The world of surveys is broad and exciting. There are more than a few terms that need to be understood to make surveys and polls work to your advantage. Let?s divulge these terms and familiarise ourselves with them.
Survey - a set of questions (questionnaire) created for data and information collection. The primary purpose of a survey is research. However, in the real world, the survey is more than just a set of questions. Usually, they are an entire project, including data analysis, conclusions etc.
Questionnaire - a set of questions. An integral part of a survey.
Example and more info: https://blog.hubspot.com/service/questionnaire
Respondents - subjects who have responded and completed your survey
Example: 16 respondents completed the survey about the services of the bank
The population - general target group which was selected for investigation by the surveyor. The data, samples and conclusions are drawn from the data provided by the population.
Example: In the case of surveying university student?s beverage preferences, the students are the population.
Open-ended questions - questions with answers that are comprised of a comment or insights
Close-ended questions - questions with one or more pre-selected answer options