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  • Instructor(s): Martijn van der Klis Utrecht University
  • Available also as advanced: No

LimeSurvey is a free and open-source on-line survey application. LimeSurvey allows users to quickly create intuitive, powerful, online question-and-answer surveys that can work for tens to thousands of participants without much effort. For researchers, big pluses are that LimeSurvey is easy to use, is modifiable to a great extent and can be installed on university servers (thus keeping the data in-house).

In the first part of this tutorial we will cover some aspects of survey creation with LimeSurvey. We’ll cover question types like scales (Likert, Thurnstone), audio/image presentation and arrays. We’ll talk about what LimeSurvey can and can’t do with regard to randomization. We’ll go over different access modes for participants, and will also cover issues with opening up your survey to a broad public.

In the second part you are able to implement a survey yourself on the Utrecht University LimeSurvey server. We’ll provide some example survey ideas, but you’re free to try and implement your own.

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