What Happens at the End of the Survey?

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You should plan what the respondent does at the end of your survey.  Your survey can "dead end" (default), you can send respondents to a specific site, or you can link respondents to another survey.  To terminate a survey, you should place a Terminate Question question within your survey.  


Creating Your Own Link to Send Respondents to a Specific Site


Lighthouse Studio's Terminate question can automatically link a respondent to a specific site.  However, you can also create your own link (clickable area) that sends respondents to a specific web page or site.  If using this method, you should still include a Terminate Question and provide proper settings regarding the respondent's status (complete or incomplete) when reaching this question.  You can then embed a link (following HTML conventions) or button in the header, body or footer section of the Terminate question.


As an example, the following text creates a link to send a respondent back to Sawtooth Software's home page:


Click <a href= "http://www.sawtoothsoftware.com"> HERE </a> to finish the survey and go to Sawtooth Software's home page.


(You can add links when using Lighthouse's text editor by clicking the "anchor" icon and customizing the address for the HTML that is automatically inserted.)


You can also embed a clickable graphic that sends respondents to a specific web site.  Assume that you created an attractive graphic named "finish.gif" that says "Finish Survey" with your logo in the background.  If you wanted respondents to click the graphic to go to the Sawtooth Software web site, you would first add a link using the "anchor" icon.  Then, within the anchor HTML, you would add the graphic by clicking the Add Image icon Camera and selecting the graphic to add.  The resulting HTML might look like:


<a href = "http://www.sawtoothsoftware.com.com"> <img src= "[%GraphicsPath( )%]finish.gif" BORDER="0"> </a>


If you are using this software to conduct repeated central-site or mall-intercept surveys, you may want the survey to return to the Password (login) screen.  In that case, specify "login.html" as the destination in your link.  You are not limited to one link--multiple "exit" options are possible.


Do not embed a link in the middle of your survey as this would lead to incomplete interviews.


Page link: http://www.sawtoothsoftware.com/help/lighthouse-studio/manual/index.html?hid_web_end.html