Survey Progress Bars

Jul 29, 2011

It’s very disappointing to have your survey participants exit on the 4th page of a modest 5 page survey.  So how can you make them stay?  Simple, just give them an easy way of measuring their progress so they can get an internal estimate of the remaining time. Here’s where the progress bar comes in.  [...]

Hide Question Numbers

Jul 26, 2011

As a compliment to the highly anticipated new question branching feature, we’ve decided to give you an easy way to hide question numbers.  This is great for preventing participants from noticing gaps in the question numbers when certain questions are skipped as a result of the participant’s answer choice selections.  It’s also useful for reducing [...]

SPSS Survey Export

Jul 20, 2011

This week we’ve  released a new feature many of you have been patiently awaiting.  You can now export or download your survey response data in a format that’s easy to import into SPSS (IBM’s data mining tool). To take advantage of this feature just click the icon within the reports sidebar from any of your [...]

We recently had a client request a simple feature.  They were  using Rational Survey to embed a popup survey on their webpage and asked if there was a way to make the popup survey open only on the first visit. So we obliged & added a new option, “Open First Visit” to the popup survey [...]

Rational Survey now has added support for alternate responses (also commonly known as “Other” answer choices) for multiple choice questions. This great feature lets you simplify your surveys by allowing respondents to specify an alternate or “other” response in a free response format if they want to choose an answer that’s not in the available [...]

About a month ago on the Rational Survey blog, we had  announced that we had added multi-language support to the surveys in order to provide a better overall experience for our clients & their international survey participants. Since then, we’ve proudly verified the following survey interface translations.: Spanish Portuguese Greek Dutch Macedonian Russian Hebrew Stay [...]

Multi Language Support

May 20, 2011

We’re pleased to announce that Rational Survey has gone global with the latest release.  Users can now change the language of their surveys to better serve local or international clients. So far we’ve added the following languages with plenty more on the way: Arabic (العربية) Chinese (中文) Dutch (Nederlands) English (Default) Finnish (Suomi) French (Français) [...]

Rational Survey is now available as a free app to users of the Chrome browser in the Google Chrome Web Store. Use the link below to get to the install page from where you can add it as an extension. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ehanoiegdgdnjpjgdgldmdanecfnoghk Installing it will add a bookmarked icon that when clicked will automatically take you [...]

Respondent Login

May 6, 2011

Adding a login to your surveys for respondent authentication or registration  is really easy with Rational Survey. Here are some quick advantages to adding a survey login step: Collect respondent details such as first name, last name, email address & date of birth Prevent duplicate survey responses from the same respondent Allow respondent to exit [...]

Setting up a survey based study for your dissertations can be both challenging and frustrating, especially when you’re short on time or resources.  But with an online survey tool such as Rational Survey, it doesn’t have to be that way. The following tutorial will help guide you through the simple process of setting up your [...]