Record Survey Responses

This selection is used to record responses to the selected survey. The survey was selected when it was loaded with the Reopen Survey selection from the File menu. Survey responses are saved after each set of survey responses has been entered. The number of surveys that can be analyzed is limited only by the storage capacity of your hard drive.

Responses can be entered with the mouse by clicking the appropriate response, and then using the four buttons in the lower left First, Prior, Next, and Last to navigate from question to question.

Data can also be entered in the Quick Entry edit box. All question responses can be quickly entered using only the keyboard. Pressing the enter key with an empty edit box, advances to the next question.

After the response to the last survey question is entered, press Alt-S (or click the Save button) to save this set of responses. After saving this set of responses, the first question will be displayed again so you can begin entering the next set of responses. A setting on the Preferences menu allows an empty Quick Entry on the last survey question to also save the responses.

Record Responses

The Single Choice question allows only one response from the 25 possible choices. If you change a response, the previous response for the question will be unselected.

The Multiple Response allows up to 9 choices to be marked. The Multiple Response-Huge allows up to 25 choices to be marked. When you are done marking the check boxes, click on the next button to move to the next question.

Multiple Choice-Other allows up to 9 choices to be marked. Multiple Choice-Other-Huge allows up to 25 choices to be marked. There is also an edit box to enter additional text. The default text length is 40 characters. The maximum text length is 240 characters. The length of the text response was set when the questions were created on the rating scales tabbed-screen.

Single Scale questions allow the respondent to select one of the responses. Since this is a scale, averages can be calculated.

Multiple Scale questions allow up to 9 pairs of multiple items to be rated.

2 Column Scale questions allows up to 9 items to be rated with 2 different scales.

Numeric Rank questions ranks the listed items against each other. If you want to limit the response to the top 3 choices, enter 3 for the maximum value on the More screen when entering or revising questions. Only numbers to be entered. If no response is entered it will not be used in the weighting results. The first Numeric Rank choice allows rankings from a list of up to 9 items. The Numeric Rank-Huge allows ranking from a list of up to 25 items.

Multi-Column Array questions allow as many checks as needed by clicking on that choice. If you need to unselect the answer, click on the check box again. The 3-column array supports up to 9 rows, the 5 column array supports up to 16 rows (80 check boxes).

The Numeric Group and Numeric Group-Huge question allows only numbers to be entered. If no response is entered in the edit box next to the choice text, it will be ignored when the results are calculated. Only integers can be entered. You can leave the position blank to represent 0. Press the Tab key to move from one edit box to the next edit box. Pressing shift-tab moves to the previous edit box. If you want to limit the maximum value that can be entered, enter the maximum value on the Rating Scales screen when entering or revising questions. The numeric group questions reserves room for either 9 or 25 choices (huge).

The Multi-Column Numeric questions allows only numbers to be entered. If no response is entered in the edit box next to the choice text, it will be ignored when the results are calculated. Decimal numbers can be entered in the 3-column numeric array. Only integers can be entered in the 5-column numeric array. You can leave the position blank to represent 0. Press the Tab key to move from one edit box to the next edit box. Pressing shift-tab moves to the previous edit box. If you want to limit the maximum value that can be entered, enter the maximum value on the Rating Scales screen when entering or revising questions.

Text Entry questions allow for text entry responses. The default length is 40 characters. The maximum length is 240 characters. The length of the text response was set when the questions were created on the rating scales screen.

Date Entry questions allow for a numerical date to be entered. If the year limits are not set on the rating scales screen, the minimum and maximum years from the Preferences screen are used.

Single Select - Huge
The respondent can select one choice from a pull down listing. The pull-down listing can hold up to 99 choices (for example, choose one state from the 50 U.S. states, counties in a state, or choose a country).

Numeric Entry
This Question type is designed for a single numeric entry.

Single Choice/Other
The respondent can select one of the (up to 25) choices as acceptable responses, and enter an optional text response. The default text length is 40 characters. The maximum text length is 200 characters. The length of the text response was set when the questions were created on the rating scales screen.

Semantic Differential
The respondent can selecting a rating from -5 to +5 for up to 25 choices.

Clicking the Help button will display this help file information.

Clicking the OK button will leave the analysis screen, returning to the opening program screen.

For additional help with recording responses, check out the training tutorials.

Page last updated: January 26, 2008