Friday, July 9, 2010

How to make a free online survey

There are a number of free online survey tools on the market, but Google Forms and SurveyMonkey tend to stand out as most commonly used.

Google Forms
Google Forms is part of Google Documents - here are full written instructions about how to set up a survey in Google Forms.

SurveyMonkey is a free tool that allows you to develop a survey of up to 10 questions. If you want advanced features such as export of results, you have to pay a fee. This tool also requires you to set up an account. Instructions for using SurveyMoney can be found in the written tutorials.

Which is best?
The best advice I can give is that you have a play with each tool and decide which is best according to your own particular needs. I think it is easier to set up a survey in SurveyMonkey but I prefer Google Forms because it allows you to have more than 10 questions and exports results into a database ready for analysis.


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