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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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Adding and editing questions

Posted: 29th April 2014

This page explains how to: Add questions to your survey. Preview, edit, move, copy and delete a question. Convert a question to a different question type. To access the  Survey builder, go to your Dashboard , locate your survey and click Design. Your Survey’s pages When you first create a survey, you’ll be presented with two blank pages. Page […]

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Multiple choice (single answer) questions

Posted: 12th May 2014

These question types are easy to set up and are the most frequent type of question in online surveys. They allow respondents to pick just one answer from a list of given options.  The “single answer” label refers to the number of answers that a respondent can select – for this question type a respondent […]

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Multiple choice (multiple answers) questions


Multiple choice (multiple answers) questions allow respondents to select one or several answers from a list using tick boxes. By default, all of the answers can be selected by a respondent.  However, this question type allows you (under the advanced options) to restrict the number of answers that a respondent can select.  This means that you […]

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Selection list questions


Selection list questions are similar to multiple choice (single answer) questions. They allow respondents to pick one answer from a drop-down list. They are useful where the list of answers is very long and wouldn’t be suitable to show all in one go. To create a selection list question: In the Survey builder, decide where […]

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Date/time questions

Posted: 1st May 2014

This question type asks respondents to enter a date in the format DD/MM/YYYY and/or time in the format HH:MM. If respondents have Javascript enabled in their browsers, they will also be able to enter the date using a date picker calendar. To create a date/time question: In the Survey builder, decide where you want to […]

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Scale/rank questions

Posted: 19th May 2014

The Scale/rank question type can be used to ask respondents whether they agree or disagree with a number of statements, to rate items on a scale, or to rank items in order of importance or preference, for example. With this question type you can create: Unipolar rating scales Likert scales Semantic differential scales Ranking questions […]

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Use the Theme builder to create your own survey theme

Posted: 2nd December 2018

Online Surveys comes with a set of standard themes to choose from, but you can create your own using the Theme builder. To use the Theme builder, go to the Design tab of your survey and click on Survey appearance in the left-hand menu. To create a new theme, click the Create new theme button. Using the Theme builder to […]

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