Universal Questions - Features
- The questionnaires are easy to access and complete, and are displayed in a large, easy to read font.
- Any number of separate organisations can use it. All data for each organisation is kept completely separate.
- Any number of questionnaire runs can be active at any time.
- Each run can have any number of questions.
- Any number of people can answer the questionnaires.
- The technology is based on a powerful Internet server using a relational database to store all the information.
Key features of the secure login system:
- Each questionnaire run has a password. This prevents an unauthorised casual visitor to the site from completing a questionnaire.
- System Managers and System Supervisors have individual login IDs and passwords.
- Each run has a specified security level. Normally each person is required to register the first time they use the system. They then choose a personal password which allows them to log in on future occasions.
- A secure run can be set up to allow access only by specified users who have been set up in advance by the System Manager. Each is assigned a personal password in advance which they are given to log in with.
- Anonymous login is supported for any questionnaire run requiring this. In this case the name of the person is not known to the system and no password is used.
- A user who forgets their password can have it emailed to them automatically.
Key features of operation:
- The user (unless anonymous) can leave the system part way through answering the questions. On logging in next time, they are taken automatically to the last page they completed so that they can continue.
- The user can go back through the questions at any time to review their responses. At the end they can choose to go back to the start to quickly review all the responses.
- At the end when the user logs off, they can optionally be taken to a specified website address.
Key features of the questionnaires:
- 24 different types of question, including entry of numbers, dates, text, and free text. A wide variety of choice and multi-line multi-choice question types.
- Number questions can be validated against a minimum and maximum allowed.
- Free text questions allow up to 64 thousand characters of text to be entered.
- All questions (except free text) can allow free text comments to be attached at the bottom.
- Multi-choice questions can have standard or customised headings.
- Questions can be optional or mandatory.
- A "choice" question can allow the system to decide which questions are to be asked next. For example a question asking which type of job the person does can lead to different additional questions, or even an entirely different set of questions for each answer.
Key features of the results system:
- Respondents report shows who has responded and when, allowing others to be chased.
- Powerful on-line results analysis allowing selection of respondents or groups of questions.
- Results can show every individual response, the comments or just the analysis.
- Results analysis can show statistics on the responses including a scoring system allowing easy assessment of positive and negative attitudes.
- Results analysis can include the percentage response for each optional question.
- Results analysis tables can be copied into Excel to allow graphs such as bar charts and pie charts to be prepared.
- Results can be prepared for export to Excel. This creates a table showing the detailed responses, for copying into a spreadsheet for further analysis.