Good online survey tool

22 Nov 2011 - 10:13am
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Hi there. This is my first post on IxDA!

Does anyone out there know of a good online survey-building tool? Preferably, the tool would allow the author to apply different weights to individual questions (e.g. "The response to Question 1 is three times more important than the response to Question 2. The response to Question 2  is of the same importance as the response to Question 3, etc.").

I have been using ProProfs but that is really for quiz generation and also does not allow for different weights for each question.

Jon Bloom



23 Nov 2011 - 8:31am

Been using Survs ( for a while. Way better than Survey Monkey. Better interaction design, UI, cleaner, looks like they really cared about the experience. The ability to create logic for questions is also more elegant than Survey Monkey. Other than that, Wufoo is pretty good, but more like a trimmed down, simpler product. 

I'm not sure of a tool that will do the weighting on responses like you're after as most of these don't have that type of analytics. There is an app out that will allow you to input responses from your survey and rank them based on the significance of the response, business value, and tech feasibility of creating a solution, 

28 Nov 2011 - 2:05pm

Thank you! I will look into Survs, but I believe I found another tool that is for school testing that will do the job and allow me to apply different weights to different responses.

Best, Jon Bloom

29 Nov 2011 - 2:05pm

Sorry, folks. I made the mistake of responding to an individual and forgetting that I was responding to the whole group. The tool I found for the inventory QuizStar. It allows me to ask the respondents questions and weight each answer differently by assigning points.

It can be found here:


28 Nov 2011 - 9:49am


I believe the Cvent Web Survey tool could help you with your upcoming project. Cvent offers over 20 question types, including several interactive questions such as drag and drop rank order and sliding scales. While not ideal for every survey, it does create a more engaging experience as many respondents are used to only answering surveys with radio buttons, long matrixes and multi-select. In addition, you have the flexibility to make the survey look and feel however you want to match your company branding. Finally, and possibly the most important for your uses, scoring allows you to weight question answers. If you're interested in learning more, Cvent offers a free trial.

If you have any specific questions about Cvent or conducting surveys, I'd be happy to help!

Sherie Mersdorf

(Full disclosure: I work at Cvent)

28 Nov 2011 - 2:05pm

Thanks Sherie! I will look into the tool. But I think I may have already found some freeware that does what I need.

Best, Jon

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