SUNY New Paltz now has access to the state-of-the art in survey software; Qualtrics.
*helpful info on Qualtrics is found here:
Note that faculty and students in psychology can create an account – to do so, follow the following steps:
Please take a few moments to review the campus policy regarding use of Qualtrics at http://www.newpaltz.edu/oir/qualtrics.html
When you are ready to create your account:
* Enter your campus email address and a password and click “Get Started”
* Enter your name and click “Finish”
* Enter this access code VOTEHFQRCUNXPM and click the “Go” button
After you create your account, you can login at http://newpaltz.qualtrics.com. If you have any problems contact Institutional Research at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Qualtrics has an excellent set of free online tutorials and “how-to” guides on creating a survey using their software on their Qualtrics University web pages. You may also contact Qualtrics support at 800-340-9194. Their representatives are available 9 am to 8 pm EST, Monday – Friday.
If you are using Qualtrics to collect survey research data, you MUST make sure that the Anonymize option is selected. If this option is not selected, Qualtrics will include individually identifying information in your data set. This includes IP addresses and geo location information.
This is a serious concern if your approved HREB protocol indicated that your data would contain no identifying information and/or that your participants would be anonymous. Unless this option is selected you will not be complying with the procedures that you told the HREB you would be using.
Below are the directions for making sure that your survey data is anonymous. You must do this for each of your surveys.
First, with your survey open, click on Survey Options.
Second, under Survey Termination select Anonymize Response. Notice below that it says “not recommended.” It is not recommended by Qualtrics which is used for a variety of different purposes by a variety of different types of users. The HREB expects this option to be selected when you are collecting data.
For questions about your account, please contact the office of Institutional Research at: