Monday, November 23, 2015

How Long?

It can be difficult to sometimes gauge how long it takes respondents to complete a survey. However, it is now possible to see how long each respondent took by using the respondent activity menu option as it now displays the survey respondent's start and submit survey times and displays the duration in hours minutes and seconds.

If there is no submittted or duration time that indicates that the survey response is incomplete.

Keep in mind that when using the duration information that it is possible for a respondent to start completing a survey and then for whatever reason stop and continue at a later time, even a later day, so if the duration information is being used to provide future respondents with a realistic time to complete it is recommended that any extreme duration times are excluded from any calculation.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Export Survey Results to SPSS Statistics Application

IBM’s SPSS Statistics is a popular software package used for statistical analysis.

For customers who would like the ability to export their Survey Galaxy survey results directly into the SPSS Statistics application there is now an additional export option to include .csv files that are specifically formatted to be imported to SPSS.

There are two options to choose from:

Single file
This will export all the survey results information into a single .csv file.

Separate data files
This will create multiple .csv files for the survey results data split into three files containing the Headings, Result and Values.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Enhanced Grid Styling

Grid Format Style Banding

To improve the visibility of questions entered in into grids new grid style elements have been created. Grid questions can now be given alternating display band attributes and the grid border colour can be set.

The grid style elements that are now available are:
·       Grid Questions, Odd Bands (Default)
·       Grid Questions, Even Bands
·       Grid Body, Odd Bands (Default)
·       Grid Body, Even Bands
·       Grid Borders (Fore Colour Only)

If grid banding is not required then the Even Bands style elements (Grid Questions, Even Bands & Grid Body, Even Bands) are left blank (or cleared) and then banding will be disabled and the odd and even bands will both use the default Grid Questions, Odd Bands (Default) & Grid Body, Odd Bands (Default) style attributes.

If grid banding is required, then first the Odd Bands (Default) style elements should be confirmed or set and then the Even Bands style elements configured.

For example using the survey composer’s Style Customizer screen, the Grid Questions, Odd Bands (Default) element is selected and the Fore Colour is set to crimson (#782727) and the Back Colour to a shade of ocra (#cc9900).

Then the Grid Questions, Even Bands element is selected and the Font Colour is set to white (#ffffff) and the Back Colour to a rusty brown (#cc6600).

The Grid Body, Odd Bands (Default) Fore Colour is set to White (#ffffff) and the Back Colour to Sand (#b7781d). For this example the Grid Body, Even Bands is not defined as the grid body is not required to be banded.      

Finally, the Grid Borders (Fore Colour Only) Fore Colour is set to black (#000000) in order to set the colour of the grid borders.

Combined with other attributes that have been set such as the surveys default font, font colour, background colour, grid headings and heading the results of setting the grid style attributes as above results in the following display style.

If the Grid Body, Odd Bands (Default) and Grid Body, Even Bands attributes are changed so that their Back Colours are the same as their respective question’s Back Colour, the result would be as shown below.