Create, Collect, and Analyze Surveys and Web Forms

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WISCO Survey - Create New Surveys

This selection is used to create a new survey. When you start a new survey, you need to create a new question file. The question file can include up to 100 questions with text response choices. Some survey questions can have multiple parts. The survey question file also includes the survey title, optional subtitles, and instructions for your recipients to use to complete the survey. Longer surveys tend to discourage potential respondents.

Project Folder

When you create a new survey, you are asked for the name of the new project folder. It makes sense to save different surveys and the responses in different folders. The folders will also help you organize reports, charts, and HTM files in the related folders. Multiple surveys in the same folder can lead to confusion. You can select the folder by highlighting the folder name. You can add a sub folder by adding your new sub folder name to the top edit box. The project folder that is created and saved will be used for open and save file dialogs The survey questions (the SVP file), default chart settings (the wsurvey.cht file) and the recorded responses (the DBF and DBT files) are kept in the project folder. The SVP, DBF, and DBT files all use the same filename. The web survey htm file, scripts, reports, htm files, and saved charts should all be kept in this project folder. New project folders can be created with this selection.

When you save your question file, you will enter the new survey question filename. The survey question filename uses the file-extension '.SVP'. In the event that you do not add the filename extension, WISCO Survey will do it for you. You can create as many surveys as needed and save each survey under it's own filename. The next time you want to use the question file you have created with this menu selection, you will use the Re-open Survey menu selection.

The survey question file you create can be used to conduct the exact same survey with a printed questionnaire, over the telephone, or on the web.

The Question and response text can be edited after responses have been entered. You can not change the number of questions, or the question type, or delete any text choices after any responses have been entered.

The Question Types and Design Menu chapters describe entering question text, choices, and individual question options.