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How to create a survey in SurveyMonkey

SurveyMonkey is a practical tool for qualitative and quantitative research based on data collection. Ideal for making TCC forms, dissertations or theses, the platform offers simple and handy features for creating questionnaires in the free version.

However, the site interface can be complicated precisely by presenting too many features and showing constant ads from paid plans. In this tutorial, see how to create a questionnaire in the free plan, as well as using the features of editing and categorizing questions, creating logical relationships and visualizing the search result.

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With numerous features for mounting questionnaires, SurveyMonkey has great features in the free version

Creating form in SurveyMonkey

Step 1. From the SurveyMonkey home page, select the "Login" option to log in to your user account and start the process of creating questionnaires. If you have not registered with the platform, make a free fast registration;

Click on "Login"

Step 2. Once logged in to SurveyMonkey, click on "Create Questionnaires" in the top bar to open the form-drawing tool;

In your profile, click "Create Questionnaires"

Step 3. On the questionnaire creation page, there are three alternatives for the user. The first, "Most Popular" displays templates most commonly used by SurveyMonkey users, while "My Questionnaires" displays templates previously created and registered in your account;

In "My Questionnaires" you can use previously created templates

Step 4. Already in the "All Models" option, dozens of models of the most diverse themes are displayed. You can select each one and edit the questions and answers to create a new questionnaire;

In "All Templates" it is possible to choose questionnaires already ready, but with editable questions and answers

Step 5. Press "Start Zero" to create a blank questionnaire, without using any of the templates offered by the platform;

In "Start from Zero" start a new model without any of the previous settings

Step 6. At the beginning of the process of creating the questionnaire, choose a name for it, define its thematic area and the button "Create Questionnaire";

Name and rate your questionnaire and then press the highlighted button

Step 7. There are four steps in the process of creating questionnaires. In the first one, in the tab "Elaborate Questionnaire" it is necessary to define the questions and to classify the type of answer that will be used. SurveyMonkey offers 14 categories of responses, 12 of them in the free version. Click the check box next to the question text field to set the response category;

In the "Elaborate Questionnaire" tab, write your questions and choose the answer category of each one

Step 8. Then, depending on the response category you choose, write and define the order of the options that will be displayed. When you finish the question settings, select the "Save" button;

Finish the questionnaire by defining the answers that will be offered and press "Save"

Step 9. The question and answers will appear the way they will be presented in the questionnaire. To insert a new question, click the "New Question" button;

To continue constructing the questionnaire, press "New Question"

Step 10. Your questionnaire can also be divided into sections called "Page". To create a new section, go to the bottom of the page in the question elaboration interface and hit the "New Page" command;

The "New Page" option allows you to create new sections in the questionnaire

Step 11. The new sections will display the title of the questionnaire, with options for inserting subtitles and changing nomenclatures;

In the initial part of the new page it is possible to change the subtitle and visualize the logical relations of the questions

Step 12. SurveyMonkey also allows you to establish a logical relationship between the questions - defining whether the answer to a question makes you skip others or follow the sequence of the questionnaire. To create a logical relationship, click on an already created question and click on the "Logic" tab. Determine the actions of the questions at the bottom, with the answers to the question;

In an already ready question, click on "Logic" to determine the consequences of each question answer

Step 13. Click on the top tab "View and Evaluate" the process of creating the questionnaire to proceed to the next step. In this interface it is possible to verify the format and presentation of the questions and answers of the questionnaire;

In "View and Evaluate" you can verify the questions and answers of the questionnaire

Step 14. Click on "Collect Answers" to advance to the next step. This phase offers different options for sending and sharing the questionnaire created, among them: link creation, sharing by social networks or sending by e-mail;

In "Collecting Answers" you can choose between different ways of sending the questionnaire

Step 15. The last alternative of this interface, "Manual Entry of Data" allows inserting answers in the questionnaire itself to test it or of questionnaires applied non-electronically;

Click on the "Manual Data Entry" option to enter answers in the created questionnaire

Step 16. "Manual Data Entry" also displays a history of the inserted registers, helping to control their insertion. Click on "Add New Reply" to enter data in the created questionnaire and check if it is correct.

New Response "to test or enter data from respondents who did not do the virtual version of the questionnaire

Accompanying questionnaire responses

Step 1. The "Analyze Answers" tab allows you to check and track the data collection of the tool. There are three alternatives for analyzing the answers to the questionnaire. The first, "Question Summary" gives a general quantitative analysis of each question;

In the "Analyze Answers" tab, the "Question Summary" alternative presents the general data for each question

Step 2. In the next tab, "Data Trend" shows the day and time of sending each response, also presenting the percentage of the answers and establishing small forecasts;

Step 3. And in "Individual Responses, last tab of" Analyze Answers ", it is possible to visualize the sending of data of each user who answered the questionnaire, highlighting more specific information such as the type of collection - whether it was per link, and mail or social network - the respondent's IP and the time spent on the questionnaire.

"Individual Responses" displays detailed information for each respondent

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