The signature question lets the online survey respondents add their digital signature in the questionnaire. The digital signature can be added via the touchpad or touch screen of a device such as a tablet, laptop, mobile phone, or an iPad.
If you have your digital signature stored in the system, you can simply exercise the drag and drop option to attest your signature. In some cases, if acceptable, you can also use your email signature in surveys.
The signature question comes in handy if you are doing in-person surveys or running questionnaires on the field. You can gather answers or choices from the respondents, input them as answered, and get their signatures via touch screen or mouse. This helps if you are on the field and need to collect more responses in a shorter amount of time.
Consider you are writing a recommendation for your friend or colleague. It is an online form, but you need to authenticate too. You can simply provide your digital signature. Another example can be signing a lease form. If you are unable to do it personally for some reason, you can sign it online; federal and private institutions trust digital signatures.
While there are many advantages to signature questions, some of the big ones are:
Authenticity: If you are conducting mass surveys outside malls, theatres, or anywhere else in the field, this question type comes in handy. It lends instant and absolute credibility to all the responses that you’ve gathered.
No reporting of false data: Since the signature question type lets you input survey respondents’ digital signature, it takes out the risk of data being fudged. With the signatures, you can clearly correlate and compare the number of responses. This essentially comes in handy when survey supervision is low in on-field assignments.
Faster data collection: When doing market research assignments, such as product launches, this question type plays a key role in speeding up the process. You can gather inputs from respondents, put them in the system, and have them sign in the end to complete the survey.
To learn how to use this survey feature, check out our help file on the signature questions.