How to randomly distribute to multiple surveys

There are a number of times when as part of a study you want to allocate participants to different conditions.  The traditional way to do this is to creating multiple independent surveys and then use a common initial page to create a random number and then send the participants on to one of the surveys behind the … Read more

Qualtrics and local ethics

At St Andrews the ethics committee UTREC (University Teaching and Research Ethics Committee) recommends the use of qualtrics for online surveys. They also acknowledge the fact that the longer information sheets and consent forms used in face-to-face research are often not appropriate in an online context. To accommodate that, UTREC discuss the key ethical issues that … Read more

Using Time in Qualtrics Studies

Qualtrics enables us to make use of time information in many different ways There are many ways in which time is an important factor in running research studies.  Qualtrics enables us to make use of time information in many different ways, and this post outlines some of the uses of time information what you might … Read more

How do I get more meaningful variable names in SPSS

Many researchers are used to having to add this meaning within SPSS (or other packages) after data collection using variable  and value labels, but Qualtrics can actually do a lot to help with this. As default behaviour Qualtrics actually codes your responses for you (that is, the VALUE LABELS part of the traditional SPSS process), and … Read more

How do I copy a survey from a previous account?

If you already had a trial account with Qualtrics, or have an account from another institution, it is not possible to directly collaborate across these accounts.  Collaboration only works within the scope of the school license. However, there is an easy option for transferring the survey itself (the data is a separate issues).  Qualtrics allows … Read more

How do I make the questionnaire really anonymous?

By default, Qualtrics collects internet information such as the IP address of the respondent’s computer. Such information is used by some Qualtrics options for example allowing people to return and finish an interrupted questionnaire or to stop multiple responses from the same computer. Although this is not usually a real risk to anonymity there are … Read more