LimeSurvey offers all features to paid subscriptions as well as free users. Quota management is no exception here.
Advantages of quota control:
Quotas offer simplicity, time saving and money saving when it comes to setting them up and accumulating respondents. Furthermore, the survey creator receives data from participants that are supposedly highly relevant and fitting to the research topic. If this level of relevance is in fact achieved, participants may be more interested and motivated to complete the survey which can lead to higher response rates.
Disadvantages of quota control:
Restricting a survey to only specific people can lead to the impression of researcher bias and losses in the quality and validity of statistics. Moreover, it may lack representativeness of a general population and instead may only refer to quota-specific characteristics in a small sample group.
The conclusion here is that working with quotas is a great and easy way to get surveys to the required types of people. However, it has to be treated with caution as the significance of the results is not applicable to larger masses of people.
LimeSurvey advice: test it and see for yourself!
Give it a try and set up some basic questions and answers attributed with quotas! Simply click here
to get started.
If you want to learn more about quotas in LimeSurvey, simply visit our LimeSurvey manual