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How to embed surveys or forms in your website or blog

Embed surveys that are beautiful in your website or blog

Want to embed surveys, Gett started now!

Well, you already know how to make an online survey or form, after creating your free account at SurveyLegend. It’s unbelievably easy! But if you need help, just have a look at our User Guide, where you can learn about all your legendary survey powers.

The last step in creating your online survey (the “Share” step) is where you get a link to your survey, for sharing or sending online. But, of course, one of the ways of publishing your survey is to embed it in a web page. For example, this could be in a blog post, or an article in your WordPress or Joomla site.

To embed surveys in your site, you want to use an “IFrame”. An IFrame (Inline Frame) is an HTML document embedded inside another HTML document on a web site or blog. This method gives you control over the height and width in the actual embed code. It is the most reliable method for displaying a survey on your web site.

 

How to make your own IFrame

What you need to do is:

<iframe src=“URL-of-your-Survey” width=“100%” height=“1000px” style=“frameborder: 0; border: 0; margin: 0 auto;” ></iframe>
  1. Copy the above Iframe code first.
  2. Then go to your admin panel, or to the HTML source of your site or blog, and paste the IFrame code in there.
  3. Now from your SurveyLegend account, copy the link of the survey you wish to embed. You get this link in the “Share” step.
  4. Go back to the WordPress page, and replace this text: “URL-of-your-Survey” with your recently copied survey link.
  5. Save your page, and enjoy a live survey right inside your own web site!
Note:
Be careful not to accidentally remove the quotation marks ( “” ) around the strings in the code.
Also, make sure you don’t add extra characters or spaces to the code, or remove existing characters in the code.

 

Customizing your IFrame

If you need to adjust the size of the iframe in which your survey will appear, you can modify its width or height as you wish. In our example code, the width is set to 100% (width=“100%”), which means the survey will horizonally cover the entire page in which it appears.

If you want, you can change to other percentage or pixel values. For example, width: 700px; will make a container for your survey which is 700 pixels wide, width: 70%; will make a container for your survey which covers 70% of the width of the page it is shown in.

But we recommend you use width:100%; especially if you are using a mobile-friendly template for your site. This ensures that when your site users load your survey page, they will see a mobile-friendly version of the survey too.

The height of the iframe depends upon the height of your survey questions. Generally it’s better to avoid long surveys, by incorporating “Page breaks” in your survey. So if you have a small and tidy survey, adjust the height of your survey according to that. For example, in the iframe code, you can change the height to 700 pixels like this: height=“700px”;

You can show us your surveys when you embed them in your site, and don’t hesitate to ask us questions if you need further help.

To learn more about embedding surveys into your WordPress or Joomla website, pleas have a look at the following articles:

Embedding surveys and forms in WordPress Embedding surveys and forms in WordPress

Embedding surveys and forms in Joomla Embedding surveys and forms in Joomla

See a live example of an embedded survey See a live example of an embedded survey
 

How to write online survey questions like an expert

How to write online survey questions like an expert
 

Write online survey questions like an expert

Writing survey questions like an expert guarantees reliable and accurate survey data. Read, enjoy and share this eGuide on writing perfect survey questions.

Surveys help everyone to make wiser decisions. It doesn’t matter what the question is, how big or how small, or if it has an impact on a personal or a public level… In any case, an informed decision is better than a blind one.

If you want to make a professional survey with the world’s best online survey tool – SurveyLegend – you need the world’s best guide for writing professional survey questions as well. We believe that sharing our expertise with you will ensure that you get reliable data; and accordingly make the world’s best decisions.

So go ahead and and get one BIG step closer to becoming an expert!

Start reading this guide

☆☆☆ And, by the way, our users can also download this eGuide in PDF format. ☆☆☆

What are Likert-Type Scale Responses, when to use them + lots of examples

What are Likert-Type Scale Responses

What is “Rating scale”

A “rating scale” is a set of answers designed with the aim of collecting information about a quantitative or a qualitative attribute. Some common examples of rating scales in social sciences, particularly psychology are the “likert-type scales” in which a person selects an statement among several statement or “1-10 rating scales” in which a person selects the number which is considered to reflect the perceived quality of the asked subject.

