Survey Tools for Your Research

The ever-increasing number of online survey tools available make designing, circulating, and processing questionnaires relatively easy. With a shift to online interaction for research and teaching, the need for quality online survey tools is greater than ever.

Some resources for you…

Survey Tools (Thing 17 from 23 Research Things blog)

University of Melbourne staff and research students have access to two high-quality tools: Qualtrics and REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture). The two survey tools offer different ways of creating and hosting online surveys and both have different sets of features and capabilities. In this short post the two tools are discussed and compared, and links to resources to help get you started are provided.

Surveys for Your Research: Introduction to Qualtrics

Watch this webinar to learn about: potential uses for Qualtrics, creating a new survey, constructing questions, survey flow and conditional logic, collaboration, distribution options, data and analysis options, and where to get online resources and support.

This video was created as a part of Researcher Connect – an online program of digital tools and skills for University of Melbourne researchers that ran from 9 June – 3 July 2020. Visit the Researcher Connect website for more information and resources. Brought to you by the University Library (Scholarly Services) and Research Computing Services in collaboration with Research Platforms teams and others in the University’s diverse research community.

Other Research Things that may be of interest:

23 Research Things is a program of 23 blog posts that highlight digital tools to support the research activities of academics and graduate students. Guest bloggers share their expertise on a set of research tools or topics, and outline why and how these might be integrated into practice. Guests include researchers, technologists, data scientists, and librarians. Subscribe to the 23 Research Things mailing list for a weekly email to ensure you don’t miss a post.

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