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Oakland University has access to several different services for collecting survey data.  The table compares these tools. 

FeatureSurvey Monkey Free Basic SubscriptionGoogle Docs Free Forms TemplateSurvey Monkey Pro Fee-based
Qualtrics
SubscriptionFree for basicFree templatesContact UTS Helpdesk for access to campus license.  Note that this is a shared resource and may not be appropriate for highly confidential or results-controlled surveys.  If confidentiality or control are needed, the unit or department must purchase a separate license.
License fee paid by unit or department.   
Number of SurveysUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Questions per Survey10Up to 255 (number of rows available)UnlimitedUnlimited
Question Types
  • Multiple choice (one answer)
  • Multiple choice (multiple answers)
  • Matrix of choices (one answer per row)
  • Matrix of choices (multiple answer per row)
  • Matrix of drop-down menus
  • Rating scale
  • Single text box
  • Comment / Essay
  • Numerical text box
  • Demographic information (US)
  • Demographic information (International)
  • Date / Time
  • Image
  • Descriptive test
  • Text
  • Paragraph text
  • Multiple choice
  • Check boxes
  • Choose from a list
  • Scale
  • Grid
  • Multiple choice (one answer)
  • Multiple choice (multiple answers)
  • Matrix of choices (one answer per row)
  • Matrix of choices (multiple answer per row)
  • Matrix of drop-down menus
  • Rating scale
  • Single text box
  • Comment / Essay
  • Numerical text box
  • Demographic information (US)
  • Demographic information (International)
  • Date / Time
  • Image
  • Descriptive test
  • Over 100 examples
  • Unlimited
  • Radio button
  • Check box
  • Drop-down list
  • Text box
  • Text area
  • Date
Templates20+Unlimited: Available on Web or custom creationsBranded surveys and URLsUnlimited: Available on Web or custom creation
LanguageAny, including UnicodeYou can change settings in Google Docs for Unicode.  You can download free US international keyboardAny, including UnicodeAny, including Unicode
Prebuilt Survey Themes15951586
Validate / Require Survey ResponsesYesYesYesYes
Randomize / Sort Answer ChoicesYesGoogle Help Provides SolutionsYesYes
Accessible and 508 Compliant and Certified SurveysYes — Rehabilitation Act / Voice respondentNo — Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, making surveys accessible for the visually impaired.  To access surveys / visually impaired respondents rely on a voice reader to translate survey questions.Yes — Rehabilitation Act / Voice respondentYes
Data Collection
  • 100 responses per survey
  • Via Web link
  • E-mail
  • 3 collectors per Web site
  • 100 responses
  • Skip Logic (automatic default to next question)
  • Via Web link
  • E-mail
  • 3 collectors per Web site
Analysis
  • Live results as recorded
  • Browse through individual responses
  • View open ended comments from summary page
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Live results as recorded
  • Browse through individual responses
  • View open ended comments from summary page
Exporting DataExporting data is excluded in a free account.   Upgrade in order to download your current responses.Exporting data is excluded in a free account.   Upgrade in order to download your current responses.Yes
  • CSV
  • Excel
  • PDF
  • PowerPoint
  • SPSS
  • Word

May 2015