Tips and Techniques for Creating your Survey #2

Here is part II of our post on design tips that’ll be useful to you during your survey creation 🙂

#6 Keep your overall survey short and to the point

Long story short-  keep your survey to a reasonable number of questions and pages. If you can do your survey in 50 questions instead of 60 or 8 instead of 10, why would you write those extra questions as a time waster for both you and for your participants?

#7 Be careful with question wording

Keep in mind that depending on your topic, your participants may not be as up to date on modern web lingo or idioms. So, to be most effective, use proper grammar and make sure to define terms that may not be known to your respondents.

#8 Tell your participants how long it will take to complete your survey

If your participants know before they begin the survey that it will take a certain amount of time to complete the survey, they will know whether or not they can complete it or if they have to wait and do it later.

#9 Make sure to proof read

Spelling and grammatical errors can not only lessen the legitimacy of your survey but also confuse your participants.

#10 Know how you are going to analyze the data

By knowing in advance what type of data you will need in order to do your analysis, you can create your survey in a way to get the correct format of responses.

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Aydin Mirzaee

Aydin is currently the Co-CEO of Fluidware where he spends his time focused on product strategy, marketing and growth for the company's FluidSurveys (http://fluidsurveys.com) and FluidReview (http://fluidreview.com) products. Aydin co-founded Fluidware in 2008 and since then it has grown to become a market leader with customers in over 80 countries.
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