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Thien Hop
Dear all,

Recently, I have been assigned with creating an online survey. I browsed the SPSS website & got to know that SPSS has a service called mrInterview CATI, I wonder how this package will cost & how easy or difficult to use it. Besides, if we compare using SPSS vs other online survey tools like MS Access... what are the advantages & disadvantages.

Really appreciate any advices on this.

Thank you so much,

Hop
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Re: SPSS for online survey

Björn Türoque
Data collection and data analysis are two different things, using SPSS for
analysis does not mean you have to use SPSS tools for your online survey
data collection. There are several tools and companies that will host a
survey that you program, collect the data and export the results in an
SPSS format. They are generally fairly inexpensive, and there are even some
free ones, but they generally don't allow alot of control over the survey
design.

The tool that is best for you depends on how complicated your survey is, are
there any skip patterns, do you need to screen people from the survey, do
you need to force people to answer certain questions etc. If you are doing a
simple survey you can save yoruself alot of aggrivation by going with
something like zoomerang or surveymonkey. If you need more control over
survey design but don't want to host the survey on your own servers,
inquisite and a couple other tools offer WISIWIG design interfaces and will
host surveys for you. If hosting on your own server is not a problem, if you
want real time access to data as it comes in, or you plan on sending the
survey to multiple thousands of people either SPSS or Microsoft are the
route to go.

Sorry to muddy the waters for you instead of clarifying thigns, but what you
are planning on doing changes the way you should procede from here. A little
extra time planning how you will collect your data, and planning how your
data will be structured will save you a great deal of time when it comes to
analyzing your results.


Björn Türoque

- Some people are just born to rock!


On 8/15/07, Thien Hop <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> Dear all,
>
> Recently, I have been assigned with creating an online survey. I browsed
> the SPSS website & got to know that SPSS has a service called mrInterview
> CATI, I wonder how this package will cost & how easy or difficult to use it.
> Besides, if we compare using SPSS vs other online survey tools like MS
> Access... what are the advantages & disadvantages.
>
> Really appreciate any advices on this.
>
> Thank you so much,
>
> Hop
>



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Re: SPSS for online survey

Bethany Cockburn
Hop,

In case you are interested in other web-based data entry software, I asked
for recommendations in May 2007, so you could search for the responses with
the subject line, "Web-based Data entry recommendations".  Everyone was very
helpful!
Bethany


Bethany S. Cockburn, M.A.
Data Specialist
Child Assessor
University of Notre Dame
Data Management Center
Psychology Department
944 Flanner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
574-631-0943


-----Original Message-----
From: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of
Björn Türoque
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 5:41 PM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: SPSS for online survey

Data collection and data analysis are two different things, using SPSS for
analysis does not mean you have to use SPSS tools for your online survey
data collection. There are several tools and companies that will host a
survey that you program, collect the data and export the results in an
SPSS format. They are generally fairly inexpensive, and there are even some
free ones, but they generally don't allow alot of control over the survey
design.

The tool that is best for you depends on how complicated your survey is, are
there any skip patterns, do you need to screen people from the survey, do
you need to force people to answer certain questions etc. If you are doing a
simple survey you can save yoruself alot of aggrivation by going with
something like zoomerang or surveymonkey. If you need more control over
survey design but don't want to host the survey on your own servers,
inquisite and a couple other tools offer WISIWIG design interfaces and will
host surveys for you. If hosting on your own server is not a problem, if you
want real time access to data as it comes in, or you plan on sending the
survey to multiple thousands of people either SPSS or Microsoft are the
route to go.

Sorry to muddy the waters for you instead of clarifying thigns, but what you
are planning on doing changes the way you should procede from here. A little
extra time planning how you will collect your data, and planning how your
data will be structured will save you a great deal of time when it comes to
analyzing your results.


Björn Türoque

- Some people are just born to rock!


