Congratulations on creating a successful survey! Now for the important part – measuring progress and analyzing collected data. All survey submissions are stored within the Illume Data Manager. This guide provides a step-by-step process on how to view, query, and download survey data so you can run the proper analysis.
The General Tab provides an overview of response rates:
Completed = The submit button was hit on the survey
Partial = The start/logon button has been hit, but the submit button has not been hit
Not Started = The start/logon button has not been hit
When on the General Tab, the horizontal bar display displays how many people completed the survey on each day the survey has been live.
A Query allows you to “slice-and-dice” your data – to examine it in segments or groups based on criteria you set. A query gives you up to the minute results, and can be shared with others.
The Queries tab allows you to create, edit, and share data queries, which are essentially questions you ask of your data. A query is not a one-time snapshot – the query is run again every time you click it, on the most recent collected data. Follow the following steps to build a query:
Shows you the collected data in summary format. For each variable you will see counts, percentages, and descriptive statistics. The descriptive statistics is the deepest level of statistical analysis provided by Illume – for inferential statistics, you must download into an analysis package such as SPSS.
Any variables with a blue graph icon means you can click on the icon to produce a graph. You can alter various aspects of a graph, such as changing the chart type or color scheme. Once you make a change, you must click Redraw to see the changes.
The chart is a fixed image that can be dragged and dropped into external applications such as PowerPoint, Word or Excel. It is not an interactive chart – it is an image file.
Visual representation of what is on the summary page. It does not provide any new information than what is on the summary page. The colors of the bars have no meaning – they are just used to distinguish each bar from the other.
The raw data view displays one row of data for each participant, with each column being each of the variables you selected in your query. You can sort by any variable by clicking on the column header. A limited number of results will be shown per page – you can select the results per page drop down to show more results per page.
By clicking on the row number in this grid you can view the results for a single participant. The resulting display will show you, organized by collection, each question and the participant’s response to that question.
This data download is specifically for downloading the results of a query. To download the results of the query, first select whether you want to download in Summary format (will show you the descriptive statistics) or in Raw data format. Then select the desired file format from those shown in the drop down.
The Data Download tab is a full “data dump” of all of the collected data in a survey (as opposed to Download described above, which was specifically for downloading the results of a defined query).
You have completed the 4-part getting started tutorial. Dive deeper into some of the concepts we covered by visiting product documentation.
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