Posts by Andrea Fryrear

Accessibility Tips for Surveying an Aging Population

An increasing large proportion of Americans are climbing into the “over 65 years of age” bracket, which means that this demographic is becoming ever more interesting to researchers of all kinds. For nearly every discipline, this means they need to survey older adults regularly. Ph.D. candidate Kelly Quinn of the University of Illinois at Chicago…

New Survey Data Cleaning Tool

Before you start analyzing and acting on your survey data, you need to make sure it’s the highest possible quality. This is particularly true if you used a panel or incentives to collect your responses, as these audiences are more likely to speed through a survey to get their promised reward. Fortunately, SurveyGizmo offers a…

Control Survey Chaos With a Master Dashboard

The benefits of consistently collecting, analyzing, and acting on data are basically indisputable at this point in modern business evolution. Teams that can get that data out in the open and use it to make business decisions, however, are the ones making waves in their industries. The trouble is, collecting data within large enterprises —…

How to Manage Multiple SaaS Users & Teams (Without Driving Your Admins Crazy)

Most SaaS products like SurveyGizmo end up having more than one person using any given account.* It could be as simple as having one user who’s exclusively responsible for billing, plus someone who actually creates surveys; or you might have dozens of people collaborating on a single research project. Whatever the configuration, account administrators need…

How to Write Gender Questions for a Survey

When it comes to demographic survey data, gender and age are two of the most commonly asked questions. These basics are genuinely useful for analysts to slice and dice information. But the days of giving respondents only “Male” or “Female” as their gender options in surveys have long passed. The challenge for current users of…

Beginner’s Guide to Fonts and Colors for Survey Design

Survey design has a lot of moving parts. You have to word your questions carefully in order to avoid introducing bias, your response options need to cover all possible answers, and you need to make good use of logic to keep your response rates nice and high (and that’s just a few of many considerations)….

Combining Surveys and Salesforce: Now Easier Than Ever

Accurate, up-to-the-moment data is the lifeblood of CRMs like Salesforce. Without regularly updated information, sales and marketing efforts just won’t be as effective, and surveys are a quick and easy way to keep records current. SurveyGizmo has offered a direct integration to Salesforce for years, but as both platforms have evolved it became clear that…

5 Survey Terms Everyone Should Know

Like most professions, the world of data collection is full of jargon. Market researchers who spend years running complex projects can casually throw around sophisticated survey terms, but the rest of us need a little help from time to time. That’s why we’ve compiled this glossary of five common survey-related terms that may be a…

​​Interactive Survey Questions: Using Card Sort for Categorization

Using tried-and-true survey questions like radio buttons and open text fields can often get you the data you’re after, but sometimes you need a question type that offers a different kind of insight. Card Sort Questions, which we’re delighted to offer as a new question type in SurveyGizmo, can do just that. These engaging, highly…

Offline Surveys: How to Collect Data Without Internet Access

Creating offline surveys is an easy way to ensure you can collect data anywhere, anytime. Using this SurveyGizmo feature will allow you to collect data even in the remotest of regions or where an internet connection is not reliable. To ensure you can collect data whenever and wherever, there is some upfront planning required. In…