Hunting for appraisals, questions needed


I have a few products and every product has a few satisfied customers. It is great when customers are indeed telling good stuff about your product, but it is not easy to get it out of them.

So I created a questionnaire to help them.

Some of questions that are in it:

  • How did the need [for the system] come about?
  • Why did you need a way to [do stuff that system does]
  • What group/department at [their company] does it help?
  • How was it [the work] done before?
  • What were the ramifications of doing nothing [not taking the system]?
  • What does the system allow you to do that you couldn't do before?
    • technically
    • competitively
  • Why did you choose [product]
  • How much upkeep, overhead, or maintenance has it required?
  • How much did you pay for [the system] over the course of the 2 years
  • What is the financial payback

Is there any good resource for creating an interview of such kind?

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asked Oct 23 '10 at 06:34
Daniel Mosmondor
106 points

2 Answers


Based on your response to Martin, looks like you could use some pointers about creating useful surveys.

Ultimately, you need to understand your target base and perform the due diligence necessary to create a successful survey. Asking open ended questions like "how did the need come about?" without any specific direction will likely yield poor results.

Here's a link to Survey Best Practices distributed by Survey Monkey (not a software guide). Also has some insights. is dated, but can be helpful as well.

Good luck.

answered Nov 23 '10 at 08:08
Jim Galley
9,952 points


I have always heard good things of Survey Monkey.

answered Oct 23 '10 at 12:00
1,340 points
  • Well, I need reasonable applicable questions, not some system with generic templates... – Daniel Mosmondor 13 years ago

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