LimeSurvey at the iSchool

The following information has been put together to aid with the setup and running of LimeSurvey.

Please note: At this point in time, only iSchool staff, research staff and research students are able to utilise the departmental LimeSurvey tool.

Background

Selecting the right survey tool can be challenging. A comparison of survey tools was undertaken in February 2012 and the link is http://sheffieldischoolresearchers.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/surveying-online-survey-tools.html (1).

A seminar presentation on the benefits of LimeSurvey was given in November 2012 in the iSchool and the YouTube link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN8UgZLtR9g (2)

Gaining access

To obtain a username, password and link to LimeSurvey, please contact Paul Fenn on p.fenn@sheffield.ac.uk

Setup

Manual

Although there is no telephone support for LimeSurvey, detailed information can be found on their website (www.limesurvey.org). In particular their English user manual which can be accessed on http://docs.limesurvey.org/English+Instructions+for+LimeSurvey&structure=English+Instructions+for+LimeSurvey

Forum

LimeSurvey provides also a platform to ask questions and read responses. They can be viewed on http://www.limesurvey.org/en/forum

Videos

There are several useful videos that explain LimeSurvey.

An older introductory video can be seen by following http://docs.limesurvey.org/LimeSurvey+Video-Tutorial

A more applicable video has been put together in April 2012 and can be viewed on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XogeLUWfp10

And a seminar given in the iSchool in November can be found by going to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etJmlEYT8Sg (Part 1) and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7_-90hTaH (Part 2). These videos explain the creation of a new survey, question groups and questions. (2)

Example surveys

There are also sample surveys that can be downloaded from http://docs.limesurvey.org/Expression+Manager+Sample+Surveys

References

(1) Roberts, A. (2012) "Surveying online survey tools", 10 February 2012.

(2) Schauer, A. (2012) "LimeSurvey seminar", 08 November 2012.