Mediata Survey Philosophy
The main purpose of Mediata Survey is to create web-based surveys and analyze their results. It has been tailored as a non-programmer tool. Basically you don't need to know anything about web development in PHP in order to publish a survey.
How Is The Process
You create the survey in a friendly and intuitive user interface that runs on your Macintosh or Windows computer and after the survey is finished, Mediata Survey creates the PHP script that you'll publish on the web.
Once the survey is on your web server, users will answer the survey on the web and answers are stored survey the database server.
At any time, you can use Mediata Survey to access the survey answers and analyze the results with the desktop applications. Results are not displayed on the web (this will be available in a future version). Mediata Survey have many tools to analyze and present the results.
No Programing Knowledge Required
Mediata Survey allows web page designers to create dynamic surveys without knowledge on databases or PHP programming language . Mediata Survey will transform the survey and its logic into instructions required for survey operation.
Naturally, even though you do not need to know about programming, you must know the configuration parameters of the database where the results will be stored, and you should have FTP access to the server to upload the PHP scripts. If you don't have that information, you must contact your webserver administrator.
Not For One Question Survey
Unlike other survey generator web sites where only one question is generally generated and included somewhere in a page on your website, Mediata Survey main feature is to create multi-page surveys. Therefore, the survey must have at least one start page with a question and one final page in which the user is thanked for taking the survey.
Dynamic Surveys - Skip Logic
Mediata Survey allows you to add skip logic to create dynamic surveys. For example: Go from page 3 to page 5 skipping page 4 in case answers in page 3 do not meet certain criteria.
Survey Modifications After First Results Are Received
You can make all the modifications you want to your survey, but once you publish the software online and start receiving responses you should not modify the structure of the survey: adding or deleting pages or questions, changing question structure, etc. If you do that, all the answers that are currently in the database won't be able to match the new survey structure.
However, you'll be able to modify text in the survey: questions and answers and republish the survey without loosing any prior data.
Analyzing The Results With Mediata Survey
The same application you use to create the survey is the one you'll use to retrieve survey results from your webserver and analyze the results, produce reports, view graphics, export data to other program for further analysis.
While users are taking the survey or after finishing it, results can be seen, treated, and analyzed in detail.