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Website for a simple two-stage poll/survey?
April 27, 2012 4:56 PM   Subscribe

Website for a simple two-stage poll/survey?

I'm looking for a website or a way to host a simple web poll/survey. I need it to be two stages so that the response to the first question determines the available answer choices for the second question. An example would be "In what state did you graduate with your degree?" with a choice for each of the 50 states of America for the first question, the second question would be a list of universities in that state. If someone were to respond to the first prompt with "New York", they would be presented with universities found in the state of New York for the second prompt which would ask "From which university?"

Is there not a free website where I can create this kind of two-stage question? I don't need in-depth statistical analysis or any fluff and I don't have a web host or background in PHP/HTML/etc. Your help is welcomed and appreciated!
posted by MeatyBean to Technology (7 answers total)
 
is this something you could use google docs for?
posted by royalsong at 5:00 PM on April 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


SurveyMonkey?

(I don't know if it can do your two-stage survey, but I get surveys from companies that use this service.)
posted by caclwmr4 at 5:01 PM on April 27, 2012


So I see now that, yes SurveyMonkey can, using its "Skip Logic" capability.
posted by caclwmr4 at 5:03 PM on April 27, 2012


I've used both Google Docs and Survey Monkey for surveys in general, but can't speak to how variable second questions on either. I have a vague sense that they may cost extra, at least on SM, but I can't say for certain.
posted by FlyingMonkey at 5:08 PM on April 27, 2012


If it's really just two questions in a row no matter how you answer the first one then with a little elbow grease you can do this on any web host that can handle single-page form submissions.

In the example case provided you would just have one initial page where you pick the state that forwards to fifty separate pages each with the different versions of the second question containing the list of schools to pick from. (I mean, hopefully there's a more elegant free option for you, but if you're just trying to git 'er done...)
posted by XMLicious at 5:45 PM on April 27, 2012


You're right, though its a paid for feature at $24 monthly.
posted by MeatyBean at 7:00 PM on April 27, 2012


@caclwmr4 RE: Survey Monkey that is.
posted by MeatyBean at 7:01 PM on April 27, 2012


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