survey methodology is the field that studies the sampling of individuals from a population with a view towards making statistical inferences about the population using the sample.

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Survey writing best practices

My team at work is seeking a standard format for all survey questions meant to assess sentiment towards feature X (e.g., satisfaction, challenge level, enjoyability, navigability, etc.). Imagining ...
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What is the best way to display results of a user satisfaction survey?

I have a user satisfaction survey with 3 'emojis' as options. They display 'sad', 'neutral' and 'happy'. I'm looking for a way to display the results of those in a dashboard. Are there any things I ...
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Capturing UX using Factorial vignette studies

I am wondering if anyone has attempted to use Factorial vignette studies e.g., constant variable value vignettes or contrastive vignette techniques to explore UX for futuristic systems. I am looking ...
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Does bulk editing questions in a survey form give better UX?

I am asked to give the option for bulk editing for a survey form. The user should be able to edit similar questions (like All Rating questions) at the same time, then bulk edit 1 question and "Apply ...
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Age buckets vs. Year of Birth vs. Fill-In

I was wondering what you thought of the relative merits of getting age by leaving a blank box for the user to fill in. using a pull-down menu for birth year. using age buckets ("under 18", "19 - ...
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Lab-Based vs. Field-based study for mobile (location-based) application

Hopefully I've found the right corner of StackExchange... Coming to my point, a few information are needed. The following paragraph is nothing more than an introduction, but might be important for my ...
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Detect when user leaves a site

Many sites open a popup asking to register, or to fill in a survey, when they "detect" the user is leaving the website: I think some are showing the popup after a certain amount of time, like 15-30 ...
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More effective for surveys: horizontal Likert scale or answer options listed vertically?

My survey has numerous questions with answers ranging from, for example, 'Not at all satisfied' to 'Extremely satisfied' and 'Not important' to 'Very important'. My instinct is to display these ...
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1-10 survey questions and options on a mobile device

Many survey questions ask the respondent to choose one option from 10 (e.g. the Net Promoter Score). However Apple's HIG recommend that touch targets on mobile have a minimum of 44x44pts. So we have ...
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Do users finds the android widgets and iOS “today” widgets usable?

I wish to do little survey regarding the usage of mobile widgets. What % usage of widgets usage in Android/ iOS ("today widget")? What type of users are using mobile widgets? (e.g. only power users) ...
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Should personal data be asked at the beginning or end of an online survey

Given a 10-step online survey (mostly yes/no radio buttons), where is it best to ask for the users' personal data e.g. name, age, contact details? My intuition says putting it at the end will yield ...
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Should answers be organized by “positive first” or “positive last”?

I'm designing a survey prompt for phones. The proposed orders are A - Question Yes Maybe Later Never B - Question Never Maybe Later Yes I'm debating the order of the answers for it: Placing ...
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Can I survey my users to ask which tools they have and use?

One of the first rules in the UX field is to not ask users what they want nor what they prefer, but is there a reason to not ask which tools they have and if they use them? I have to redesign a ...
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How should I phrase survey questions for a list of enhancements of my app?

I did around 20 beta customer interviews and got 30 survey responses 1 month after I released the beta version of my app. I was able to flesh out potential problems and determine the best solutions ...
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End-user feedback interview for an early stage prototype

Are the following questions appropriate to garner feedback from an early stage prototype? If not, what questions would be more appropriate: For the individual: For the business:
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Designing a survey for people on the spectrum or have Learning Disabilities

My company is in the process of creating a new product for people with learning disabilities and Autism. We are currently in the discovery phase about to embark on user research. We'll be sending out ...
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Baseline website user survey, standard vs. custom questions?

I am planning on doing a baseline user survey this holiday season to assess where we are at before starting the entire user experience tests and study. I think the following questions are a good ...
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How to convince a user to fill out a survey

I am working on a project that provides a service (landscaping) to members of the community. When the work for that client is finished we always encourage the client to go to our website to fill out a ...
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How to ask and determine what works, what doesn't work, and what's missing in a survey

I'm creating a customer survey to collect feedback about our user experience and user interface. As part of the survey, I want to try to determine what works, what doesn't work, and what is missing. ...
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Google Forms Multiple Languages

At work, it's very common to have a google form on our website. Someone recently asked me if it's a good idea to have a separate form for each language, or if it's ok to have it all in one form. ...
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How to best avoid confirmation bias when surveying about features?

My product team proposed a new feature for our mobile app and I'd like to get a sense of user interest for the feature. I have the ability to run in-app surveys to our existing users but when running ...
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Using a survey to identify problems, for usability testing

I'm new to UX research, and I am on a small UX project just for the sake of practice. Before conducting a usability test, I understand that I need to know the user's pain points in certain products ...
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Usability measurement: Nielsen's Attributes of Usability versus the SUS

From my research, the SUS seems to be the industry standard when it comes to measuring usability through a questionnaire. There are of course plenty of other instruments. Nielsen's attributes of ...
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Using slider to answer a survey question with options

I am developing a survey where my client wants to use a slider so that they can have 7 points scale but provide only 3 explicit options and 4 empty/in-between options on each question. I came up ...
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What research method is appropiate for this case?

