As a paid web-based software, Mesydel is only accessible online. It is a standalone software that provides the features you need to implement your Delphi survey, including :
All Mesydel data are stored and accessible online. Survey managers can access its interface with a login (an e-mail address) and a password.
Depending on your expertise and on your needs, Mesydel offers three types of services :
The access-only service is targeted to researchers and students that already have knowledge on the Delphi method or on other online survey methods.
Your Mesydel access fee is calculated on a flat-rate basis considering the number of respondents, the number of rounds, the number of languages and the number of survey analysts.
The price we provide is already a discount for academic purposes. This price and the software-only package for Mesydel are specific to research.
In general, we prefer that researchers set a number of respondents beforehand. However, Mesydel is flexible and can allow extra respondents to a survey. The price per respondents for extra respondents is however higher than for original respondents.
All surveys are usually opened for 8 months. Extensions can be negotiated on demand. In addition, Mesydel allows you to extract data either on .pdf or .xls format.
We provide logistical, methodological and analytical services, depending on your needs. We also provide product training, either on-site or virtually. While the access costs are based on a flat-rate basis, services costs are calculated per effective working days. These are determined beforehand.
We currently do not license Mesydel on an annual basis. We mostly work with universities on a survey-basis but we are open to offering a discount when multiple surveys are requested.
Yes, of course ! The Mesydel team will be happy to provide you support in drafting your survey. Such services are determined based on a description of your need.
Other services that can be provided are:
Sure ! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to present us the context and the objectives of your project. We can also set up a phone meeting to discuss your needs. Once we have understood what you need, we will draft your project and send you an offer.
Mesydel proposes four types of question: open-ended questions, simple-choice questions (one choice among several options), multiple-choice question (multiple choices among multiple options), and numerical questions (figures only).
Mesydel offers the possibility to create conditional questions, which appear or not based on previous answers or specific characteristics.
Within the Mesydel interface, each survey round is distinct. Questions from one round to another can be similar or totally different, depending on the purposes of your research.
Yes. Mesydel offer the possibility, among others, to send e-mail to participants that have less than 65% of answered questions.
As Mesydel is implementing features of the Delphi method, we consider that it is preferable to keep the same participants from one round to another.
Mesydel allows however a flexible use of your panel. You can invite a part on the panel for the first round and then the whole panel for subsequent rounds. You can also use some features of Mesydel allows preventing participants from a previous round to take part to a subsequent round, based on specific criteria.
Mesydel comes with several built-in analytical tools. Closed-ended questions are automatically analyzed through charts and descriptive statistical information. Open-ended questions can be manually analyzed thanks a tagging system based on grounded theory / thematic analysis techniques.
The access to Mesydel surveys is offered to participants via e-mail, thanks to a personal authentication link. It is also possible to set up a double authentication, using both e-mail and SMS, with additional costs.
Data are stored, duplicated and archived on several severs of the University of Liege, Belgium. The platform is maintained on a daily basis and follows strict security rules.