How do I cite a survey or quiz that I took?
You may want to cite a survey or quiz if you are quoting its questions or description in your paper. How you cite the survey or quiz will depend on the version you consult.
If the survey or quiz you want to cite is included on a website like a blog, you would cite the source as you would a post on a website:
Zaborskis, Mary. “Quizzical: Which Academic Press Are You?” 18 Feb. 2021. Public Books, www.publicbooks.org/quizzical-which-academic-press-are-you/.
If the survey or quiz is on a learning management system like Blackboard, begin your entry by including the author of the survey or quiz—if that information is known—and the survey or quiz’s title. In the first container of your entry, include the title of the course in the Title of Container element and the name of the instructor in the Contributor element. In the second container of your entry, include the title of the learning management system and the URL. If the learning management system includes the date the quiz was created or uploaded, include that information in the Publication Date element.
Stone, Alice. “Quiz 4: Pride and Prejudice.” Jane Austen’s Novels, taught by Stone. Blackboard, blackboard.calhoun.edu/.
If the survey or quiz is from an in-person classroom, you would include the title of the course in the Title of Container element and the instructor’s name in the Contributor element. In the Publication Date and Location elements, include the date you were given or took the survey or quiz and the location where it was distributed.
Simmons, John. “Quiz: Great Expectations, Chapters 1–20.” Nineteenth-Century Novels, taught by Simmons, 1 March 2022, Columbia University, New York City.
Surveys and quizzes may also be linked to in an e-mail you receive. If you want to cite a survey or quiz linked to in an e-mail, you would not cite the e-mail you received, since it is not the platform of publication of the survey or quiz—it is just the way you received the link to it. You would cite web page that is linked to, since that is where survey or quiz is published:
Modern Language Association. “Your Feedback on the 2021 Convention.” SurveyMonkey, www.surveymonkey.com/r/3BR5BWG?utm_campaign=postconvention21&utm_medium=email&utm_source=outreach.
To learn more about citing surveys, see our post on citing raw data from a survey you created or citing published survey data.