LimeSurvey: where to begin?

LimeSurvey has a learning curve and when you dive in, you may think that it is much easier to start with SurveyMonkey or another commercial system. You are right. But …. LimeSurvey sometimes feels like the infamous Swiss Army knife with 1001 tools attached to...

Responsive LimeSurvey 3 theme

LimeSurvey makes good software for surveys, but they make themes for displaying the surveys that need a lot of love before they look good. That is why we developed our own version of a base theme (but still based on LimeSurvey’s Vanilla theme), so we have more...

5 point smiley question

Sometimes your survey needs something more than just text. Something that evokes a smile. Using a question theme this is possible. Tony Partner, the man behind Partner Surveys, made a 5 point smiley question theme, which can be found here. We made a fork of that,...

Scoring an array in LimeSurvey

LimeSurvey has a powerful way of getting scores from your responses when you use the Expression Script. A colleague researcher wanted to score an array. There are 15 subquestions and 5 answer options. 3 of the 15 subquestions need to be scored reversely. Afterwards a...

Quiz or assessment?

Building a quiz or assessment is not very difficult using LimeSurvey. Please visit our two language quiz based on the questionnaire of Hans Rosling, a famous Swedish professor on public health. Example survey You can download this survey (.lss file, prepared in...

LimeSurvey: more details about your respondents

Surveys are intended to elicit answers from the respondent. But apart from answering questions there are also other ways a survey collects data: Time between sending invitation and starting to answer (when using invitation mechanism of LimeSurvey) Time needed to fill...