We have a mobile app, with 3 million of downloads and 1.5 million of active users. This is a young product with the main market overseas. I just arrived to the company and I realized that they haven't ...
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Best way to ask a question about a mostly subconscious behavior?

I need to know how much web shoppers in certain countries pay attention to and care about ccTLDs (country code top-level domain e.g. .co.uk or .fr) That is, does it matter to a UK web shopper if a ...
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For help desk feedback, what's the best Yes/No question to ask?

I've seen various questions proposed for soliciting feedback on incident resolution. Examples include: Did we fix your issue? Were you happy with the service we provided? Did this resolution help? ...
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Looking for established survey question to rate search function

Does someone has a link or ressource for a established/ tested/ understandable question asking for the "search function" of a ecommerce website? I prefer a german version, but english is fine as ...
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How can I submit a user research survey to a large crowd without spamming?

I often feel the need to perform very simple surveys that would help me understand more about people in order to better orient my product towards their needs. Setting up the survey is not a very ...
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In survey results which one is better - to show number of voters or not?

I have checked number of online survey results and in few they show number of voters and in few they dont't. So, thinking about the scenario I came across following questions: Is it something that ...
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How should the Don't Know/Not Applicable option be handled in a Likert Scale?

I'm currently evaluating a form design that uses Likert scales questions but it is possible that the user hasn't interacted with the product yet and may not know enough to answer the questions. The ...
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Alternatives to System Usability Scale (SUS)

What major 'competitors' exist for the SUS survey? Is there anything picking up a significant degree of acceptance as a standard to the extent that SUS has? In particular...is there anything which ...
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How do you tell users about surveys?

I'm drafting a user research plan for the next year on a higher ed site, and am interested in including a short online survey in addition to a few other, in-person user testing methods. Our site ...
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Wording for survey questions

We currently use the terminology when asking a clients when in their session would they like survey questions for participants: Pre Questions - before the session begins Post Questions - after the ...
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When to ask the user to complete a survey via an email?

The goal: This email template needs to have the viewer understand all the tools available to them via the company. They are already customers of this company with an account set up so this is not a ...
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Using SUS to measure usability of an existing system and compare with a redesigned system

I will be undertaking a whole-scale redesign of an existing system. I'd like to use SUS ("System usability scale") questionnaires to measure improvements between iterations. As a baseline, I want to ...
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How do I design a user friendly survey with more than 150 questions?

I am designing UI/UX for a survey webapp which has more than 150 questions. Right now they are using 5 radio buttons for each question. Similar to the image below: So the question is, how to make ...
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Are customer surveys used in LeanUX

Do current LeanUX methods advocate sending out surveys to understand potential customer segments? Or should personas be written based on assumptions and then just user tested with customers that fit ...
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predict behavior based on emotional response

I'm a student so this is my first crack at designing a study. Trying to develop a usability test that 1) gathers participants emotional reaction and 2) discovers what behavior they would display ...
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Designing a different kind of survey experience

How do you design a (not crazy-ass) interactive survey so as the user feels nice about taking the survey while at the same time, the interaction is not (at all) distracting since the topic of the ...
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What's a good approach to analyze a lot of answers to a survey with open questions?

We asked our users what's their main goal of current visit (open question). We received a lot of answers and I'm wondering what would be the best approach to analyze this data. In theory I could ...
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In how many languages should an email be translated?

The scenario I have is that a hotel would send emails to their guests inviting them to fill in a survey. Now the text in the email would be in different languages depending on one of these cases: ...
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What impact should be expected from the inclusion of mandatory user surveys?

Our sales/marketing team are desperate to know more about specific customers (for example: "How large is your company?"). We are considering implementing a mandatory survey after logon with three ...
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How best to integrate an exit survey

I would like to add a couple of surveys to recently deployed sites and I really need to know how a visitor found the experience. Ideally I would have a number of participants to interview but I'm ...
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Email Survey - Recommended questions / format for task analysis?

We are hoping to send out email surveys to some of our customers (w/a coupon reward) in the hopes of getting some task analysis-type feedback returned. This is a large B2B website with tens of ...
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When to Request Contact Info in Survey?

My business (B2B) created an online survey to be used for lead generation and to show potential customers why they need our services. We need to collect some user information (name, email, company) ...
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How do you distribute multiple surveys to a limited number of participants and get the right sample size?

My problem is that I need to distribute approximately 10 surveys in the next year to a participant base of about 1,000, and I don't want to spam them. I don't have the means to significantly increase ...
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Are users more inclined to submit a review if the option is provided?

I'm designing for mobile and trying to determine if its really worth providing a link to reviewing it within the app store (e.g. the link would read, Review This App). Yes you can say that it helps ...
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How should Likert scale options be ordered?

I was asked to give feedback after chatting with Apple support. It seems odd that Apple would ask for feedback in this manner: High to Low (5 - 1). I would expect it to ask for feedback this way: ...
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Sending out a survey over facebook - status or private message?

I have to conduct a survey for a university paper, which is not that scientific but more like cloud brainstorming. Therefore my colleague and our tutors decided to advertise the survey (which is a ...