What is polling?
Polling is a method whereby statistical data can be gathered from a group of people.
What is the purpose of polling?
Polling can be used to determine popular opinion and can influence, shape, or guide decision-making processes. Polling also allows others to see a statistical breakdown of answers.
How to use polling
In order to garner data from participants, a poll needs to first be created. There are a variety of free, online tools that can be used to create polls and collect answers. OWL, for example, has a tool called Polls that can be used to gather data from participants in a given course or project site.