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Hi,

ONASurveys from Optimice provides the ability to search a list of names. It
is also very flexible in managing lists (via GoogleDocs or Excel)
spreadsheets with respondents and emails as well as name lists.

http://www.onasurveys.com/

/patti anklam

On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 4:08 AM, Nicholas Harrigan <[log in to unmask]>
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>
>
>
> We are preparing to conduct a large network study with a relatively large
> pool of respondents, involving about 500 people in an organization. For our
> smaller surveys we have used Qualtrix, listing a roster of names as
> checkboxes/dropdowns for the name generator question.  But the problem now
> is that presenting a roster of 500 names is simply too much for a name
> generator. Even if we break it down into two questions by gender (e.g. male
> friends; female friends) it is still too large of a list to ask respondents
> to scroll through. In addition there is a less serious complication in that
> our rosters are not standardized (e.g. some include first name, followed by
> family name; some begin with family name followed by first name).
>
>
>
> It would be great if there is a survey software out there that presents a
> “dynamic roster” based on what the respondent is typing into the name
> generator. So if the respondent is typing “Bill”, it will list all the
> Bills and Williams in the organization for the respondent to check off :
>
> Bill Cunningham
>
> Bill Ramos
>
> Jenkins William
>
> William Meyer
>
> ….
>
>
> The only other requirement besides the capability for a dynamic roster is
> that the survey could be administered online.
>
>
>
> It would be nice if the platform had the following features, but they are
> not essential:
>
> 1) Ability to manage respondents: Our survey is longitudinal so we would
> like to manage attrition: respondents who  drop out, respondents who ask us
> to take them off the list, respondents who exit the organization, etc
>
> 2) Ability to ask name interpreter questions by piping in the alter names,
> provided in the name generator questions.
>
> 3) Ability to manage incentives
>
>
> I looked through the archives of the listserv and it looks like 2005 is
> the last time this question was broached. Can anyone recommend a platform
> that has the above features? Any help would be appreciated!
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Nick Harrigan & Michael Genkin
>
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