How to make Surveys more Fruitful?

To make Surveys more Fruitful is very challenging whether its online or offline. In offline surveys when an interviewer approaches a respondent often the respondent may agree to take the survey out of human courtesy or as he/she may find difficult to say a clear ‘No...’. In online scenario there are no social courtesies or pressures on the respondents. They either participate on their free will or they don’t. Secondly, ...

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What are the points you keep in mind while Framing Online Questionnaires?

In an Online Survey Format, as the questionnaire a self-administrated one and the respondent reads and fills it completely on his/her own without any direct human interaction/guidance, the questions needs to be phrased keeping in mind the ‘Target Respondent’ and not the ‘Interviewer’. Accordingly the questions not only need to be in a language that the respondents are comfortable in reading, comprehending and responding, but the choice of words and sentences ...

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How do you decide the Sample Size for an online survey?

Sample Size for an online survey is not a tough task but making relevant is. The sampling decision and process in any research is dependent on the level of population representation one is trying to achieve in that research, and on the level of analysis (segment depth of analysis) one wishes to do. The more finely one wants to make the sample represent the population and its various segments, the ...

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What is the percentage of error in an Online Survey? How does this compare with offline surveys?

Online and Offline Surveys are two different methodologies of administering questionnaires in a research. The error in research may not only be caused by errors/mistakes while administration of the surveys but also because of sampling error, data processing mistakes and analysis level mistakes. All these errors/mistakes are common to both methods. So the degree of errors in the two methods can vary only in the errors/mistakes made while administration of the ...

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How is an Online Survey different from an Offline Survey?

Online Surveys are different from Offline Surveys in their administration. While Offline Surveys are largely administered face-to-face by an interviewer in a land survey (where interviewer asks/reads out the questions verbally, the respondent replies verbally and the interviewer notes down the respondent’s answers). Online Surveys are mostly conducted online over the internet and are self-administering type (respondents reads and fills the questionnaire himself/herself). Read Also: 6 Tips that will help to Improve ...

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