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http://imedia.vuse.vanderbilt.edu/mt322/library.htm#Module 2

Customer Surveys

Creating a valid and reliable survey is something best done by experts.   However, you need to understand what should be in a survey in order to be a good judge of surveys. The use of general questions such as "rate how well the customer service desk met your needs" is a good question to know how the desk personnel are doing overall, but will not provide you with useful data to help improve if customers say do do not think the desk personnel are doing very well.

In creating a survey, you need to think about the "core process" of your site. What business are they in?  What are the major components? What customer groups should be surveyed (there are usually more than one customer group for any process). What are you trying to accomplish?  Are you looking for a feel good report card, or data to improve?

The following information is how experts would go about designing a survey. You should think about this (from Quinn article) in designing a simple survey for your assignment.

Multiple Paths to Obtaining Customer Knowledge


Ask customers (e.g., formal and informal interviews, casual conversations, focus groups, etc.).


Designing a Customer Measurement System

Step 1: Use less structured research methods for determining customer needs, expectations, and delights. Step 2: Use more structured methods to prioritize what is important to customers. Step 3: Use structured methods for measuring quality based on customer judgments.



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