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Re: Sending an E mail vs Survey Monkey to do a survey Sandhya Srivastava 09 Mar 2009 14:25 UTC

Hi John

I would suggest putting it on surveymonkey.  Just email the people you want
to survey the link to the actual survey and it should work.  Plus you will
be able to manipulate the data on surveymonkey if you want.  It makes it
easier for you.  Plenty of surveys now are using survey monkey and it is a
lot quicker to respond on a survey tool than to answer an email.

Sandhya Srivastava
Electronic Resources Librarian
New York Institute of Technology

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of John Lucas
Sent: Monday, March 02, 2009 11:58 AM
Subject: [SERIALST] Sending an E mail vs Survey Monkey to do a survey


I am going to be sending out a request to many of our Ph.D. Candidates and
other Graduate Students, asking them to tell me what journals they use
primarily in their research to see if we are supplying them with the
materials they need. I was going to limit the number of journals to 10.

QUESTION: Has anyone any idea whether sending individual e-mails with my
questions vs a Survey Monkey link will get a better response?

I know the Survey Monkey looks more professional and possibly gives a
greater impact, however the trouble of going there may not be what the
individuals want to do.

Also, I plan to ask the people for their advisor and ask them the same

QUESTION: Have you asked this of your research candidates and if so, what
other questsions did you use?

I know this sounds vague.  I am just back from handlling some personal
problems and still not thinking well.

With Best Regards

John Lucas

Serials Librarian
University of Mississippi Medical Center
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Jackson, MS 39216-4505

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