Survey Tools

There are several online survey tools available. The table below compares, by feature, three that have been used successfully by OSU Extension faculty and staff. You will also find links to "Getting Started" documents for each survey tool. Click on the column header links to visit their respective websites.

Survey Tool Websites

Qualtrics

Survey Monkey

Google Docs

Cost

Free to OSU faculty/staff

Free w/limitations;
Monthly/annual fee allows unlimited use

Free

Number of questions allowed per survey

Unlimited

10 w/free account; unlimited with paid account

Unlimited

Number of responses allowed per survey

Unlimited

100 w/free account; unlimited with paid account

Unlimited

Ability to track who responds and send email reminders to non-responders

Yes

Yes (free account limits the email list size)

Yes

Ability to download results

Yes

Yes, but only with paid account

Yes

Help/Assistance

Yes

Written & video tutorials and 24/7 help staff

Some online help

Training writing effective survey questions

Yes

Written information available on the website

None

508 compliant & fully accessible

Yes

Yes

Not clear

Who enters survey questions?

You

You

You

Getting started guide

Qualtric Getting Started

Qualtrics Tutorial

Survey Monkey Guide

Google Docs Guide

Note

You can email the survey or embed it in your website

 

You can email the survey or embed it in your website