The Savvy Survey #13: Online Surveys
Example of visual design principle: Gridded set per screen construction.
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Israel, Glenn D., and Jessica L. Gouldthorpe. 2013. “The Savvy Survey #13: Online Surveys: AEC407/PD077, 8/2013”. EDIS 2013 (7). Gainesville, FL.


As part of the Savvy Survey Series, this publication provides Extension faculty with an overview of the process that uses email to invite participants to complete an on-line survey. This 10-page fact sheet provides guidance for constructing an online questionnaire, addressing visual design and formatting considerations, and implementing an online survey. Written by Glenn D. Israel and Jessica L. Gouldthorpe and published by the UF Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, August 2013.
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