Survey Monkey

Do you need to gather feedback from colleagues, trainees, the workforce, or patients?

Do you need to collect data on a research project that includes a questionnaire?

Do you need to enroll and gather consent from research participants?

Or do you just want to see which of your colleagues would like doughnuts on Fridays?


SurveyMonkey is a great tool for gathering opinion and data for a range of purposes.

It is simple to use and we have a paid subscription that offers some extra functions over the free version, including analysis and reuse of surveys.

Surveys can be for feedback, data collection, opinion gathering, enrollment, consent gathering and many other uses.

Surveys can be sent via email, social media, text, embedded or as a pop-up on a website, or even printed and manually entered, so data collection is very flexible, and works equally well on mobile devices as well as PC’s.

To access the paid version, please pop in to the library as this is only available on a PC in our office due to licensing restrictions.

We can help with set up and design of data collection surveys if you need it.

SurveyMonkey can:

Gather opinions and transform them into People Powered Data™.

  • Easily create surveys, quizzes, and polls for any audience.
  • Gather feedback via weblink, email, mobile chat, social media, and more.
  • Automatically analyze your results and get powerful analysis features.
  • Export your results or integrate your data with your favorite apps.
  • Use your insights to make better, data-driven decisions.

Analyze your data—in a snap

  • Get quick insights with automatic charts and summaries
  • Analyze text responses with Word Cloud and Sentiment Analysis.
  • Dig deeper into your data with combined filters and crosstab reports. 
  • Measure responses against industry benchmarks.
“I used Survey Monkey after initiating the Society of
Occupational Medicine eNewsletter to seek information
from the membership on what to include as topics and
then again after a year for feedback about the eNewsletter to fine tune the service.”
“SurveyMonkey can be used for health research with appropriate ethical approval. An introductory section allows explanation of the purpose of the survey and consent can be obtained at this stage. The questionnaire can be set up with a variety of responses including yes/no responses, selecting one or more from a list and drop down menu responses. The designer can draft a survey questionnaire and save the draft for further editing. Logic options can be included so that a No answer moves the respondent to the next required question. Similarly a No response to the consent request in the introductory section could move the questionnaire to the end page where a thank you message and exit button can be placed. A Yes response to the consent would lead to the first of the survey sections/questions.”

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