I like to create surveys and questionnaires, what would be a good
package to use?
D.P. Story (the AcroTeX author) has published a PracTeX article on the subject of creating surveys using TeX Producing a TeX/LaTeX Online Survey with the eqExam Package
The Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences at the University of Duisburg, Essen, Germany developed the Questionnaire Development Documentation System (QDDS). Version III of this software includes two LaTeX styles that were created to implement paper based questionnaires:
- paperandpencil.sty for paper and pencil questionnaires, and
- papy.sty for paper assisted personal interviews.
The styles and some examples can be downloaded here.
I found all the above solutions inconvenient to implement (e.g.
paperandpencil.sty can't be used with document class,
eqExam also has some inconvenient dependencies).
I really like this solution by Sven Hartenstein -- no package necessary, and all questions are neatly formatted (only disadvantage: you need to add a number of extra definitions in the preamble). It's possible to use with all document classes. The above link also contains an example pdf.
You can also find the code on this GitHub page.
I would recommend having a look at SDAPS, since it provides a class to build questionnaires. But the greates feature of this software is the ability to do optical mark recognition on the questionnaire built with this class. All you have to do is scan them. Have a look at the project website http://sdaps.org/