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Respondent anonymity and online surveys

Posted: 27th July 2015

Online surveys is designed to protect respondent anonymity.  Online surveys does not use cookies for survey completion and external tracking software such as Google Analytics is not supported on online surveys.  Additionally, you cannot access any information about respondents’ IP addresses. However, the anonymity of survey responses ultimately depends on the survey design decisions you make. […]

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Controlling who can complete your survey

Posted: 19th May 2014

For additional survey security and monitoring you can use survey access control to set up a list of individual respondent details (instead of an overall survey password). This will: Let you create personalised survey links for your respondents (or issue respondents with usernames and passwords, if preferred). Allow you to email the survey links to your respondents straight from online surveys. […]

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Providing limited access to results data

Posted: 30th March 2015

If you are a member of an Organisation account, online surveys allows you to provide limited access to results data to other users.  This may be necessary or desirable where you want to: protect the anonymity of your respondents; restrict access to sensitive or personal data; and/or provide a user with only the information that is […]

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Can I see partial or incomplete responses?

Posted: 20th March 2015

No.  You can only see a survey response after the respondent has clicked on the Finish button on the penultimate page of your survey.  Partial / incomplete / unfinished survey responses cannot be accessed. If you wish to know how many times your survey has been accessed but not completed, and/or you would like to […]

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Anonymising your response data

Posted: 23rd September 2014

Whether hidden or not, pre-populated questions are treated in the same way as any other survey responses and are included in the summary of your Analyse page. Here you can, for example, compare response rates, set up filters to group responses by categories (e.g. different departments or regions), or cross-tabulate responses given by different groups […]

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How can I control who completes my survey?

Posted: 16th May 2014

You can use Survey access control to restrict participation in your survey by: Setting up a survey password: only people who have the password can complete the survey. This basic protection does not prevent respondents from making multiple entries. Setting up a respondent list with unique credentials for each respondent.  Respondents then access the survey […]

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Pre-population – Constraints and considerations

Posted: 8th October 2015

There are restrictions on the way that pre-population parameters can be used in a survey, and there are also survey design aspects that you should consider when using pre-population parameters.  Some of these are listed below: Constraints Only certain question types can be used for pre-population Pre-population parameters can only be assigned to: Free text […]

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