Basic Information about Qualtrics®
The Qualtrics® University website is the best resource for up-to-date information, tutorials, documentation, and training. Be sure to check their help and support information online before calling the Qualtrics® help desk.
Qualtrics® supports over 100 different question types, including:
- Multiple choice
- Matrix table heat map
- Text entry
Qualtrics® provides hundreds of ready-to-use surveys that you can modify and add to your own survey library within Qualtrics®.
Yes, your library can contain messages such as survey invitations and reminders and media that can be inserted into your surveys.
No. Qualtrics® allows you to easily change the layout, position, and answer choices. You also have freedom to modify your text in a word processor-like interface. Additionally, you can create your own survey templates with a CSS editor.
Yes. Qualtrics® has several mechanisms to create a survey that displays new questions based on previous answers. Options include:
- Skip Logic: skips questions based on previous answers;
- Display Logic: allows you to select questions to display based on a matrix table;
- Branch Logic: enables respondents to go down different paths in the survey, skipping whole sections based on their answers (think Choose Your Own Adventure), with multiple termination points;
- Question Blocks: allows grouping questions together in blocks, which can then be shown or hidden based on the logic you put into the survey.
Multiple termination points enables you to end your survey with different ending questions, redirect participants to another website, or finish with a custom thank-you message, among other options.
7. Can surveys be created to save participants? information so that they can save and continue later?
Yes. Additionally, surveys can be designed to store respondent data, disassociating personal information and allowing users to log in at a later time to complete additional surveys that maintain the association.
Via Google Translate®, questions, messages, and emails can be translated into 48 languages. For more information about creating surveys in Qualtrics®, please visit Qualtrics' site.
Qualtrics® allows you to create Panels (essentially mailing lists) by uploading a CSV file with your contact information or manually entering the data. You can create multiple Panels to target different groups.
The Qualtrics Mailer® lets you define the reply-to address so you can use any email address you would like. Additionally, the email is sent from Northwestern servers unless you specify otherwise.
If you have sent an email to people with the Qualtrics Mailer®, you can see which of them has responded. Additionally, when creating your initial message, you can schedule Qualtrics Mailer® to send follow-up reminders to anyone who has not completed your survey.
If participants login with a unique identifier, you can see their participation history.
Qualtrics® generates HTML code that you can copy and then paste into your backend so that you may easily embed a survey into your website.
For more information about distributing surveys in Qualtrics®, please visit Qualtrics' site.
You can integrate existing data with the import data feature.
Survey data is seen in real time via a dashboard.
Completion percentages, dropout rates, average response time per question, and more can be tracked.
You can do either. Qualtrics® allows you to filter data based on your criteria, including completion status, date range, and subgroup, in addition to exporting your data.
You can download raw data to SPSS® and Excel®. Additionally, data can be exported as HTML or XML, or you can use an API to transfer your data to a database.
Yes, Qualtrics® provides over 30 types of graphs to display your data.
Qualtrics allows you to perform drill downs and view data side by side.
8. I collaborate with peers both internal and external to Northwestern. Can I share my surveys, data, and reports with them?
For your peers with access to Qualtrics®, you can control access to surveys, data and reports via the Collaborate® feature. Otherwise, you may easily export your surveys, data, and reports to be shared in whatever manner you choose.
9. I want to distribute reports I've developed in Qualtrics®. What options do I have outside of Qualtrics®?
Reports can be exported to Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and PDF formats.