Survey Terminologies

The following are the frequently encountered terms used in the survey industry; while we reward all our members for their opinions, we also wish to keep them abreast with these terminologies:

The initial status when a respondent is created in the system; Invited for a survey but has not answered it yet.

The respondent has started the survey.

The respondent declined to participate in the survey by clicking on the “Decline” link in the email invitation.

The respondent was screened out from the client survey as the respondent profile doesn’t match the study criteria.

The respondent has successfully completed the survey.

The respondent was terminated from the survey as the quotas for that specific target group was already met.

The respondent tried to enter on a survey invitation that was no longer valid (Project closed).

The respondent started a survey but never finished. Respondents are automatically timed out 1 hour after they have started any survey.

The respondent answered the survey in a suspicious way; could be a speedster or stratghtliner.

Respondent caught by the Unique Respondent de-duplication function.

The respondent was marked as a bad response based on feedback from the client.

The respondent was terminated from the survey based on quality controls enabled in the survey.

The respondent started a pre-screener survey but has not started the client survey yet.

The respondent was terminated from a pre-screener survey.

The respondent was timed out from a pre-screener survey.

The respondent was terminated due to Geo IP validation.

The respondent was terminated based on survey compatibility project settings, eg. device type (mobile, tablet, standard), Flash/webcam.

The respondent was a part of the selection, but unsubscribed from the panel without responding to the survey invitation.