Setting up surveys using Survey Monkey¶
The Carpentries uses Survey Monkey to manage all workshop surveys.
The Workshop Administration Team will have log in credentials from The Carpentries to set up surveys. They will share links to view survey results with workshop hosts and instructors. Hosts and instructors do not need log in credentials.
Contact team@carpentries with questions about logging in.
Setting up a workshop survey¶
If a learner accesses the survey from that workshop’s website (in the format
username.github.io/YYYY-MM-DD-sitename), the survey links will be appended with the workshop slug (so https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/swc_pre_workshop_v1 becomes https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/swc_pre_workshop_v1?workshop_id=YYYY-MM-DD-sitename).
The “naked” link will take them to the exact same survey, but will make it slightly more difficult for us to share survey results.
The survey has already been designed, and we will not customise any of the questions for specific workshops or sites.
The existing questions about which workshop the learner is attending are being deprecated in favour of a new question:
Survey workshop id
Learners are prompted to fill in their workshop ID or the workshop date and location if the ID is not known. Having this information accurate and complete is crucial to being able to share survey results.
Modifying survey responses¶
Survey data can be modified once a user has submitted their response. To protect the integrity of our data, this should be done only if it is known that a respondent filled in an incorrect or incorrectly formatted workshop id.
From the survey page, select
Survey analyse results
Following the instructions above, search for the possible responses to a workshop id. For example, search for all responses containing the word ‘starfleet’ to find any one who may have attended the workshop ‘2018-01-01-starfleet’.
Survey individual responses
Use the arrow icons to navigate to the response that needs editing, and click “edit”.
Survey select response
The survey will open in a new window. Navigate to the workshop id question without editing any other responses.
Survey find incorrect response
Type in the correct workshop id and click next.
Survey add correct response
Close this window so no other responses are affected. This should now show up modified and correct in the Survey Monkey responses.
Continue this for any incorrect response.
Running a report as described above should now give you correct responses.