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Qualtrics is an online survey software tool widely used by research universities, government agencies, and private companies. It is made available free of charge by NC State’s Office of Institutional Research and Planning (OIRP) to all faculty, staff, and students of NC State University. Qualtrics provides an easy to use point-and-click interface where users can create and distribute surveys, collect responses, and analyze the results.Qualtrics features include:

  • Over 100 question types, including: multiple choice, matrix tables, text entry, descriptive text, graphics, constant sum, rank order, side-by-side, drill down, timing, and meta information
  • Library of existing surveys, questions, graphics, and messages that users can add to or draw from
  • Advanced customization of questions such as randomization, skip/display logic, forced response validation, etc.
  • Ability to upload population files into Qualtrics to easily personalize and distribute surveys
  • Multiple distribution options including: Qualtrics e-mailer, customizable survey URL, social media, and QR codes
  • Ability to monitor survey progress and send reminder and thank-you messages
  • Downloadable response data in various formats: Excel, SPSS, XML, and HTML
  • Ability to create reports, graphs, charts, and statistical results of response data

Accessing Qualtrics at NC State

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Qualtrics A-Z guide

Qualtrics Handbook of Question Design