Online Surveys

Supported by Voxco Online, CHASR offers programming services to convert survey instruments into an online, virtual format. CHASR has capacity to support simple and logically-intensive online survey instruments. Once programmed, surveys may be distributed directly by the researcher or client, through scheduled mail-outs, or by interfacing with CHASR's in-house ResearchWise Panel or one of CHASR’s Third Party Panel Partners to recruit custom populations.

Experience: The survey specialists at CHASR have a combined 60 years’ experience ranging from small-scale survey distributions to multi-year linked data sets.

Support: In addition to survey-programming and administration, CHASR’s specialists can offer methodological guidance to best support your research objectives.

Flexibility: CHASR’s specialists can flexibly adapt to the needs of researchers and clients from a variety of backgrounds and organizations.

Security: Online survey data is supported by Voxco, a Canadian company whose data are securely stored in Canada. All CHASR data are stored on a University IT-secured storage platform.

Canadian Omnibus Survey

Our Canadian Omnibus Survey offers researchers and clients an opportunity to gather rigorous, robust, and representative data from a sample of 1,000 Canadian residents, recruited through CHASR's ResearchWise Panel. This quarterly online survey is conducted by CHASR each March, June, September, and December. CHASR offers full survey programming, pre-testing, and administration through our Voxco Online platform.

Collecting data through CHASR’s omnibus survey can be a cost-effective way to collect public opinion data without carrying the full cost of an online survey and full survey recruitment. Rigorous pre-testing and soft launch approaches ensure that quality data are collected. In addition to the data from your survey questions, CHASR collects valuable demographic data including age, gender, employment status, education, and income.

Regional breakdowns of the data may be provided within each of the following: Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario, and Western Canada. Oversampling within specific regions, provinces, or demographic groups is also available.

Timelines: Questions must be submitted by the 15th of the month prior to the month of omnibus survey administration (i.e., the deadline for question submission to the March Omnibus Survey is February 15).

Deliverables: Researchers and clients are provided with the cleaned, weighted, and de-identified data from their questions and the general demographic questions (age, gender, employment status, education, and income) in Excel and SPSS formats. Open-ended questions are coded and frequency tables and crosstabulations are provided for each omnibus survey question.

Saskatchewan Omnibus Survey

Our Saskatchewan Omnibus Survey offers researchers and clients an opportunity to gather rigorous, robust, and representative data from a sample of 400 Saskatchewan residents, recruited through CHASR's ResearchWise Panel. This quarterly online survey is conducted by CHASR each March, June, September, and December. CHASR offers full survey programming, pre-testing, and administration through our Voxco Online platform.

Collecting data through CHASR’s omnibus survey can be a cost-effective way to collect public opinion data without carrying the full cost of an online survey and full survey recruitment. Rigorous pre-testing and soft launch approaches ensure that quality data are collected. In addition to the data from your survey questions, CHASR collects valuable demographic data including age, gender, employment status, education, and income.

Regional breakdowns of the data may be provided within each of the following: Saskatoon Census Metropolitan Area, Regina Census Metropolitan Area, Smaller Cities (i.e., Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Estevan), Rural South, and Rural North. Oversampling within specific regions or demographic groups is also available.

Timelines: Questions must be submitted by the 15th of the month prior to the month of omnibus survey administration (i.e., the deadline for question submission to the March Omnibus Survey is February 15).

Deliverables: Researchers and clients are provided with the cleaned, weighted, and de-identified data from their questions and the general demographic questions (age, gender, employment status, education, and income) in Excel and SPSS formats. Open-ended questions are coded and frequency tables and crosstabulations are provided for each omnibus survey question.

Mail Surveys

Mail surveys, or multi-mode online surveys that include mail-out options or invitations, can be managed through CHASR. A CHASR-managed mail-out project includes all the necessary logistical steps such as printing, folding, envelop-stuffing, and label appending. Pre-paid postage options for paper-based mail surveys allow completed surveys to be returned to CHASR where we can complete data entry and analysis activities.

Telephone Surveys

CHASR can engage in small-scale telephone surveys in-house and interfaces with a third-party vendor, EKOS, to provide access to large-scale telephone surveying capabilities. Ekos employs random-digit dialing (landlines and cell phones) to recruit survey respondents that fits the demographic and geographic profile required. Experienced survey interviewers are rigorously trained to collect high-quality, generalizable survey data. CHASR can provide data weights and margin of error calculations to ensure data are representative to the population of interest. Telephone surveys may be programmed and administered across:

  • Multiple languages (translation services are available)
  • Geographic regions
  • Time zones
  • Specific sample characteristics (quotas may be established by a variety of demographic variables)