Survey Features

  • Flexible Content Creation All survey pages and items in them (questions and HTML content blocks) are created separately by indicating their individual positions. This makes it possible to present content based on different requirements of each survey.
  • Multiple Question Types Choose from various question types with one or more answer options or open-ended answers.
  • Question Matrices TopSurvey makes it easy to create composite questions. A composite question (also called a question matrix, question table) is created by combining multiple simple questions that are put into columns (representing questions about some object or aspect) and rows (representing variations of that object or aspect). Question matrices are useful to collect detailed data.
  • HTML Content Blocks HTML content blocks can be placed on survey pages just like any question can. These blocks can contain any content which is managed using the integrated WYSIWYG editor. The editor is intuitive to use because of its functionality that is similar to most popular desktop word processing applications such as Microsoft Word or OpenOffice.org Writer.
  • Content Visibility Control (not applicable to Plan A) Each survey page or item can be made visible only to those respondents or respondent groups that satisfy certain conditions. There are multiple condition types to choose from: a question was answered/not answered, specific answer options were selected/not selected, a respondent attribute contains/does not contain some value, etc.
  • Conditional Expressions (not applicable to Plan A) Individual conditions can be combined into logical expressions. This makes it possible to create complicated conditions that are evaluated according to boolean logic rules. For example, "A or (B and C)" (here A, B and C are individual conditions).
  • Access Control Different access strategies can be applied to any survey to control who can participate in it: public (anonymous), invited respondents only, registered users only or password protected.
  • Style Management (not applicable to Plan A) Styles can be used to customize the look and feel of your surveys (this includes logo placement). Choose from multiple built-in styles or create your own to match the style of your brand.
  • Multilingual Features Any survey can be presented in multiple languages. Before starting a survey, a respondent can choose the most suitable language for them. This makes it possible to collect responses from multi-national audiences.