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What are research surveys? There could be any number of reasons why you'd need to discover the attitudes and perceptions of a certain group of people. Maybe you need their opinion on a new product that's being released. If you're a manager, maybe you'd like to know how your subordinates feel about their positions in the company. This is where research questionnaires come in. They are an inexpensive yet highly effective means of attaining the information you need. If you need some help creating your first research survey, read through this Research Access article. QuestionPro offers you three different ways to create a survey:

1. Browse the survey template library;
2. Import a survey that you already have;
3. Start with a blank survey template.

QuestionPro is fully optimized for mobile environments as well, so you can easily create surveys using your smartphone or tablet.

Survey Development

With QuestionPro, you have three ways in which you can begin to create a survey:

1. Picking A Template: There is a huge template library that contains over 100 ready made surveys for you to customize and use. You can view the template library here and start creating research questionnaires.

2. Uploading: If you have questions or perhaps even a complete survey that you'd like to use, using Microsoft Word can easily upload them straight into the editor.

3. A Blank Survey: Starting with a blank survey template allows you to create a questionnaire from scratch. You can choose various question types as well and implementing scoring and logic.

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Examples Of Research Surveys

Research Surveys From QuestionPro
Human Resources

If you work in human resources, you'll need to gain several types of information about your employees, including whether they are qualified for a position or promotion, in addition to the level of job satisfaction.

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Customer Satisfaction

A manager or business owner should be very concerned about the opinions and attitudes of his or her customers. Knowing how they feel about the company, its employees and the products and pricing is very valuable information.

Marketing Surveys
Marketing

Any business focusing on releasing new products or services should definitely be gaining the opinions of potential future customers. This can save loads of time and money before a poor product is put on the market.

Academic Evaluation
Academic Evaluation

Anyone working in an academic environment such as a teacher or school administrator could gain from knowing the attitudes of the students who attend the school, in particular those in certain classes or curriculums.

Creating A Survey

All you need to start creating surveys is your own free QuestionPro account. We've added a short video showing the steps needed to begin making questionnaires:

Step 1: Create your own account;
Step 2: Click "Create A Survey" after you login;
Step 3: Choose how you'd like to begin your survey. You have three options, which include picking a template from the library, importing a survey you have, or just starting from a blank template.

Starting A Questionnaire

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Creating Research Questionnaires - Things To Remember

There are many great features provided by QuestionPro that allow you to create the perfect survey. You should ask yourself the following questions:

Creation

How big is the template library? Are there over 100 different survey templates to choose from that cover topics such as market research and customer service? If you have questions that you'd like to use, can you easily import them into the editor? What if you'd like to start from a blank template? Is there a bank of over 30 different question types to choose from? In addition, are you able to include logic or scoring?

With QuestionPro, you've got all of these features and more.

Delivery         

When you're done with your survey, in what ways are you able to deliver it? Can you easily import a giant list of email addresses for mass distribution to your respondents? Are you able to embed your survey into your website or blog using HTML code that's given to you? How about posting to social networks like Twitter or Facebook? Or perhaps you need to conduct a survey offline. Can you download an app to assist you in that? If you need respondents to take your survey, can you purchase a sample of participants with various demographics?

All of these options are available on QuestionPro, and a lot more.

Analysis

What features do you have when it comes to reporting? Are you able to see a real-time summary of the number of participants that viewed and completed your survey? Can you easily create an infographic or word cloud using your collected data? How about if you need to filter data, create cross tabs or perform trend analysis? Or maybe you need to download your data so that you can perform advanced analysis in programs like Excel or SPSS?

When you choose QuestionPro, you'll have access to all of these options and more.

Creation

How big is the template library? Are there over 100 different survey templates to choose from that cover topics such as market research and customer service? If you have questions that you'd like to use, can you easily import them into the editor? What if you'd like to start from a blank template? Is there a bank of over 30 different question types to choose from? In addition, are you able to include logic or scoring?

With QuestionPro, you've got all of these features and more.

Delivery         

When you're done with your survey, in what ways are you able to deliver it? Can you easily import a giant list of email addresses for mass distribution to your respondents? Are you able to embed your survey into your website or blog using HTML code that's given to you? How about posting to social networks like Twitter or Facebook? Or perhaps you need to conduct a survey offline. Can you download an app to assist you in that? If you need respondents to take your survey, can you purchase a sample of participants with various demographics?

All of these options are available on QuestionPro, and a lot more.

Analysis

What features do you have when it comes to reporting? Are you able to see a real-time summary of the number of participants that viewed and completed your survey? Can you easily create an infographic or word cloud using your collected data? How about if you need to filter data, create cross tabs or perform trend analysis? Or maybe you need to download your data so that you can perform advanced analysis in programs like Excel or SPSS?

When you choose QuestionPro, you'll have access to all of these options and more.

Research Questionnaires With QuestionPro

Making Questionnaires
Development

You have three options for survey creation with QuestionPro. You can import questions that you already have straight into the QuestionPro editor using Microsoft Word. Browse the QuestionPro template library for brainstorming ideas for survey questions, or just using a survey that you like. Start from scratch and build your survey from the ground up, selecting various question types and various customization options. In any survey you create, easily add branching, scoring and various levels of survey logic.

Survey Delivery
Distribution

You have many options for distributing surveys with QuestionPro. Using provided HTML, you can easily embed your survey into your website or blog. From within the QuestionPro interface, you can easily post to social media sites like Facebook or Twitter. If you need respondents to take your questionnaire, you can purchase a sample of participants directly from QuestionPro - they can include certain demographics as well, such as age range, location and gender. If you're attending a trade show or conference, you can download the QuestionPro App before hand to administer your survey offline.

Results Reports
Analysis

View your results in real-time with QuestionPro, that includes the number of those that completed your survey and the average time it took them to complete it. Create professional infographics and word clouds using data visualization tools from within the QuestionPro interface. Filter your data, perform trend analysis or TURF analysis and create cross tabs with your results. You can also export your results to bring into Excel or SPSS if you need more advanced analysis performed.

QuestionPro is the leader in creating research questionnaires

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