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Tap these online resources to polish your survey design and then conduct a professional-looking survey.



There are a growing number of online survey providers; SurveyMonkey, InstantSurvey, and Zoomerang are among the most popular. Some smaller companies and survey consulting firms also provide very good free information on how to conduct surveys that anyone visiting their sites can review. The following are highly recommended:



Creative Research Systems


Offers free information along with software and services.



Survey & Questionnaire Design


Nice free tutorial on survey design.





Offers free tips and survey design templates, along with online survey services.


Here are some good guides and tools for running a productive focus group.



Free Management Library's Basics of Conducting Focus Groups

Elementary but free information on conducting focus groups.


Toolkit for Conducting Focus Groups

A well designed guide to conducting a focus group.


Guidelines for Conducting a Focus Group


Conducting In-Depth Interviews: A Guide for Designing and Conducting In-Depth Interviews for Evaluation Input



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