Copy Questionnaires

Mar 11, 2011

Save time when configuring surveys by cloning/copying your existing questionnaires.  This feature is extremely useful if you need to put together a new survey which has many questions that are the same or similar to an existing questionnaire.  It’s also incredibly helpful when you need to run the same survey against multiple study groups or re-run a survey at a later date in order to compare the results to an earlier sample.

Here’s how you can clone your questionnaires in Rational Survey:

Get started by going to the survey configuration page and clicking “Create” to bring up the new questionnaire dialog.

Once the new dialog is up you’ll have two options.   In the first tab “New Questionnaire” you can choose to create a new questionnaire from the default new questionnaire survey.  To do so, simply enter in a title and click “Create”.

Now to actually clone one of your existing questionnaire just open the “Copy Questionnaire” tab, select your source questionnaire, and click “Create”.

At this point you’ll be automatically redirected to the newly copied questionnaire.

Notice that the title of the new survey has been appended with some hideous “COPY” text?  This is intentional so that you spend some time renaming your survey to something more appropriate.  Remember, you have to choose a unique survey title!

Now go and show off to your friends, boss, or co-workers by running a multiple sample comparison survey.

Here’s the challenge:

  1. Register an account
  2. Distribute your default survey
  3. Complete (Submit) the survey as a responder
  4. Quickly analyze the results
  5. Do it all in under 60 seconds

If you don’t think it’s possible, here’s the proof:

Survey in 60 Seconds


Rational Survey makes it really fast and simple to create, distribute, and analyze surveys online.

by natanv | Categories: Tutorials | Tagged: Easy, fast survey, Quick Survey, Setup, Video | 1 Comment

Here are the results of our early February 2011 poll on the uprisings and civil unrest in Egypt.

The first question asked responders if they believed that the current uprisings will lead to a change of government.  An overwhelming majority at 85 Percent chose “yes”.

The next inquired at whether a change of government would benefit the people of Egypt.  64% chose “Yes” and 35% “No”.  A clear majority of those polled believe that a change of government will benefit the people.

We then presented responders with a list of possible candidates and asked them to predict the next leader of Egypt.  The unknown candidate selection received the most votes followed by a tie for the former director of the IAEA -Mohamed El Baradei and general Omar Suleiman. No votes were cast for Hosni Mubarak or his son Gamal.

And lastly, when asked about the probability of Egypt becoming a true democracy on a grade of “High”, “Medium”, and “Low”.  The majority voiced their skepticism by selecting “Low”.

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Egypt Unrest Poll

Feb 1, 2011

With the current unrest  in Egypt and the stability of the Middle East at stake, everyone is asking what will happen next and how this will play out over the coming days.

This week, we’re asking people around the world to take our survey and express their thoughts on the ongoing Egyptian crisis.  You can find a link to our quick poll below.

Survey results will be posted on February 4th.

UPDATE: Survey has been extended & results will be posted on Sunday Feb 6th.