Surveys can be completed on paper or online.
We launched our online survey service in 2004 and at the time we had the idea that nearly all our survey work would be online by now. While the proportion of work online has increased, some clients find that paper questionnaires are still more convenient for them. But what are the benefits of doing a survey online?
Benefits of the Online Survey
- Greater Student Access: All students in a year group can take part, not just a sample
- Instant access to results at the end of the survey period
- Facilities for instant printing of results in different formats for presentations. e.g. graphs
- Own school/college figures can be compared with the group of others who complete online
- It is an intelligent questionnaire, students only see questions relevant to them
- Graphics are more friendly
- Option for personal health feedback for students
- Website links for students who finish early
- Telephone help support
Some of the authorities that have used/will use SHEU online surveys ... [more details]
Bath NE Somerset, Bradford, Bristol, Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Croydon, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dudley, Ealing, East Sussex, Essex, Gateshead, Guernsey, Haringey, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Knowsley, Lambeth, Lewisham, Milton Keynes, Oldham, Newcastle, North Lancashire, North Yorkshire, Plymouth, Richmond, Rochdale, Solihull, Somerset, South Tyneside, Southwark, Stoke, Suffolk, Sunderland, Swindon, Wakefield, Warrington, Wolverhampton, Worcestershire
SHEU OATs [Online Analysis Tools]
SHEU have designed OATs, after consultations with clients, to meet the needs of authorities for accurate and fast survey information. Via a secure login, the results from OATs are accessible via all web browsers, without the need to download software, and levels of access are tailored to local requirements.
- Flexible eg. clients choose who sees survey results
- Results compared with the main survey or a subset of the results eg. schools can access their own results and compare themselves to similar schools
- Choices over information displayed eg. you choose to filter the results to show age, location, gender, FSM and smoking
- Compare locations, gender, issues etc. and trends eg. examine a range of issues over time when you have more than one set of data
- Export data for further analysis eg. Excel or other software and paste into your text processor or presentation software
More information about the online version of the school survey (including a Demonstration version) can be found here:
More information about the 6th Form/Further Education online version of the survey can be found here:
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