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    Use Free Online Surveys to Carry Out Your Research

    Research is, too often, seen as a simple search term on Google or Wikipedia. In fact, there is a lot more to research than that, and you could decide to use online surveys in order to do research the right way. However, before you start working on free online surveys, you need to understand what research is and how to use it to your benefit.

    Type of Research

    When it comes to online surveys, you have to realise that this is a type of soft research. Soft research is based more on opinions rather than on facts and figures, statistical data and so on. However, some elements of hard research also come into play, as understanding the demographical data of your customers can be very beneficial in better understanding your results.

    Finding Data

    Online surveys aren’t the only option you have available to you. They are generally the best in terms of finding direct opinions from your clients, but you may want to compare those results to reviews left on social media. Furthermore, if your surveys lead you to make changes in your company’s strategies, keeping your eye on reviews in social media is very important in terms of measuring whether your changes have been successful.

    Understanding Data

    One of the most important things in terms of researching is that you understand the data you have collated. Free online surveys are fantastic tools to use in terms of monitoring your customers, but you do have to have the skills and expertise to actually get to grips with what the answers you have received mean. A good website offering free online surveys should also be able to assist you with these issues, helping you make sense of the information you now have available and how you can use this to improve your current situation

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    About Author

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    Phil Cleave

    Phil is part of the Content team at SmartSurvey and has over 20 years experience in the PR and Comms sector writing for Tech Companies.

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