View or Export Open-Ended Responses (e.g. Comments)

If your survey has open-ended questions, such as one-line comment bars, comment boxes, or “if other, please specify”, you may want to view all of those in one place or export them to PDF or Word to distribute. There are several different ways to do this, depending on the report you wish to use: See […]

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Display a (Text) Message in Your Survey

SurveyMethods allows you to choose from over 20 different question types for your survey. Sometimes you simply want to insert text in your survey, such as to provide instructions or additional information to respondents. To do so, you can use the Message Display question type. From the survey design interface, click Insert New Question where […]

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Add an Image or Photo to Your Survey

SurveyMethods allows you to choose from over 20 different question types for your survey. The Image question type makes it easy for you to embed an image into your survey so you can provide information to respondents or get feedback on the image. You can insert an image by using the Image question type when […]

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Embed a Video or Audio File Into Your Survey

SurveyMethods recently added two new question types – Video and Audio. These question types allow you to embed a video or audio file into your survey, which you can then ask questions about. We’ll cover these two question types separately below. Both of these will be added from the survey design menu, which can be […]

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Customize Survey Button, Instruction, and Help Texts

If you want to customize any of the button, instruction or help texts on your surveys in SurveyMethods, you can do so with SurveyMethods’ Language Packs feature. The built-in language packs allow you to change the language but you can also create custom language packs allowing you to customize the English (or any other language) […]

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Exporting Data as Numerical Values to Upload to Statistical Software

When you export your data to Excel, you can export the actual data or you can choose to export your data as numerical values. When you choose the Export Numerical Data option, the system converts answer options to numerical values. This concept is best explained with an example. Our sample survey contained this question: Exporting […]

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Manually Close Survey or Reopen Previously Launched Survey

You can toggle the status of your survey between Closed and Live by using the link in the Status column of the My Surveys page: Note that Closed surveys can only be taken Live if they have previously been launched at least once. Any Live survey can be toggled to Closed but you will be […]

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