BOS - Online Surveys

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The components of a respondent list ADVANCED

A respondent list contains 14 fields. These are:

  • Username (This is the only information that must be supplied to create a respondent list).
  • Password.
  • Email.
  • Token.
  • 10 fields, named x1-x10, which can contain pre-populated data as required by the survey author.

respondent list

These fields are explained in more detail below.

Usernames:

  • must be supplied by the survey author to create a respondent list.
  • must be unique.
  • are limited to 100 characters.
  • can use any character (including spaces and non-Latin characters).
  • are used to access the survey, in combination with the respective password.

Passwords:

  • can either be supplied by the survey author, or will be generated automatically by BOS if left blank.
  • do not have to be unique.
  • are limited to 100 characters.
  • can use any character (including spaces and non-Latin characters).
  • are used to access the survey, in combination with the respective username.
  • Passwords that are auto-generated by BOS contain letters and numbers (no spaces or other characters) and are between 7 and 13 characters long.

Email addresses:

  • can be left blank.
  • must be in a valid format (eg name@domain.ac.uk).
  • do not have to be unique.
  • are limited to 100 characters.
  • are used by the BOS email facility to send survey invitations and reminders.

Tokens:

  • can either be supplied by the survey author, or will be generated automatically by BOS if left blank.
  • must be unique.
  • are limited to 100 characters.
  • should only contain alpha-numeric characters, underscores or hyphens (no spaces).
  • are used to generate personalised URLs for survey respondents to access the survey.

x1-x10:

  • can be left blank.
  • can only contain information if the parameter has been assigned to a question in the survey.
  • are limited to 255 characters.
  • can use any character (including spaces and non-Latin characters).
  • are used to provide responses to pre-populated questions.