Include as many participants as you like, potentially 1000s.

Depending on your application, 1000minds Decision Making tools are intended to be used by groups of people (as well as by individuals, of course).

We have three types of survey and online voting for 10s or 100s (even 1000s!) of people to participate in, as below.

Survey participants can self-enrol from a sign-up webpage – e.g. great for ‘convenience’ or ‘snowball’ sampling. Or, if you know people’s email addresses, you can enter them into 1000minds, and they’ll be invited to take part.

As well as 1000minds surveys, you can embed another online survey (e.g. Wufoo, SurveyMonkey, Google Forms) into your survey to collect other information of interest such as participants’ socio-demographic data.

icon Preferences Survey

This survey entails participants answering questions involving trade-offs between pre-specified criteria.

Participants’ answers determine, via the PAPRIKA method, their individual preference values (or ‘part-worth utilities’) – representing the relative importance (weights) of the criteria – and on average for the group.

icon Online Voting

This is like the Preferences Survey above, except that participants as a group reveal their preference values – representing the relative importance (weights) of the criteria – by voting on their decisions online.

icon Ranking Survey

This survey involves participants ranking descriptions of real or hypothetical alternatives intuitively. Major disagreements about rankings may indicate the need for a new prioritization approach (e.g. using 1000minds!).

icon Categorization Survey

Participants categorise – or vote on – descriptions of real or hypothetical alternatives according to pre-specified criteria.