Google Forms is one of the simplest tools to use to collect data and information but as they are connected to a spreadsheet (Google Sheet) they can be very powerful in terms of data analysis.
There are numerous uses for Google Forms but common ones are:
- Collecting feedback – questionnaire
- Signing up to an event
- Data entry – providing a more user-friendly interface
- Collecting opinions on a topic
- Collecting answers to a test
So how do they work?
1) Someone creates a form filled with questions.
2) That is linked to a spreadsheet (Google Sheet).
3) Someone fills out the form and submits in it.
4) The answers automatically arrive in the spreadsheet.
5) Each line of the spreadsheet is a response from someone.
Even without any analytical tools I can quickly see that in this example, for some this was their first session but not all; on the whole they liked the session; I have some tangible ideas on how to improve next time; and most want to see either grammar or skills in the next session.
As the responses are in a spreadsheet, they can then be analysed in a wide variety of ways and Google Sheets even provides an automatic summary of the responses.
To show the above, in the Google Sheet, go to Form>Show summary of responses.
So, how do you make them? See my post “Making a Google Form“.
eBooks now available on Drive, Forms, Sheets, Docs, and Slides:
- “Beginner’s Guide to Google Drive” – iBooks store / Kindle store
- “Beginner’s Guide to Google Forms” – iBooks store / Kindle store
- “Beginner’s Guide to Google Sheets” – iBooks store / Kindle store
- “Beginner’s Guide to Google Docs” – iBooks Store / Kindle store
- “Beginner’s Guide to Google Slides” – iBooks Store / Kindle store