You’re looking for a better way to analyze and report Google Form responses. You’re not alone.
Millions of people rely on Google Forms as a free and efficient way for businesses to create surveys. But, what if you need to analyze responses on another platform? What do you do if your list of values (LOVs) are pre-designed and need to be populated into Google Forms?
In this post, we discuss how you can use Google Forms to collect and report data. Keep reading to walk through this process in three easy steps.
How to Use Google Forms for Data Collection
1. Creating Your Google Form
When’s the last time you planned out a Google Forms survey? I’m guessing your process looked like this: drafting up your questions and then copying each, one by one, into your Google Form.
With Kloudio, this process doesn’t have to be so tedious. Now you can populate all your LOVs into Google Forms all at once.
To do so:
- Log into Kloudio
- Create a one-column Kloudio report (Don’t forget to check off the Google Forms filter)
- Go into Google Forms to populate your survey
- Select the “Kloudio – List of Values” add-on and ensure the correct values are populated from your database.
Now it’s time to send your Google Forms survey!
2. Populating Your Google Form Responses to Your Database
At this point, your Google Forms survey has been sent, and you’ve received all your desired responses. Now, it’s time to analyze your response data.
This is where most people face some hiccups—Google Forms has the ability to chart basic trends but lacks analytical capabilities. Unsurprisingly, you may want to take the analysis portion beyond Google Forms.
The easiest way to go about this is to transfer your response data to your database. You should do this for a few reasons: secure storage, easy future access, and consistent source of information in the organization.
To do this:
- Add the Kloudio Forms Add-on to your Google Forms
- Open the dropdown to select “Sync settings”
- Choose the database to which you want to populate the response data
You’ll see a connection to Kloudio has been established. This means all your future Google Form responses will be uploaded to Kloudio and then to a database of your choosing.
Currently, Kloudio integrates with top data warehouses like Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, and Snowflake. You’ll never have to manually transfer your Google Forms response data to your database or data warehouse again.
3. Reporting Data from Your Google Form Responses
The ways to report your Google Form responses are endless. That said, we do have some recommendations for you.
Don’t leave out one-time responses.
When analyzed in comparison, you may find significant trends. At first, they appear to be more difficult to visualize. However, charts and diagrams can help emphasize their significance in a report.
SQL and general coding knowledge are optional.
Don’t feel limited if you can’t code. With the right tools, you can still properly analyze and report your Google Form responses. Platforms like Kloudio strive to support business intelligence experts in their everyday roles by alleviating the pains of coding for reports.
Avoid reporting on small samples of data.
If you’re new to the world of data analysis and reporting, this will be new to you. With small sample sizes, the results for your data reports will become statistically insignificant. This means your report will be less credible as a result of not having enough data. So, make sure to collect enough responses before proceeding to the next step.
Over to You
While Google Forms is a user-friendly way to collect responses from your end-user, it still leaves existing gaps with data analysis and reporting. Instead of sorting through responses manually to data or populating LOVs one-by-one, Kloudio provides a more efficient way to analyze and report your Google Forms data.
With an automated list of value population and response data syncing to your database, you can send out Google Forms surveys in a timely manner as well as efficiently analyze data and report outcomes.
If you’re unsure about whether the process is as easy as it sounds, try Kloudio free for yourself. By connecting Google Forms to Kloudio, you’ll be able to:
- Populate list of values (LOV) or multiple choice answers to Google Forms when designing a new survey
- Sync Google Forms responses to your database for analysis
Populate surveys into Google Forms and sync response data from your database in minutes. Create a free Kloudio account to get started.