There are three main reasons. First, online surveys better protect your privacy than paper and pencil surveys. Paper and pencil surveys can sometimes be read while they are being completed, they have to be handled by many people, and they can sometimes be linked to a student via the handwriting. Second, online surveys are much less expensive to administer. There is a great amount of cost associated with paper, scanning machines, and labor. Third, the information obtained via online surveys is more accurate.