Survey Distribution Methods

Laptop and cell phoneMany survey software providers offer software that can be used across multiple modes of survey research.  Although low-cost, and sometimes free, survey software providers may sound appealing; they often don’t have the ability to administer surveys across multiple modes. More advanced survey software providers offer software packages that allow surveys to be administered across multiple modes, and data is collected in one easy to use survey file. More sophisticated survey software programs also have the ability to survey respondents across multiple languages and allow the researcher to perform data analysis all in one software program.

Available modes of survey distribution:

  • Online Surveys
  • Paper Surveys
  • Email Surveys
  • Kiosk Surveys
  • Mobile Surveys
  • Telephone Interview