Really Simple Surveys with Google Docs

I have just posted an article with demo screencasts on my work blog @the.coalface. The article is concerned with using a new feature of Google Docs Spreadsheets: web form data entry. I intend to use it for project allocation this year, but there are loads of other uses both within education and without.

To get some additional context, read the following articles first.

Although lacking in features provided by subscription sites like SurveyMonkey, it’s a lot simpler to set up and use than most of the alternatives provided by Outlook and SharePoint.

Most of us want data we can analyse in our spreadsheets and that’s exactly what Google Docs Web Forms provides. For a quick and dirty solution, it probably can’t be bettered!

Author: cpjobling

Senior lecturer, College of Engineering, Swansea University