Learning Center

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The Learning Center

Welcome to the SMP Learning Center. Here you will find instructions and videos describing how to use SMP – from the very beginner modules to the more advanced features.  There are four sections:

Getting Started Guide (a quick intro to using the system),

V10 User Manual

Video Tutorials

Text tutorial at the bottom of the page.

I hope you find these lessons helpful. All feedback or questions are most welcome – email to jhughes@smpsurveys.com

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Video Tutorials

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Building Surveys 101

(Click to watch how)

VIDEO

The Survey Editor is where you build your surveys by adding questions and controls that determine what the respondents see and do.  In this first video on the survey editor we show you how easy it is to add questions and the parameters that define them.  Go to video.

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Cut and Paste 101

(Click to watch how)

VIDEO

Cutting and pasting the text of your survey into SMP can greatly improve on the time it takes to setup your surveys in the system.  To see how watch the video or see the other articles below.  Go to video.

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The Image Library 101

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VIDEO

The image library allows the survey scripter to easily add images such as brand logos, print advertising, audio and video to your surveys.  In this first video we show you how to add brand logos as answers to your questions for improved data integrity.  Go to video.

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Advanced questions 101

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VIDEO

 Explore completely new ways of asking questions that create respondent interest and better data with a simple to program interface.  Discover how here.  Go to video.

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Deploying Surveys 101

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VIDEO

There are three steps you need to progress through in order to launch a survey.  First design a survey using the Survey Editor.  Second you test the survey and when happy with it you deploy it.  This video will show you how to go from the “Design” mode to the “Deploy” mode testing your survey on the way.  Go to video.

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Routing and Skipping 101

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VIDEO

Routing your respondent through a survey depending on the questions already answered is an important element in most online surveys.  In Smp Surveys we do this using a special control that we call “Gates”.  Learn all about gates here.   Go to video.

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Tutorials

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Getting Started

BEGIN_101_Understanding SMP main menu

BEGIN_102_Creating surveys

BEGIN_103_Enter survey questions

BEGIN_104_The four stages to survey deployment

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Writing surveys faster in SMP

CUT AND PASTE_101 – Using cut and paste methods speeds survey creation tremendously.

CUT AND PASTE_102 – Cut and paste every answer at once.

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Pipe and Piping – creating new answer frames.

PIPING 101 – Using the simple piping feature to pipe answers to another question.

PIPING 102 – Using the “PIPE” question type to achieve some sophisticated piping outcomes.

Piping from a grid

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Skips and Gates – Controlling Respondent Flow

Using Simple Skips

Using Gates

 

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Other Tips and Tricks

Using a POP_up

Using SMP and your Panel Provider

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