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Paper Surveys

Paper surveys are still the most universal method for conducting survey research, but they are less common than a few years ago due to the cost and speed advantages of online surveys.

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Paper surveys: use only when required

Paper surveys can be the most expensive method of data collection with the lowest response rate. Paper surveys should only be used when necessary, regardless of the application.

When and how to use paper surveys

When and how to use paper surveys

Although paper surveys are much less common, they still have uses. Some groups, such as employees in the field without computer access or customers whose email addresses and telephone numbers are unknown, still require paper surveys.

For employee surveys, we may recommend a combination of online surveys for those with email addresses and paper surveys for those without email addresses. For customer surveys and market research surveys, the minimum number of responses needed to reach valid data is calculated. Then, a combination of paper, online, or telephone surveys is recommended.

Combine survey types with NBRI

Combine survey types with NBRI

When they are needed, NBRI paper surveys can be combined with online surveys and/or telephone surveys, barcoded for individual tracking, sent to individuals with postage-paid return envelopes, shipped in bulk to multiple locations, and much more.

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Our paper survey process

Our paper survey process

NBRI handles every step, from sending out each survey to reporting on the data so you know where to take action.

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