. Although there is the option to allow multiple answers. A survey questionnaire can include a number of questions across wide range of question types, such as multiple choice, ratings, short and long[…]

Social Media – A Significant Online Survey Tool

Social media networks are an incredible survey tool that makes it possible for you to connect to people who share interests, behaviors and activities across political, economic, and geographic borders. In turn, these social media outlets can provide you with a huge pool of potential survey respondents. 72% of all internet users are now active on social media and on Facebook alone you are looking at over 1.2 billion users as of 2014. There are many ways that you can take advantage of social media to promote and distribute your survey. The 3 main benefits of this are: 1. Cheap, or even free, to distribute your survey 2. Access to people worldwide who are already interested in your business, institution or ideals. 3. Direct contact to your consumers, interested parties and also other businesses Furthermore, you can also utilize social media to build an effective online personality, which will increase[…]

10 Hacks To Make Your Online Surveys From Good to AMAZING (pt 2)

What are the keys to make your survey the best it can be? Here is the 2nd part to Obsurvey’s 10 hacks to take your survey from good…to amazing! If you missed the 1st part, you can read it here! 6. Whilst most of your energy should be used in the questions you ask, an often underestimated aspect of your survey is it’s visual impact on the respondent. Make your survey look inviting and eye catching to the user. Take advantage of survey customization by adding logos, branding colors or relevant images. Using a variety of question types (free-field, multiple choice-questions, rating scales) keeps the respondents attention. They will be more likely to think about their answers more fully rather than resorting to “automated answering mode”. Configure each question intuitively and apply a logical order to your questions. You want there to be continuity in your questions. If you need to[…]

10 Hacks To Make Your Online Surveys From Good to AMAZING (pt 1)

When executed correctly, survey research can provide highly reliable and useable data, and improve research return on investment (ROI). So with that in mind, what are the keys to make your survey the best it can be? Here are Obsurvey’s 10 hacks to take your survey from good…to amazing! SETTING OBJECTIVES 1. Your Objective First things first is to determine your objectives for your survey. You need to focus your questions by determining what are you trying to find out from your questions? Have focused clear objectives for your survey that are easily understood. Spend time to identify the how, who, what, when and why’s – for example: • Why are you making a survey? • Who do you want to ask? • What will you use the data for? • How will you conduct your survey? • When do you want it to be completed by? Their Objective Online[…]