My survey has very few responses (N)
If you have very few responses, technical problems are not to blame. More and more surveys are posted on social networks and emails every day and therefore respondents choose carefully which ones to respond to. One possible solution to gain more responses is to promote your survey. In recommendations you can read some tips on how to lower nonresponse rate: Recommendations for minimizing nonresponse rate >>
We recommend that you check the tab 'DASHBOARD' where you can see the final status of units in your survey. If you have many units with status 3 (Click on survey introduction) it means that respondents left survey right after seeing your survey introduction. Several reasons can be attributed to this problem. It could be that topic is not interesting to respondents, not enough information could be gained from survey introduction or that they did not have time for responding to your survey. Some tips on how to best design survey introduction can be found here: Guidelines for creating introduction >>
- My survey has very few responses (N)
- Where does free help end?
- How do I quote / cite the use of 1KA in my work?
- What kind of customer support does 1KA offer?
- How safe is it to store data on 1KA?
- How do I clear my browser's cookies?
- Is the survey saved if the respondent does not answer a certain question?
- What about underage respondents?
- Why did several respondents from the same IP address fulfilled the survey?
- How is the tool tested?
- How do I change or update my browser?
- What is the limitation on the number of questions and respondents?
- Are mobile surveys supported by 1KA?
- Interruptions (BETA)
- Using the IP address and cookies to control duplicate entries
- Your first survey
- Quality index (reminder tracking)
- Criteria for usable respondents
- Status of units, relevance, validity and missing values
- Setting up a static first page (introduction)
- Survey data, paradata, identifiers, and system variables
- Granting access to helpdesk
- 1KA registration and login
- The response rate
- Detailed computations of questionnaire usability