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User researchers live in a world of creating hypotheses, testing ideas, and championing their users. User researchers are tasked with two business-critical jobs—leveraging research that brings visibility to users’ needs and areas of friction; and guiding product and business decisions based on those user insights. Use this User Researcher Toolkit to bring more value to your users and your business, and get all your burning questions answered.

How do we address user needs and exceed their expectations?

  • What is causing friction for our users?
  • Which user pain points should we prioritize?
  • What is the optimal product experience?
  • Are these insights representative of our target users?
  • How is our user experience compared to competitors?

How can we empower internal decision makers with user research?

  • What do our internal teams know about our user base?
  • How might we generate the right insights to address business challenges?
  • Can we minimize internal biases and assumptions by leveraging actual user feedback?
  • What are the best ways to effectively communicate user insights?

Our sample survey templates make it easy for you to start collecting feedback in just minutes. Explore hundreds of questions across different survey types, all designed to get you accurate results you can rely on.

Customer satisfaction

Gauge customer satisfaction to identify user experience gaps.

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New product testing

Evaluate product-market fit against desired target users.

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Competitor research

Identify competitive advantages to improve user experience.

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Website feedback

Get quantitative and qualitative feedback on your website.

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Net Promoter Ⓡ Score (NPS)

Identify the percentage of customers who would promote you.

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Customer experience (CX)

Track your performance across key customer touch points.

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Why choose SurveyMonkey?

SurveyMonkey is not only easy to use, it’s the world’s leading survey platform and powerful enough to help you measure what matters.

Features to help you accomplish goals

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User needs are constantly changing. Our features can help you pivot when you need to.

Integrations that make work easier

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Integrate your survey data with the apps you use every day

Or, find new ways to reach your customers, employees, and peers.

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Support for when you need it

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Get the support that your team needs to launch feedback programs with ease

  • We have an amazing support team - filled with product experts that help you leverage the right features to get the results you’re looking for
  • Support the way you want it - with phone, email, and live chat options for getting in touch
  • Tutorials and video demos, available within our robust Help Center for those that want to explore on their own

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Advice from other working in user research

Here are some common mistakes and best practices on how to avoid them.

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Common mistakes

Looking for ways to improve your research initiative? Here are some things you can avoid:

Cherry picking your findings

Confirming only known or familiar insights while ignoring new or unintuitive learnings will lead to biased insights and decisions.

Extrapolating insights from a small panel

Get directional learnings and common themes from a small panel, but avoid assuming they can represent all your target users.

Using jargon or language that could be misinterpreted

Instead, aim for clarity and choose clearly defined and well-understood terms so that you get unbiased responses.

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Best practices

Want to know what user research experts suggest? Check out these tips:

Communicate learnings broadly and effectively

Combat internal assumptions or biases by sharing your user research consistently across your organization.

Recruit targeted participants to generate the needed insights

Not every user’s opinion is equally important. Survey the right audience based on specific business objectives to answer key questions.

Measure and track data over time

A snapshot is good, but understanding longitudinal trends in user behavior will make your product competitive and relevant.

Resources that user research professionals find helpful

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Ultimate Guides

Run UX surveys with the best survey methodologies and designs.

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Success Stories

Audi strengthens its user-centric mindset with SurveyMonkey.

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