Web-Based Survey Support


The department of statistics through the SCC supports survey based research by maintaining a GOLD SurveyMonkey (Enhanced security (SSL)) account. All survey data are stored on a password protected "Ldrive" and  staff  with access to the account are required to sign a confidentiality consent form [CCF]

Alternatively, GVSU Qualtrics Survey Software is available to all GVSU faculty/staff/students as a site license, centrally funded. Qualtrics is a web-based survey creation, collection, and analysis software tool. Can be used for the creation of open surveys, targeted (panel) surveys, and open polling. 

The protocol for supporting survey-based research is as follows:

  • Client to contact the statistical consulting center by completing the form at this link :MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

  • Client to meet with SCC staff to go over draft survey instrument.

  • Client to provide a revised set of questions electronically to enable copying/pasting into the web browser.

  • Client to specify/explain any special skip logic between questions/pages in the survey instrument.

  • SCC staff help setup/design survey online using SurveyMonkey OR GVSU Qualtrics Survey Software Information and provide the link to client for review and recommend corrections as appropriate.

  • SCC staff provide the live SurveyMonkey OR GVSU Qualtrics Login link to client for distribution to their target sample/population.

  • SCC staff provide client  the SurveyMonkey OR GVSU Qualtrics Login link to download the survey results when data collection period expires.

  • SCC staff offer client the option of assisting with data analysis.

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Page last modified August 13, 2019