On 8/15/07, Thien Hop <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Dear all,
>
> Recently, I have been assigned with creating an online survey. I browsed
> the SPSS website & got to know that SPSS has a service called mrInterview
> CATI, I wonder how this package will cost & how easy or difficult to use
it.
> Besides, if we compare using SPSS vs other online survey tools like MS
> Access... what are the advantages & disadvantages.
>
> Really appreciate any advices on this.
>
> Thank you so much,
>
> Hop
>



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Re: SPSS for online survey

YeechBlix
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Surveymonkey.com is great for surveys, maybe the best, but their files don't download well to SPSS or other data cracking programs.  I have been using surveymonkey.com and then convert the files at xtremeanalytics.com.  Hosting surveys on your own server is a headache, in my experience, and u don't need SPSS or MS to do thousands of people, only a email database is needed.

Roy Smith
Master Data Cracker
"Things are more like they are now than they ever were before."
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Re: SPSS for online survey

Daniel E. Martin, Ph.D.
Folks,

Try www.openpsy.org <http://www.openpsy.org/> . It is an open source effort
much cheaper than the brand name web-based programs, exports directly to
SPSS, is easy to use, and offers bibliographic and statistical software
packages to boot. The back end is taken care of so there is no need for
programming knowledge.

Here is a brief video introduction:

 <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VybOmQej8Io> Inside OpenPSY Psychology
Social & Behavioral Research Tools

Best of luck,

Dan

Daniel E. Martin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Management
 <http://www.cbe.csueastbay.edu/> College of Business and Economics
California State University, East Bay
 <mailto:[hidden email]> [hidden email]
 (510) 885-2060

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-----Original Message-----
From: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of
YeechBlix
Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2007 3:17 PM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: SPSS for online survey

Surveymonkey.com is great for surveys, maybe the best, but their files don't
download well to SPSS or other data cracking programs.  I have been using
surveymonkey.com and then convert the files at xtremeanalytics.com.  Hosting
surveys on your own server is a headache, in my experience, and u don't need
SPSS or MS to do thousands of people, only a email database is needed.

Roy Smith
Master Data Cracker
"Things are more like they are now than they ever were before."
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Re: SPSS for online survey

Craig Johnson
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Hi,

I would look into feedback server (http://www.feedbackserver.com)if I
was you.  It is far and away the best survey tool I've seen on the
web.

Here are some of the features from the website....


#  A powerful web based and easy to use AJAX enabled form builder
# Complete panel management
# Panel connectors to external sources (SQL Server, Active Directory,
Dynamics CRM ...)
# Web & Email distribution
# WYSIWYG editors
# Multiple answer types from selection to complex field types
# Multiple questions types including matrix type questions
# An easy to use report and results analysis builder
# Unique results filtering capabilities
# Multi-languages surveys
# Rating / scaling
# Branching features
# Answer piping
# Token based security
# Active directory integration
# ASP.net 2.0 membership provider support
# Word reporting
# Native SPSS support
# Freely extensible architecture through Feedback Sever's SDK
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Re: SPSS for online survey

Lemon, John S.
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Although it is not a purely web based / online survey package ( it does paper and CATI/CAPI as well ) SNAP from www.snapsurveys.com produces superb surveys and with the latest version can automate start and stop dates and reminders. It produces SPSS files direct as well.

Best Wishes

John S. Lemon
DIT - University of Aberdeen
Edward Wright Building: Room G51
Tel:  +44 1224 273350
Fax: +44 1224 273372



-----Original Message-----
From: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of YeechBlix
Sent: 01 September 2007 23:17
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: SPSS for online survey

Surveymonkey.com is great for surveys, maybe the best, but their files don't
download well to SPSS or other data cracking programs.  I have been using
surveymonkey.com and then convert the files at xtremeanalytics.com.  Hosting
surveys on your own server is a headache, in my experience, and u don't need
SPSS or MS to do thousands of people, only a email database is needed.

