Qualtrics is a great survey software
November 09, 2018

Qualtrics is a great survey software

Katharine Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
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Modules Used

  • Research Suite

Overall Satisfaction with Qualtrics

I do all the surveys for the university I work for. We have had Qualtrics available on campus for five years. I am a very heavy user of Qualtrics. I also teach other faculty and staff on campus how to use it by giving a 3-hour workshop each semester. Qualtrics is a great tool for researchers, especially for sending out surveys to large numbers of people. I have sent surveys to our entire campus community a few times, over 5,000 people with no problems. Rarely, I do encounter something that does not go right. The Qualtrics support has always been immediately available to me and they have always been able to help me find a solution. I highly recommend the product.
  • Qualtrics offers a wide range of question formats. This feature allows for uniquely styled questions that keep a students interest.
  • Qualtrics is very useful for sending out surveys on a particular schedule at a good time to not overload our campus IT system. The reminder feature is great in that I can set up all four reminders for the entire survey when I set up the survey.
  • I most value the immediate support when I run into a problem. A problem stops my work in its tracks. It is very important that I get the issue resolved quickly so I can get on with my work.
  • The one feature I have found to be frustrating is the rank order question format. The way it gives the response still means I need to calculate the numbers for each response in order to see which ranked highest. I wish Qualtrics would give this information.
  • Having Qualtrics on our campus has made getting high quality data easier. It has simplified surveys, in that before Qualtrics every department was using a different survey product.
The Campus Lab product was also great. I actually preferred it for campus use as they had a much better support for people who did not have a background in survey construction. That would have been great for faculty. But as someone trained in survey research, I found both products were great. Flashlight was great for the time it was introduced. Survey instruments have greatly improved in the last twenty years. Survey Monkey was ok for the cheap price, but Qualtrics can do so much more.
Qualtrics is well suited for surveys that I can send out. The reminder function is great, I appreciate that a survey and all reminders can be programed all at once. That way I don't have to remember if I sent a reminder or not. I know it is taken care of. I have been told it is not so practical for instant surveys, like at a graduation ceremony where it is necessary to get the URL to an audience.