This summer marks the birth of a new survey question type: sliders! Sliders are an engaging and interactive type of survey question. How it works? The respondent clicks a button and drags or slides it along a horizontal line indicating their positive or negative feeling towards a certain statement or question.
Survey email notifications enable you to take action more quickly. They started out as quick, internal call-outs to yourself, colleagues, management, … You are informed straight away when a respondent answers in a certain way so you can immediately follow up on their feedback. Your (perhaps not so satisfied) customer would be so impressed by the speed of your actions he would instantly turn into a promoter.
Your survey response rate is one of the determining factors of statistically significant results. The higher the response rate the lower the margin of error, which can only benefit the confidence level of your subsequent decisions and actions. So it’s fair to say that keeping an eye on your response rates is good practice.
Have you noticed? We added 2 new columns to the charts for matrix questions: average and median.
You were always able to see the general average and median for the entire matrix question in the legend below each matrix chart. This was already very useful data. But sometimes you just need to dig in deeper.
To get high response rates your surveys and emails must be appealing, and match your company’s branding. Adding your logo increases recognizability, adding an image of an incentive, increases click-through and completion rates. You may want to show a series of ads or packaging and ask respondents what they think.
You’ve done all the preliminary work. You’ve thought long and hard about all the questions you needed to ask as well as what you want to do with the results afterwards.
Your survey turned out to be a big success. Everyone even took the opportunity to provide additional comments everywhere you asked for them.
Responsive design is being talked about, and it’s no surprise. People are going mobile more and more, which is why you need to consider mobile surveys.
For that reason we’ve already made sure that our surveys are mobile device friendly. They can be filled out with the same ease on any device.
As an enterprise survey tool, we prove time and time again security is our top priority. Our default SSL encryption and 2-step verification is a testament of our commitment to our users’ security. Today, we add an extra layer of security to downloads and exports from CheckMarket.
When you export data from CheckMarket, a URL is generated which gives access to the file. The transfer itself is secured by https, but if someone could get the URL, for instance if your computer was hacked and sending info to someone else, they too could get the data. This is no longer the case. Now, all URLs to downloads require an authenticated user with access to the specific survey. Our feature to share results with others (not CM users), is protected too and requires a password to access the results.
Our users have always had the option of using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to create a secure encrypted connection between their computer and CheckMarket. If it is now turned on by default for all users and all surveys.
What is SSL (or HTTPS)?
SSL verifies the identity of a company (CheckMarket) over the internet with a certificate authority. If everything checks out, CheckMarket and your computer establish an initial connection called a handshake. During the handshake the connection will determine which kind of encryption or scrambling it will use. The agreement created during the handshake is used to set up a secure connection between CheckMarket and your computer, called a Secure Socket Layer (SSL). Now the connection between CheckMarket and your computer is secure, and not at risk from third party infiltration.
The response rate of a survey is important, but as researchers, we often use only fully completed surveys. That means we need to get people to take the time to reach the end of a survey. While there is lot of talk about gamification and other high-end solutions, as is often the case, the devil is in the detail. We have always worked hard to keep page-load times down in our survey tool. If a respondent feels a survey takes too long to load between pages, they are gone. We have also worked hard to make our surveys mobile friendly.