Surveys

How to Create a Survey In Word

Microsoft word is the most basic and ultimate tool to use in these types of cases. We will learn How to Create a Survey In Word So today we will discuss on how to create a survey with the use of word. 

How to Create a Survey In Word

In this modern and advanced technology era we are often attracted towards these technologies and forget that basics can do wonders too.

Let’s say, writing an article in a Microsoft word or creating a simple survey, printing and distributing to your desired customers.

But, before jumping into the topic let’s know more about what survey is.

WHAT IS A SURVEY?

A survey is a method of researching, collecting and analyzing data from a group of respondents to get an insight into several topics.

There are four (4) modes of collecting survey data, they are-

  • Telephonic Survey


These surveys are conducted by using computer assisted telephonic interviewing where interviewer collects and enters the respondent’s data into the computer directly.

  • Online Survey

Online survey, also known as internet survey is a very popular survey where a set of questions are sent out to the targeted respondents and the respondent answers the questions through World Wide Web.

  • Paper And Pencil Survey

Paper and pencil survey is the classic and the most common method of doing survey. Here respondents are asked to answer the survey questions on a piece of paper. Due to online survey, this survey method has gone down on a very large scale.

  • Face to Face Survey

Face to face surveys are kind of formal meetings where the interviewer physically goes to the location of respondents for a personal or face to face interview. In this type of survey you get more room to clarify your answers.

TYPES OF SURVEY BY PURPOSE

Survey comes in various shapes and sizes, and also has various approaches to conduct. Here we are going to briefly discuss about the types of survey by purpose.

1) EXPLORATORY SURVEY RESEARCH

Exploratory survey research plays an important role in marketing and business strategy. It mainly focuses on understanding the existing problem and getting an insight of how to solve that particular problem.

2) DESCRIPTIVE SURVEY RESEARCH

Unlike exploratory survey research, descriptive survey research is much more structured and preplanned. It basically studies the nature of a population. This type of research is mainly done to study quality, attitude, and behavior of a population on a given topic.

3) CASUAL SURVEY REASEARCH

Casual survey research is almost similar to descriptive survey research. It is structured and preplanned. It is more of a cause and effect research between two variables.

TIPS TO CREATE A SURVEY

After getting an idea about a survey, modes of conducting a survey and its types, it’s time to discuss the tips to construct a survey.

  • SETTING A CLEAR GOAL

Have a clear mind and think what information do you need for your business and why. This will give you an insight to structure a plan.

  • CHOOSING THE RIGHT AUDIENCE

The second important tip is choosing the right audience to target. Targeting the right audience will narrow down your population to survey, which will give you a structured data.

  • CHOOSING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

The last important tip is choosing the right questions. The questions should be on point, asking directly about the products to the respondent. Try making your questions as objective as possible, which will help you in achieving your goal.

HOW TO CREATE A SURVEY IN WORD

So finally we are on our last topic, creating a survey in word. By not wasting any more time let’s quickly discuss on creating a survey in word

 1. Go to Microsoft word

 2. Start with a blank document or search in the search box for ‘form’

3. If you go to ‘search’ choose a template the general   type of format you want. It will save time.

4. Open the developer tab

5. Click wherever you want to add your content or questions.

6. Select the desired form control (e.g. checkbox, pictures, text, etc) to add it on the survey.

7. Enter any questions or text.

8. Keep repeating the previous step till you complete your survey.

9. Select the review tab, select ‘Protect’ and then choose ‘Protect Document’.

10. Your survey is ready to print.

CONCLUSION

No matter what, a basic tool like Microsoft word also can come in handy in creating a survey for business purpose. It is less time consuming and low cost or no cost at all. So, yeah basics can do wonders too.

Monisha Devi

Monisha Devi is a Freelance writer who loves to write on variety of topics and whose passion is to learn new and exciting ones every time .

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