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Accessing benchmarking reports

Posted: 31st July 2015

If your institution has participated in a benchmarking survey, you will be able to access benchmarking reports shortly after all of the surveys have closed.  You will be informed either by the institution managing the survey or the online surveys team when the benchmarking reports are available. To access a benchmarking report: Locate your benchmarking survey and […]

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Anonymising your response data

Posted: 23rd September 2014

Whether hidden or not, pre-populated questions are treated in the same way as any other survey responses and are included in the summary of your Analyse page. Here you can, for example, compare response rates, set up filters to group responses by categories (e.g. different departments or regions), or cross-tabulate responses given by different groups […]

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Merging responses from several surveys

Posted: 20th May 2014

You can merge the responses from two or more surveys that have the same structure (the same number, type and order of the questions).  For the merge process to work, all the merged surveys must contain the same number of questions in the same order.  Additionally, the question types must match across all surveys (e.g. if question […]

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Comparing responses from several surveys


You can compare the responses from two or more surveys that have the same structure or contain matching questions. This allows you to, for example: Compare different language versions of the same survey, as long as the order, number and types of questions are the same. Measure your results against those of other researchers running the […]

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Cross tabulating responses

Posted: 19th May 2014

Cross tabulation allows you to look at the relationship between variables in your survey responses. For example, you can compare answers by gender, age group, region or departments, or find correlations between responses given to a combination of questions. You can cross tabulate one question against another question or one question against all the questions […]

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