Researchers conducting online surveys typically use Qualtrics. Qualtrics can create surveys containing Likert type responses (e.g. from Strongly disagree to Strongly agree) as well as free text questions for collection of qualitative data. It can also present a wide range of stimuli such as images and videos, as well as randomise parts of the survey to ensure your participants are not responding in a biased way.
You will gain access to your Qualtrics account when you attend one of the dissertation workshops for online recruitment. Look out for an e-mail about these workshops in the first semester. If you’re a psychology student or staff please do not create your account. Instead, contact the psychology technicians so you can gain access to the university license and all the functions that are not available in the free account.
Here are a few documents that provide additional guidance for online recruitment. If you’re a psychology student, please note that these documents are meant to be used as an addition to the online recruitment workshop that you would have attended. Your study won’t go live until you request approval from your supervisor, so please feel free to experiment as soon as you have your account.
|Getting started||Summary of key
functions for those
who have already
attended the workshop.
of all question types
that can be created
|Detailed Question Types guide|
|How to upload images,
audio, and video files to your surveys
|Detailed Graphics guide|
|Hot spot questions||How to create hot
in your survey
|Detailed Hot Spot guide|
|Heat map questions||How to create heat
maps in your survey
|Detailed Heat Map guide|
|Timing questions||How to record click
times and submission
times in your survey
|Detailed Timing guide|
|Randomisation||How to randomise
questions, and blocks
|Detailed Randomisation guide|
|Importing survey data to SPSS||How to get your data
from Qualtrics to SPSS
|Guide for supervisors||Collaborating
with students and
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