Roy Smith
Master Data Cracker
"Things are more like they are now than they ever were before."
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Re: SPSS for online survey

Mark Lenel
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I researched the market extensively for web survey software when
deciding to bring online survey scripting in-house.  There is indeed a
massive range of solutions to choose from.  The distinguishing factors
appeared to be mainly:-

Cost - from free to 'you're having a laugh'
Hosting - Self-hosting (like mrInterview) or ASP (web-based)
Questionnaire functionality - from very simple question-and-answer to
complex, conditional based routing and much more!
Scripting accessibility - pure web-based GUI, proprietary scripting
language, generic scripting language (e.g. html, javascript), or
combination
Other - e.g. links into panel management systems, the ability to
integrate conjoint software, etc.

In the end we plumped for Globalpark's Surveycenter
(http://www.globalpark.co.uk/).  Certainly not the cheapest, but we felt
it had plenty of depth of functionality to match their overpriced
rivals.  It outputs perfectly to SPSS.  Being an ASP solution we passed
on the headache of hosting and server management.  It contains as much
control and project management as you can handle (without being
daunting) and has a sensible, intuitive web interface.  Being a
relatively new entrant in the field they're also keen to impress and are
very supportive.





-----Original Message-----
From: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of
Lemon, John S.
Sent: 03 September 2007 15:28
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: SPSS for online survey


Although it is not a purely web based / online survey package ( it does
paper and CATI/CAPI as well ) SNAP from www.snapsurveys.com produces
superb surveys and with the latest version can automate start and stop
dates and reminders. It produces SPSS files direct as well.

Best Wishes

John S. Lemon
DIT - University of Aberdeen
Edward Wright Building: Room G51
Tel:  +44 1224 273350
Fax: +44 1224 273372



-----Original Message-----
From: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of
YeechBlix
Sent: 01 September 2007 23:17
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: SPSS for online survey

Surveymonkey.com is great for surveys, maybe the best, but their files
don't download well to SPSS or other data cracking programs.  I have
been using surveymonkey.com and then convert the files at
xtremeanalytics.com.  Hosting surveys on your own server is a headache,
in my experience, and u don't need SPSS or MS to do thousands of people,
only a email database is needed.

Roy Smith
Master Data Cracker
"Things are more like they are now than they ever were before."
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Re: SPSS for online survey

John Painter
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Dear SPSS Listers,

See:

http://www.websm.org/

for extensive information and research pertaining to web survey methodology.

Regards,

John Painter

YeechBlix wrote:

> Surveymonkey.com is great for surveys, maybe the best, but their files don't
> download well to SPSS or other data cracking programs.  I have been using
> surveymonkey.com and then convert the files at xtremeanalytics.com.  Hosting
> surveys on your own server is a headache, in my experience, and u don't need
> SPSS or MS to do thousands of people, only a email database is needed.
>
> Roy Smith
> Master Data Cracker
> "Things are more like they are now than they ever were before."
> --
> View this message in context: http://www.nabble.com/SPSS-for-online-survey-tf4271418.html#a12444570
> Sent from the SPSSX Discussion mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
>
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Re: SPSS for online survey

Rod Turner
Here is another useful site. Excellent product and service

http://www.group-surveys.com/asp/common/default.asp

Free use for small numbers (<100/month) and $14.95 pm for up to 5000 returns.

Rod

-----Original Message-----
From: SPSSX(r) Discussion on behalf of painter
Sent: Tue 9/4/2007 11:27 PM
To: [hidden email]
Subject:      Re: SPSS for online survey
 
Dear SPSS Listers,

See:

http://www.websm.org/

for extensive information and research pertaining to web survey methodology.

Regards,

John Painter

YeechBlix wrote:

> Surveymonkey.com is great for surveys, maybe the best, but their files don't
> download well to SPSS or other data cracking programs.  I have been using
> surveymonkey.com and then convert the files at xtremeanalytics.com.  Hosting
> surveys on your own server is a headache, in my experience, and u don't need
> SPSS or MS to do thousands of people, only a email database is needed.
>
> Roy Smith
> Master Data Cracker
> "Things are more like they are now than they ever were before."
> --
> View this message in context: http://www.nabble.com/SPSS-for-online-survey-tf4271418.html#a12444570
> Sent from the SPSSX Discussion mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
>
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