Qualtrics is a Web-based enterprise data collection and analysis product for market research, customer insights, employee performance, event registration, institutional assessment, alumni outreach, academic research, and much more. Through an intuitive, easy-to-use interface, and award-winning services and support. Qualtrics enables both professional and DIY researchers at SMU to conduct quantitative research quickly and easily.
Requesting an Account
Qualtrics is an online survey research service available to all SMU faculty, students, and staff to be used for academic research and official SMU business. To request a Qualtrics account, please fill out the Qualtrics Request Form at help.smu.edu. Students are required to identify a faculty sponsor for their request.
SMU Brand Organizations
There are three separate implementations, or brands, of the Qualtrics Research Suite on campus at this time. There is one associated with the Cox School of Business and is largely used by Cox students conducting market research in their classes. A second brand is associated with Dedman College and is used primarily for academic research in the Psychology Department and its Research Labs, and by individual faculty members and graduate students in Dedman College. The last brand is associated with the campus as a whole, the SMU Brand, and is the newest implementation. With the recent signing of a campus-wide agreement with Qualtrics in late 2013, the plan over the Spring 2014 semester is to combine all three brands into the single SMU Brand. With this change, we will be able to offer both flexible branding for each of the academic and administrative units wishing to use the application, as well as a manageable instance of Qualtrics on campus.
Single Sign On
To accomplish this consolidation, we will be implementing a single sign-on (SSO) capability in early 2014. With SSO, users can log in to Qualtrics using their standard SMU credentials (username and password), eliminating the need to keep a separate username and password for Qualtrics, which is currently in use in all three brands. To accomplish this transition, all current users will be notified and prompted to sign up for this new SSO capability. From then on, thise users will be able to to access their Qualtrics resources by using their SMU credentials. All of their research, surveys, and reports in Qualtrics will be automatically transferred to the SMU Brand. Nothing will be lost.
For additional information about Qualtrics Research Suite, and how you can get started, please contact Shirlene Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org.