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Can the same computer be used to complete a survey multiple times?

Posted: 21st October 2015

Yes.  BOS does not prevent a survey from being completed many times on the same computer or from the same IP address. If you wish to restrict your survey so that only certain people can complete it, you can set this up yourself using survey access control.  You can set up an overall survey password, so that […]

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How do I export the respondent list?

Posted: 13th August 2015

If you have created a list of respondents using survey access control, you can export this list to: check that all of the details are correct. access the respondents’ personalised URLs. use the list as the source data for a mail merge. To export your respondent list: Locate your survey and click on Distribute. Click […]

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Respondent anonymity and BOS

Posted: 27th July 2015

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

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Common problems when importing or exporting respondents

Posted: 13th August 2015

This FAQ applies to surveys where you have chosen to enable survey access control and create a list of respondents. Note:  Files larger than 10Mb cannot be uploaded to BOS.  If your respondent list is very large, please split it into two or more files before attempting to import it, so that each file is less than 10Mb in […]

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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 BOS. Ensure […]

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Importing your respondent list

Posted: 24th September 2014

While it’s easy to add a few individual respondents to your survey access control list manually, if you have a long list of participants then it will be much quicker to import it. The respondent list has to be imported and exported as CSV (comma-separated values), a plain-text format which can be generated from (and imported into) a spreadsheet […]

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Changing respondent details

Posted: 21st May 2015

This Help page applies to surveys where survey access control has been enabled and a respondent list has been created. If you have discovered an error in your respondent list information, you can change this at any time, even while the survey is open. Note:  If you are capturing pre-populated information from your respondent list in the survey […]

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Deleting respondents from a respondent list

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This Help page applies to surveys where survey access control has been enabled and a respondent list has been created. You can delete respondents from your respondent list at any time.  Respondents can either be deleted individually or all at once. Please be aware that: Deleting respondents is a permanent action and there is no ‘Undo’ option. Respondent records […]

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Adding new respondents to an existing respondent list

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This Help page applies to surveys where survey access control has been enabled and a respondent list has been created.  If you have not yet set up a respondent list, please refer to our Help page on Controlling who can complete your survey. If you already have a respondent list and need to add to it, […]

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How do I construct personalised URLs for my respondents?

Posted: 23rd April 2015

If you have set up a respondent list using survey access control, BOS will construct personalised links for you.  The personalised links are generated when you export your respondent list. To export your respondent list: Locate your survey and click on Distribute. Click on  Survey access control. Click on  Export respondents. The exported respondent list includes an […]

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