WISCO Survey Power creates the HTML code needed for your survey. The HTML code can also be inserted into the body of your web page templates, so the survey has the same look-and-feel as the rest of your site. The complete HTML survey, without the WISCO Survey web site background and additional descriptions can be viewed here. Typically the top part of a survey is used to provide instructions, for example: "Please fill out this survey." Headings can be placed before any question. In this sample survey, the headings are used to describe different survey question types.

This sample survey was designed to show different question types and the use of graphics. Two survey questions are set to require responses. Numerical responses can be validated for minimum and maximum values. Names and email addresses can also be required and validated before submission.

The Single Choice question type allows only one response. If you change a response, the previous response for the question will be unselected. Up to 25 choices can be displayed.  

1. What is your gender?

 Response Required

 
The Multiple Response question type allows multiple choices to be marked. Up to 25 choices can be included. 

2. What days of the week are most suitable for you to attend training courses? Check all that apply.

 
 

 
Multiple Choice-Other questions allows multiple choices to be marked. An edit box is included to enter additional "other" responses. The default text length is 40 characters long. The maximum text length is 200 or 240 characters. The length of the text response is set when the questions are created. The maximum text length is entered on the Rating Scales screen.

3. Following is a list of the 25 largest U.S. cities. Which cities would be acceptable for our next national convention? Check all that apply. You can also suggest a different city to host our next convention.

 
 

Other 

 
Single Scale questions allow the respondent to select one of the responses. Since this is a scale, averages can be calculated. Your terms are used for the rating scale.  

4. Please rate the solar eclipse

 
Multiple Scale questions allow multiple items to be rated. The scale is chosen when the questions are created on the Rating Scales screen. If no response is selected, a value for that part of the question will not be used in the weighted results.  

5. Rate the performance of your immediate supervisor.

  Excellent Good Average Fair Poor
Fair and consistent administration of company policies
Supervisor's overall knowledge & competence
Willingness to admit and correct mistakes
Willingness of supervisor to provide positive recognition
Willingness to provide appropriate training opportunities
Clear communications of instructions on a regular basis

 
The 2 Column Scale questions allows up to 5 items to be rated with 2 different scales. The scales are chosen when the questions are created on the Rating Scales screen. If no response is selected, a value for that part of the question will not be used in the weighted results.  

6. Please rate the following TV channels for picture quality (1=Excellent to 5=Poor) and how often you watch that channel (1=Frequently to 5=Never).

Picture Quality Excellent Good Average Fair Poor
ABC
C-SPAN
CBS
FOX
NBC

How Often You Watch Frequently Often Sometimes Seldom Never
ABC
C-SPAN
CBS
FOX
NBC

 
Numeric Rank questions ranks the listed items against each other. If you want to limit the response to the top 3 choices, enter 3 for the maximum value on the Rating Scales screen when the survey questions are created. If no response is selected, a value for that part of the question will not be used in the weighting results. 

7. Rank the top 3 items of concern to you (1 = most concern, 2 = next most concern, and 3 = next most concern).

Ranking    (1)       (2)       (3)       (4)   
Crime
Education
Environment
Health Care

 
The 3 Column & 5 Column Array questions allow as many checks as needed by clicking on that choice. If you need to unselect the answer, click on the check box again. There are additional options to allow only one mark for each row or each column.  

8. Typically, how do you contact customer service by supplier?

    WISCO Computing   Company B   Company C   Company D   Company E 
In person: I mention it when I see a sales representative
Telephone: I call customer service
Telephone: I call my sales representative
Web/online: I check my order status online via the web
E-mail: I send them an e-mail to get status or to ask a question
By regular mail
By fax
I don't contact anyone; I just stop using supplier if I have problems

 
Numeric Entry questions allows only numbers to be entered. If no response is entered in the edit box next to the choice text, it will be ignored when the results are calculated. You can leave the position blank to represent 0. Press the Tab key to move from one edit box to the next edit box. Pressing shift-tab moves to the previous edit box. To limit the maximum value that can be entered, enter the maximum value on the Rating Scales screen when creating or revising the survey questions.  

9. How many of the following pets do you own?

Birds 
Cats 
Dogs 
Goldfish 
Other 

 
The 3 Column & 5 Column Numeric question allows only numbers to be entered. If no response is entered in the edit box next to the choice text, it will be ignored when the results are calculated. Only integers can be entered. You can leave the position blank to represent 0. Press the Tab key to move from one edit box to the next edit box. Pressing shift-tab moves to the previous edit box. To limit the maximum value that can be entered, enter the maximum value on the Rating Scales screen when creating or revising the survey questions.  

10. Indicate the number of students in each of these classes for each class period.

    English   Math   Science 
Period 1 
Period 2 
Period 3 
Period 4 
Period 5 
Period 6 
Period 7 

 
Text Entry questions allow for text entry responses. The default length is 40 characters long. The maximum length is 240 characters. The length of the text response is set when the questions are created. The maximum text length is entered on the Rating Scales screen. 

11. Any suggestions for improving this survey software?


 
Date Entry questions allow for an American Format numerical date to be entered. When reports are created and printed, they can be displayed in other international formats. If the date limits are not set on the Rating Scales page, the minimum and maximum dates from the Survey Preferences screen are used.  

12. Enter the date you plan on winning the lottery.

 Month   Day   Year 

 
The Single Select question type allows one response from the pull down listing. If you change a response, the previous response for the question will be unselected. Up to 99 choices can be included.

13. Which state would you like to visit on your next vacation (holiday)?

 Response Required

Your Name:

Your Email Address:

After the user completes the survey and presses the submit button, a thank you page should be displayed. If a thank you page is not displayed, the user sees the raw file of responses that is being submitted. Your thank you page can be a generic page created by WISCO Survey Power or a custom page that you create. The survey responses are placed in an email and sent to your email address. The WISCO Survey Power software automatically adds the responses in the emails to the survey database on your computer.

When an HTML survey is created for a foreign language, phrases are substituted for the English phrases (web page navigation, name and email address, required responses, none of the above, error messages, submit and reset buttons). These phrases have also been translated to the foreigh language by a native speaker.

Page last updated: October 26, 2006