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.
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)
To obtain a username, password and link to LimeSurvey, please contact Paul Fenn on firstname.lastname@example.org
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
LimeSurvey provides also a platform to ask questions and read responses. They can be viewed on http://www.limesurvey.org/en/forum
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)
There are also sample surveys that can be downloaded from http://docs.limesurvey.org/Expression+Manager+Sample+Surveys
(1) Roberts, A. (2012) "Surveying online survey tools", 10 February 2012.
(2) Schauer, A. (2012) "LimeSurvey seminar", 08 November 2012.