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How to distribute repeated surveys?

ian_kratzke
ian_kratzke Community Member Qubie ✭

I am designing a study that begins with an anonymous pre-survey. From that I have a follow up survey 8 weeks after an individual completes the pre-survey. I have done this by creating a task (within actions) that is triggered whenever the pre-survey is completed and results in distributing the post-survey at 2 months time via the email they provided in the pre-survey (collected by a survey question). Will this work if I have multiple individuals completing the pre-survey at different times?

Also, for every individual that completes the pre-survey, I want to send a weekly survey to them for 8 weeks at a certain day and time. How do I create this action and link it to the individual?


Appreciate the help!

Best Answers

  • MatthewM
    MatthewM Chicago, ILCommunity Member, Qualtrics Brand Admin Superuser ✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer

    The two month follow-up should send out OK, just keep in mind that each distribution will be relative to the date that person completed the pre-survey. As a result, the follow-up surveys will not be distributed at the same time. For instance, if Respondent A completes the pre-survey on August 1, they will receive the follow-up on or around October 1. But if Respondent B completes the pre-survey on August 31, they will get the follow-up around October 31.

    The design of the weekly survey will largely depend upon how respondents are contacted for the pre-survey (an email invitation with a unique link, or are they using an anonymous link), how long the pre-survey data collection window is open, and whether respondents need to complete each weekly survey at the same time or not.

  • MatthewM
    MatthewM Chicago, ILCommunity Member, Qualtrics Brand Admin Superuser ✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer

    I haven't used Triggers or Actions that much for survey distribution; I don't know that there is an automated way to send a survey on a fixed day every week using either of those features. (My recollection is that the distribution date is relative to the date the response was submitted, in terms of number of days.) I think the best you can do is compile weekly email lists from the previous 7 days' respondents and send those out each Wednesday using email distributions.

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  • ian_kratzke
    ian_kratzke Community Member Qubie ✭

    Makes sense! The pre-survey link would be anonymous and open for 1 year. While we want to use a general link for that survey, the survey itself is not anonymous. Essentially, we want to use a list-serve to recruit. The weekly survey would ideally be sent every Wednesday to an individual beginning on the first Wednesday after they complete the pre-survey. Would this be possible? If not, we could potentially design the pre-survey to have unique links.


    Thanks!