Survey Your Way!
June 24, 2016

Survey Your Way!

Lauren Harradine | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Google Forms

I used Google Forms for personal records, psychology research for my thesis, and for marketing research in classes. It takes all data inputted through the form and allows you to export it as a Google Sheet file which can then be download to Excel and entered into any variety of analytic software. I personally used this feature mainly for my thesis, but this made it incredibly easy to download, format, and enter my data into SPSS.
  • Variety of responses - Google Forms allows you to ask questions of people and allows them to respond with short answer, multiple choice, ranked feedback, checkboxes and more.
  • Variety of content - You can post images, links, videos, and standard questions in the survey. Awesome.
  • In-line analyses - You can take a look at the data you've collected in a tab next to the current survey or export the data (when you're finished).
  • Easy to share! - It's so easy to share this. You can explicitly share editing access among contributors and send the executable survey itself as a link.
  • Incredibly easy to edit your questions and orders. Also easy to set up pages of question to split content.
  • I really appreciated the ability to break down the survey through logic. Based on certain responses to questions, you can more effectively target your research questions.
  • For example, if your survey is about sports, and someone mentions in the demographics section that they don't watch sports on TV, you can have them skip the TV Sports Entertainment section and either go to Live Sports or skip to the end of the survey. It's just convenient and helps people avoid wasting time.
  • I'd also like to see new capability for setting up logic/rule templates, though there may not be enough flexibility within these parameters for it to be worthwhile.
  • Any templates, actually, would be pretty nice. However, I'm not sure how helpful this would be either since people tend to have a certain set up in mind. It would be cool to see, but I don't think it's imperative.
  • Google Forms is incredibly easy to use and allows users to access it at any time. While working on my thesis, this capability was KEY.
  • The ability to share and limit access, especially within my University, was also key to limiting my participant pool to relevant people without incurring any additional selection bias.
These are all pretty decent services, but I liked Google Forms because of its easy distribution and how simple it was to process the data. My university uses Google Drive software for almost everything, so this happened to be extra convenient for me.
This software is great when you need to send the survey to a lot of people quickly since it allows you to send it as a link and add collaborators for remote access. The newest iteration is so streamlined and full of functionality that I genuinely think this is one of the best free survey services on the market right now.

Google Forms Feature Ratings

Custom logo/branding
Changes to live survey
Question design help
Multiple question types
Survey logic flexibility
Response tracking
Data export
Standard reports
Custom reports
Respondent restrictions
Access controls