Web-Based Data Collection

The ISRC utilizes the Qualtrics on-line system to provide secure, web-based, survey services.  In spring of 2011, The University of Iowa established Qualtrics as the replacement for Websurveyor, its earlier web-based survey support system. The University of Iowa’s Information Technology Service (ITS) maintains the service accounts and provides security for end users. Qualtrics has thus far proven itself to be a flexible platform and, as with the Telephone-Based Data Collection system, Qualtrics software optimizes clean and efficient data collection with the following features:

  • Sample Management
  • Programming of Skip Patterns
  • Answer Range Limitations
  • The Randomization of Questions or Answer Sets and
  • Tracking respondent behavior, when appropriate