Sound survey data makes your research conclusions stronger and more compelling, providing direct evidence to support or refute your claims. By using research questionnaires, academics can test hypotheses about attitudes and behaviours in a range of domains: business, politics, health, or any other programme of research.
Sending surveys online makes it easy to reach more respondents, and eliminates the hassle of entering data from a pencil and paper survey, saving you both time and money. And with a paid SurveyMonkey plan, your data can be downloaded directly to Excel or SPSS.
For longitudinal research, repeated survey measures can help you establish a baseline and track changes over time. Want to research the long-term impact of public health awareness programmes, economic policy, energy practices, and more on specific groups of people? Use surveys to obtain baseline data and regular updates over time.
With some of our paid plans, we also offer tools that calculate statistical significance for your survey results, using a standard 95% confidence level. This makes it easy to see segment one group’s answers from another group’s answers to see if the results are reliably different, which helps you with your data analysis. We also offer several data export tools, so you can look at your results in Excel, SPSS, and other formats.
Surveys are a great tool for reaching a wider audience. Here are some ways surveys can help you affordably reach more people whose ideas and opinions you want.
Use surveys to develop a deeper understanding of different stages in child development, family and school relationships, educational outcomes, the learning environment, student satisfaction, and more. Learn more.
Correlate attitudes and approaches of specific population groups with perspectives on a range of experiences and issues from social networking to media consumption, political views to social identity, and more.
Use SurveyMonkey Audience for help in reaching the target audiences for your research, and build relevant, real-world data into your research proposals or business plans.
Conducting original primary research is a core component of your PhD. Using surveys will add credence and credibility to your dissertation.
When surveying staff, students, parents, or your administration, keep the following survey guidelines in mind to ensure you collect reliable, actionable data.
Plan out the goal of your survey before you start creating it. Be mindful of survey takers’ time and write clear questions. Generally, your survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.
Before launching a larger project, it’s a good idea to send a shorter survey with more open-ended questions to obtain rich qualitative data. It can help you resolve any inconsistencies or unexpected interpretations of questions before launching your project to your entire audience.
What’s the best way to reach the people you want to survey? Via mail or email? Are they regular Internet users? Do they use smartphones? Are they on social networks? With this information, you can obtain your sample quicker, cheaper, and easier.
Here are some ways in which you can use surveys to support specific areas of study and academic research.
Explore patient demographics, behaviours, access to healthcare, community outreach programmes, and more. SurveyMonkey has an extensive selection of healthcare survey questions for you to drag and drop into your survey.
Use surveys to gather information from research subjects about lifestyle habits and overall wellbeing.
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Here are some ideas to ensure that respondents will answer your surveys.
If your survey is short and sweet, there's a greater chance that more respondents will complete it.
Little incentives like small discount or an entry into a drawing can help ensure respondents complete your survey.
With SurveyMonkey Audience, you can purchase access to an audience who meets specific demographic criteria for your survey. It's a great way to get targeted responses from a specific group.