Friday, December 23, 2005

Merry Christmas to all

I would just like to take the opportunity to wish all who celebrate Christmas - the Survey Galaxy subscribers, regular visitors or anyone who just happens to be passing by - a very happy Christmas.

We hope you all have a good time and all your Xmas wishes come true.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


Well if your reading this the chances are that you know what a blog is.

Although blogs have been around in some form on the Internet since 1993 it wasn't until the blog explosion of 2004 that the world went blogging mad and now blogs, blogging and bloggers are everywhere.

However, although more and more people blog there are many others who have no interest or have still yet to discover blogging.

Are you a blogger that has your own blog? Do you blog for business or pleasure? Has a blog ever affected your relationship with someone in a good or bad way?

This weeks survey is Blogs - he's got one, she's got one, have you got one?

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Torture by Proxy?

There is now strong evidence that hundreds of CIA flights have landed at European airports with the suggestion that terrorist suspects have been on board on the way to secret interrogation camps in eastern Europe, Egypt, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East.

Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, and the British Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw have both issued carefully worded statement that still leaves wide open the question that the US are complicit, along with their allies, in torturing detainees by proxy.

Have both the US and British governments now become the very people that they have in the past so publicly denounced? Is there any justification for torturing suspects? If there is sufficient evidence to suggest that either government were complicit in torturing detainees should they be tried as criminals? Extraordinary rendition - where do you stand?

Participate in this weeks free survey Torture by Proxy

Friday, December 09, 2005

Branching Comes to Town

As it is the season of goodwill we are pleased to offer all our members a new branching facility.

Branching is the term used that can ask a participant a number of follow-up questions, or conversely skip over a number of questions, depending on their response.

For example, for those respondents that answer 'Yes' to the question "Do you drive?" a number of follow-up questions could be asked about their driving habits, while for those that answer 'No' they can be taken automatically to the next section.

In many cases the need for branching can be eliminated and at the same time the survey streamlined and made more user friendly. However, in some cases it is desirable and necessary and so we are happy to provide it as a feature.

Branching is only applicable for single radio responses, but all types of questions can utilize the 'Jump To' facility that is included with Branching to allow blocks of questions to be established.

To use branching create and design your survey in the usual way. From the Composer screen set the Preview Mode (found at the top of the right-hand side of the dynamic survey display) to Branches.

A list of valid branches will appear next to each single radio response and a 'Jump to' section under each question.

If you use the branching facility please thoroughly test your survey before inviting people to complete the survey and ensure all branching works as you intend it to as branching logic will add a level of complication to a survey.

Should you need any assistance in using branching please do not hesitate to contact us using the Help Request found on the Information Page.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

The Christmas Survey 2005

Well we are well into December now so it is perfectly acceptable that this weeks public survey is to do with Christmas.

With the lights going up, cards being sent and your bank balance being drained ... this week we ask you if you think it is all worth it?

Take part in The Christmas Survey