Archive for November 2011

Designing online surveys using SurveyMonkey


No software to install, no complicated instruction manuals. Just open a browser and create a survey! 

SurveyMonkey, a cloud-based online service, is a simple but very effective tool enabling anyone to create professional online surveys quickly and easily. With SurveyMonkey you can select from over 15 types of questions to include within your survey, and numerous survey templates are available in a variety of categories.

SurveyMonkey enables you to validate answers, set restrictions on the numbers of responses and set cut-off dates. The service allows the analysis of data in real time, the browsing of individual responses and the downloading of results in various formats.

The service is quite easy to use after an initial introduction; we suggest that you attend one of our introductory courses held throughout the year, in preparation for using SurveyMonkey. Details on the next available course can be found at and some introductory podcasts can be viewed via

The SurveyMonkey introductory course highlights the core features of the service and guides you through a step-by-step process in how to create and publish a simple survey, collect responses and use the internal features within SurveyMonkey to analyse the collected data.

SurveyMonkey has negotiated a 25% discount with Trinity College Dublin for all users activating or upgrading to an annual subscription. Details on SurveyMonkey licencing are available from

IS Services Helpdesk

Mathematica roadshow, 22nd November

Wolfram Research will be in Trinity College Dublin on 22 November 2011 to answer all of your questions related to Mathematica and the site license program currently in place in College.

Their team will highlight the new features in Mathematica 8, focusing on the latest developments and specifically on how you can use Mathematica as a teaching environment.

Whether you are a student, lecturer, or researcher, you are invited to drop by their stand between 10am and 4pm on Tuesday 22nd November at the Hamilton Mathematics Institute to find out about all that Mathematica has to offer for your specific area of interest. 

Further information or queries may be directed to Paul Barnett, Wolfram Research Europe Ltd:

phone: +44-(0)1993-883400 ext. 5025
fax: +44-(0)1993-883800