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Surveys…. and Monkeys! by ifyouonlyreadonethingthisweek
October 12, 2007, 3:28 pm
Filed under: If you have 30 mins, Management, organizational learning, Time management

Some of us groan when a survey monkey link turns up in our inboxes. Others of us like the distraction! For me, it really depends on the quality of the questions – are they relevant, easy to understand AND easy to answer? The advantage of tools like survey monkey is that they make it possible for anyone to send a survey. The disadvantage of these tools is that they make it possible for anyone to send a survey!!  Too many surveys are put together without thinking about how the questions are worded and are also never tested. This is frustrating for anyone trying to respond but even more frustrating for the people who are doing the survey when they get misleading or un-useful information back. Help is at hand though from the “Monkey Team” at survey monkey. They have put together a set of guidelines on Smart Survey Design I recommend it for anyone when they next come to put a survey together.


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