Creating and Managing Web surveys using LimeSurvey: Online - (1 day)

Limesurvey is a powerful web based survey tool, used in many fields for conducting high quality web based surveys.

This workshop runs through setting up, conducting and exporting your data for a web based survey in the freely available Limesurvey web survey software system.


This course will be held online using Zoom over the following sessions:

Session 1: 9.30 am to 11.00 am

Session 2: 11.15 am to 12.45 pm

Session 3: 1.15 pm to 2.45 pm

Session 4: 3.00 pm to 4.30 pm


The course will run on Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT +10).


Workshop - runs over 1 days

​Adam Zammit is the Director of Operations at ACSPRI.  Adam is the lead developer and maintainer of a suite of free / open source tools for survey research (queXML, queXF, queXS and queXC) and is a contributor to the LimeSurvey project. Adam also manages many survey projects, including web, telephone and paper based studies. Current projects include data collection for the Australian Survey of Social Attitudes (AuSSA) – a national postal survey.

About this course: 

This workshop will introduce the Limesurvey administrative interface, and dive straight in to setting up a questionnaire. We will cover the Expression Manager system of Limesurvey which allows for conditional logic along with text replacements and inline calculations. Once we have set up a working questionnaire, we will introduce methods for inviting and managing participants, including email invitations with unique tokens and open access surveys. You will learn how to manage and monitor an ongoing survey, and how to export your data for analysis to multiple statistical packages. Time permitting, we will cover exporting your questionnaire to a paper based scannable questionnaire.


If you already have a draft questionnaire, you could use this workshop as an opportunity to have it programmed in the Limesurvey system. If not, we will provide a demonstration questionnaire to work on during the workshop.


Included in the workshop will be one survey activation in ACSPRI's Limesurvey hosted system: CANVASS (Valued at $50 for full time students, or $100 for others)

Course syllabus: 
  1. Introduction to Limesurvey and CANVASS
  2. Setting up Limesurvey (including basic templating)
  3. Programming your questionnaire
  4. Conditional logic and text replacement using Expression Manager
  5. Inviting participants / Participant management
  6. Survey monitoring and reporting
  7. Data export
  8. Creating a paper based survey using Limesurvey (time permitting)


Course format: 

This workshop will take place online using Zoom. 

You will need a computer with an internet connection and a web browser.

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Q: Should I have a questionnaire prepared before attending this course?

A: This isn't necessary,  but the workshop would be a great opportunity to work on your your own draft questionnaire.

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