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Entrepreneurship: Primary Research Tools

This guide supports UCI’s innovation and entrepreneurship community by connecting users to relevant resources used to conduct research throughout the entrepreneurial process.

Primary Research Tools

Access: UCI - Authorized Affiliates
Provided by UCI's Office of Information Technology (OIT). A sophisticated survey solution available at no cost for current UCI faculty, staff, and students. With Qualtrics, people can easily create, manage, and share surveys; collect, analyze, and export data; and produce reports.

Google Forms
Access: Public
Included in the Google Drive suite, Google Forms features all of the collaboration and sharing features found in Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Choose from a range of question options, from multiple choice to drop-downs to a linear scale. Add images and YouTube videos, or page branching and question skip logic.

Survey Monkey
Access: Public
"Basic" plan features allow you to create an unlimited number of surveys with up to 10 questions and 100 responses per survey. Choose from 13 different formats for your survey questions, including multiple choice, text box, matrix, NPS, and A/B comparisons.

Multimedia Resources Center (MRC)

Access: UCI - Authorized Affiliates

A/V equipment & mobile devices for in-person interviews/surveys available for check out by UCI students, faculty, and staff.

Access Key

UCI - Authorized Affiliates
Access requires an active UCInetID and password.

Access is available to all users physically on the UCI campus.

Remote access is available to users with active UCInetID and password using the VPN.

Access is generally available to all users.


Electronic Resources:
How to Connect

Connecting FAQs:

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