I wish I could easily survey our members and analyse the results

Regular forms are suitable for directing general enquiries and feedback from your website. However, often a more complex survey is needed, with multiple sections, different pathways, restricted completion time, targeted audiences or extensive reporting.

Association Online’s optional Survey service provides you with the tools to create more formal surveys. They could even be used to help you run training courses, conduct certification programs, or analyse your conference’s success.

As well as the standard selection fields and text entry type questions available on regular forms, question types on surveys include points distribution and sliding scale questions. Selection fields can have the order of their answers randomised to remove positional bias. Questions can also be grouped together to improve usability.

Questions can be displayed in sections over multiple pages, with optional index and progress displays.

You can allow users to save surveys to come back to later, and can control whether or not they can complete a survey more than once. When the user has completed the survey, you can choose to show a summary of all answers to the user, and a test score if relevant. You can also allow them to generate a PDF file with the results.

Surveys can be released widely, using self-registration. Alternatively, you can target particular contacts to complete the survey, automatically email them a link to the survey, and send them reminders if they don’t complete it. You can also provide them with a user-specific pathway for a survey. Users can see a list of all surveys that are waiting for their completion. Surveys can form a series, which must be completed in order.

Surveys can be released for a restricted date range, and a time limit may be set for how long the user physically takes to complete the survey.

Extensive reporting on surveys is available, including a look at completion statistics for all surveys, reviewing answers for a particular survey, and viewing users that have completed a particular survey.