FluidSurveys is very easy to use. It features a drag and drop survey editor and loads of features. You can create and analyze surveys, polls and online forms in minutes. FluidSurveys provides a fast and efficient way to collect & analyze information online. There are a number of on-line data analysis features embedded in the service. But data can be exported to popular file formats including comma separated values (csv), Excel and others. There’s even an SPSS export facility.
The surveys are compliant with our current accessibility requirements as specified by AODA, 2005 (www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_05a11_e.htm). They conform to WCAG 2.0 AA Web standards (www.w3.org/TR/WCAG/).
The collected data is stored on servers located in Canada. No data is stored outside the country. This should alleviate concerns that people have that are related to privacy.
You must have a valid uwindsor.ca e-mail address (UWinID) in order to qualify for a FluidSurveys account. If necessary, researchers who are working with colleagues at other institutions may apply for a “friends” account so that person can access FluidSurveys. There is no cost to use this service but you must be prepared to do the development work yourself. The IT Services Helpdesk will provide support if you have any questions or other issues that you cannot resolve by yourself. We do anticipate offering training in the near future.
University policy requires that anyone interested in doing any kind of survey must obtain clearance from Research Ethics Board or REB (www.uwindsor.ca/reb). There is an administrative survey policy that can be found on the Office of Institutional Analysis Web site at www.uwindsor.ca/info/adminstrative-survey-policy.
To find out more about FluidSurveys or to obtain a FluidSurveys account, contact Mathew Chandler (ext. 2768 or email@example.com). More information about FluidSurveys is available at www.uwindsor.ca/webdev.
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