Researchers can now breathe easy. Research work and methods have become efficient and non-cumbersome with the development of survey software. The first step to any research is data collection, and one of the methods of data collection is conducting surveys. For a survey on any topic, a good number of responses are required to analyze data meaningfully. Here arises the problem of finding and contacting the appropriate number and kind of people who would agree to take part. It is indeed tedious, expensive and time-consuming to reach people and conduct surveys. The survey software has solved these problems in a blink, and further development of online survey software has beaten all forms of survey methods.
The online survey software takes just a few minutes to launch, does not need to be downloaded and is interactive to respondents as well. All one needs to do is use the survey wizard in the web browser and get started. The first step to build a survey is to select from the given templates, where questions and answer choices can be selected. Questions can be single, multiple response, matrix type or open ended. An entirely new survey design can be created without any programming skills. A ‘branching’ option is available, where respondents are asked or skipped questions depending on the previous answers they give.