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Sondage Internet

Polls and surveys are great things to have to implement in your website. They help you see a number of things from how your business is viewed to how much they like or don't like your site.

Web Survey Software

When you are evaluating web survey software, pay close attention to what each has to offer in the way intercepting web visitors to your site who are invited to participate in your survey or poll.

Richard Collins

Also Accessibility can be an important consideration for some studies

Nick Coates

A couple of things spring to mind:

1. there are people considerations in choosing a system - what skills do you need in house / vs supplier support & training etc.
2. reporting (in particular live / client feeds etc / dashboarding)
3. Linguistic considerations should come under International unless you feel they merit a separate section
4. Integration with other modes (e.g. CATI) is important
5. Modules for dealing with multiple waves (e.g. on trackers) should be in there somewhere.

Lynd Bacon

I agree with Pat re: security being a top-level topic.

Lynd Bacon

Hi, Ray. How about:

System extensibility?

Database technology?


Features for integrating potentially complementary data about purchasing, from social media platforms, or from other sources?

Features for managing incentives and fulfillment?

Pat Molloy

Ray, at your top level I think you might consider data security. We are seeing more and more RfPs that stress the importance of not only data in transit across the internet, but also data 'at rest'.

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