Additionally, in interactive environments such as the web, “Rating stars”, “Thumbs up and down” and “Sliders” can be considered as Rating scale types of questions. Such rating scales are used widely online in websites, blogs, websites and online surveys, in an attempt to provide indications of consumer or users opinions of products or services.

When you use the rating scale questions in your surveys, you require the raters (survey participants) to assign a value -which can be even numeric-, to the rated object, or to some attributes of it.

What is “Likert-type scale”

A Likert scale provides a great way of measuring attitudes, knowledge, perceptions, values, and behavioral changes. A Likert-type scale involves a series of statements that survey respondents may choose from, in order to rate their responses to evaluative questions.

When to Use Likert-type Scales

This type of question is very useful when you need an overall measurement of a particular topic, opinion or experience. When you use these questions, simultaneously you can collect data on contributing factors. It is very common to use likert-type scales when researchers want to evaluate the level of satisfaction for a recent shopping or visiting experience.

Tip:
Just like other types of rating questions — it’s recommended not to mix different scales within your surveys. Just pick a specific type of scale (3 point, 5 point, 7 point, etc) and use it as your standard to reduce potential confusion and fatigue. This will also make the comparison of your statistics easier!

 

Using our mobile-ready Likert Scale table

We have redesigned the Likert questions from scratch. They are not only mobile-friendly, but also allow you to add unlimited numbers of Likert Items. Feel free to try the question type out in your next online surveys. Read more about our Liker Scale table.
Modern Likert Scale question, designed for mobile surveys.

Here are some examples that show you how you can ask such questions in your online surveys:

Note:
For the following examples, numbers in the answers indicate the relative position of items, but not the magnitude of difference. You do not have to include them in your survey questions if you desire so.

Examples

Comparing 2 Products

1 – Much worse
2 – Somewhat worse
3 – About the same
4 – Somewhat better
5 – Much better

Quality

1 – Poor
2 – Fair
3 – Good
4 – Very good
5 – Excellent

Support / Opposition

1 – Strongly oppose
2 – Somewhat oppose
3 – Neutral
4 – Somewhat favour
5 – Strongly favour

Barriers

1 – Not a barrier
2 – Somewhat of a barrier
3 – Moderate barrier
4 – Extreme barrier

 
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How to send spam-proof survey invitations via email

How to send spam-proof survey invitations via email.
Many say “Email is dead”, we say “No, it’s not!”. Just look at your smartphone’s email app now. When was the last time you checked it? If you haven’t just woken up, it shouldn’t be more than an hour ago.

“People still spend half their workday dealing with it, they trust it, and overall they’re satisfied with it, according to our 2012 survey of 2,600 workers in the U.S., UK, and South Africa who use e-mail every day” Harvard Business Report

We keep checking our emails regularly, and even send emails to ourselves to remind about something that needs to be done. Emails are becoming searchable archives of our interests, to do lists, notes, and more…

So, why should it be a bad idea to share your survey links via email? Emails are still the most cost effective and popular ways of getting in touch with individuals.

However, emails have always have some down sides since they were created. When it comes to distributing  surveys via email, the worst thing that can happen to your sent survey invitation emails is that they end up in so called “Spam folders” of your participants; so there is a huge list that they will totally miss your email.

So, we would like to give you some tips about how you can make your survey invitation email spam-proof. To do so, we should first learn what spams actually are. Continue reading

How to avoid non-response bias

How to avoid non-response bias

Researchers have at least one common nightmare about sending surveys to their target audience. They all worry that not everyone in the list will fill in and submit their survey. We bet you have also done this, just like us.

This is not only a problem with online surveys. Some people won’t answer surveys that are conducted via phone, on paper, or even done face-to-face.

In many cases, this situation can create misleading and biased conclusions, which in the survey world is called “non-response bias”. Non-response bias occurs in statistical surveys if the answers of respondents differ from the potential answers of those who did not answer.

Let’s say you conduct a survey in a big company and ask questions about employees’ workload. However, managers who have a high workload are simply too busy to answer the survey. Therefore, you will miss their opinions and feedback – which might even be strategically more decisive.

Now you can imagine situations that such surveys can create. With a biased conclusion, you might end up fixing a problem which has never existed, or spend millions on a product which has no real buyer in the marketplace.

So, what’s the solution? How can you control non-responsive bias in your surveys? Here are some tips for you that should help. Continue reading

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