A Free Alternative to Survey Monkey


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  • A new one polljoy.com - looks not bad. Has custom UI and lots of advanced options. Has free account. Will the the API and see....
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  • Hi Guys,

    There plenty of great free services out there in the market at the moment. We picked up the main issues:
    - Very limited features
    - Very few responses allowed on the free tier
    - Exceptionally difficult to use
    - No branding :(

    We have been developing what we believe to be the most awesome survey tool around - www.SuperSimpleSurvey.com

    Basically, the free tier has all the awesome features (nothing is limited), and you can get 150 responses before needing to upgrade.

    Hope that makes some of your lives easier :)

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  • Smart Survey has a free account that is less restricted. The interface is similar to Survey Monkeys too.

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  • Also try Rational Survey - it’s fast and easy 2 use. Plus has a far more enerous free account.
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A Free Alternative to Survey Monkey

  1. 1. by Fred Rodriguez [email_address] Texas AgriLife Extension Service A Free Alternative to Survey Monkey
  2. 2. Pupose of this Session <ul><li>To demonstrate the use of the World Wide Web to collect information and enable and encourage session attendees to develop their own on-line mechanisms. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For Surveys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For Forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Registration, Demographics etc.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For Tests </li></ul></ul>06/03/09 Fred Rodriguez
  3. 3. Free Survey Systems <ul><li>Survey Monkey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited to 10 Questions per survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited to 100 Responses per survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited to 15 Prebuilt Themes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No Skip Logic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No Custom Logos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$19.95 / month (up to 1000 responses per month .05 per survey response over 1000) </li></ul></ul>06/03/09 Fred Rodriguez
  4. 4. Free Surveys (Continued) <ul><li>Free Online Surveys </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited to 20 questions per survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited to 50 responses per survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited to 10 days to run survey </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Question Pro </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited to 100 responses per survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited to 2 surveys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$15 per month (Non Profit Waiver for 1 year) </li></ul></ul>06/03/09 Fred Rodriguez
  5. 5. Reasonably Priced Survey systems <ul><li>Zoomerang </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Non Profit or Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 year $350 </li></ul></ul></ul>06/03/09 Fred Rodriguez
  6. 6. Survey/Form/Quiz <ul><li>No limits on number of surveys, number of questions or number of responses </li></ul><ul><li>Fairly powerful </li></ul><ul><li>Fairly easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Fairly flexible and customizable </li></ul><ul><li>Fairly secure </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to reuse questions </li></ul><ul><li>Predefined questions </li></ul><ul><li>Rewritten to cache surveys </li></ul>06/03/09 Fred Rodriguez
  7. 7. Survey/Form/Quiz <ul><li>Some unique capabilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Database selection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extensive control of response format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weighted answers for all question types </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic/static functionality (Mostly static Now) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change survey after published </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Editable responses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pregenerate random surveys </li></ul></ul>06/03/09 Fred Rodriguez
  8. 8. Survey/Form/Quiz <ul><li>Can specify logos </li></ul><ul><li>Can specify completion message </li></ul><ul><li>Can specify return point </li></ul><ul><li>Can specify style information for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Question Ids </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group Headers (Left and Right) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group Header Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group Questions </li></ul></ul>06/03/09 Fred Rodriguez
  9. 9. Survey/Form/Quiz <ul><li>Question Types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple Choice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Single Answer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple Answer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Horizontal and Vertical </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Randomized Answers with Correct </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other Fill in the Blank </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free form Answer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fill in the blank </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Short Answer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Medium Answer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Long Answer </li></ul></ul></ul>06/03/09 Fred Rodriguez
  10. 10. Survey/Form/Quiz <ul><li>Question Types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Group (Matrix) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>True/False </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select from List </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select from Database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hidden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conditional Branching (Currently in redevelopment) </li></ul></ul>06/03/09 Fred Rodriguez
  11. 11. Survey/Form/Quiz <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 web servers and 1 database server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Actively developed and supported by Army of one </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited reporting capabilities </li></ul></ul>06/03/09 Fred Rodriguez
  12. 12. form.tamu.edu <ul><li>Can be used for simple information gathering forms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Registration system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Membership list </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email list (listserve) (Future) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record of activities </li></ul></ul>06/03/09 Fred Rodriguez
  13. 13. Quiz.tamu.edu <ul><li>Can be used for simple testing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre/Post Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Randomized Tests </li></ul></ul>06/03/09 Fred Rodriguez
  14. 14. Surveys.tamu.edu - demo 06/03/09 Fred Rodriguez
  15. 15. Conclusion <ul><li>Use Surveys, Form or ,Quiz </li></ul><ul><li>Use Survey Monkey </li></ul><ul><li>Use Question Pro </li></ul><ul><li>Use Free Online Surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Write your own </li></ul><ul><li>Use something else </li></ul>06/03/09 Fred Rodriguez
  16. 16. Conclusion 06/03/09 Fred Rodriguez What ever you choose, do it on-line