Category Archives: Survey Research Services

How to Choose a Survey Incentive

How to Choose a Survey Incentive

Providing survey incentives can significantly increase your response rate; however, it can also quickly drain your survey budget. So, don’t spend your resources aimlessly! Check out our list of the five elements to consider in choosing the most appropriate incentive for your survey and make sure you get the quality data your research needs. Budget […]

Tips in Creating Survey Prenotification Letters

Tips in Creating Survey Prenotification Letters

Many researchers have found that prenotification mailings can increase the effectiveness of surveys. Prenotification mailings are used for initial contact with survey participants, not only in the mail survey but also in other survey modes, like telephone and online surveys. The use of prenotification ensures that respondents don’t unintentionally ignore or disregard the survey. Moreover, […]

5 Reasons Why People Answer a Survey

5 Reasons Why People Answer a Survey

So why would someone participate in your research? What do people hope to gain in return for spending their valuable time and effort responding to your survey? These are vital questions you need to answer before you send out your mail survey. Focusing on your target respondents is essential to attain your desired response rate. […]

How to Avoid Over-Surveying Customers

Customer surveys are one of the best ways to learn about your organization’s products, services, strengths, and weaknesses. Unfortunately, doing a survey too often can lead to frustration and annoyance from your customers. Consequently, there is an increased likelihood of a decline in survey response rate, value, and integrity of the data you gather. To […]

Effects of Badly Worded Survey Questions  

In questionnaire design text, it is both important that question-wording should express what is being measured, and that appropriate response options are provided. However, there are times the latter is overlooked, and a mismatch occurs between the question wording and response options. So, the big question is, how detrimental are these mismatches? Below, we discuss […]

What Survey Mode is Best for My Project

While there are many tools available for data collection, surveying is one of the most commonly used. Surveying is essentially a research method used to gather data from a sample of people to generalize results to a larger population and gain insights on various topics. Questionnaires are used in asking people for information in a […]

What is a Likert Scale and How to Create One

What is a Likert Scale

Are you interested in finding out what you can use to measure questions that are neither agreed nor disagreed? A Likert scale can help you measure attitudes and opinions with a greater degree of nuance than simple binary questions, which offer only two answer options. Please read our blog post to learn what is a […]

What’s the Difference Between Qualitative Research and Quantitative Research?

To understand a problem, large or small scale, both high quality and relevant data are needed. If you’re a researcher, you’ll have to collect this data using Qualitative Research or Quantitative Research methods. Without a solid understanding of the difference between qualitative and quantitative research, you risk using a less suitable method of data collection, […]

3 Tips to Streamline Your Survey Return Schedule

Survey Return Schedule

Are you looking to streamline your Survey Return Schedule? Check out three tips for you to optimize the timing and management of your survey returns: Set an Appropriate Time Window, Don’t Jump the Gun on Subsequent Mailings, and Minimize Post Office Delays.

8 Common Survey Bias Errors and How to Avoid Them

SURVEY BIAS ERRORS

When done correctly, surveys are the golden key in social science research – helping us uncover the attitudes and behaviors of a target population like no other platform. As with all scientific research, however, they are susceptible to bias. Bias is a sneaky, subtle characteristic that can creep into any part of your research in […]

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