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WISCO Survey - Filtered Survey Analysis

The filtered analysis provides totals to all survey questions when the respondent's answer matches the selected question choice(s). Filtered Matches provide totals to all questions based on how selected question(s)are answer. Filters let you look for specific patterns or information in the collected responses. For example, if a question asked for either a male or female response, the filtered analysis will show results of how either all males or females answered the rest of the questions. The 6 extra data fields (user's name, email address, user IP address, or user-defined fields) can also be used in the filtered analysis. Multi-filtering allows up to 5 levels (questions and extra data fields) to be examined for matches when creating survey results. Demographic question analysis is often performed by use of these filters.

Options common to all analysis menu selections are explained in the Analysis Selection part of the help file. Settings unique to Filtered Analysis are described on this page. Both reports are created when the Create button is clicked.

Include Filter Information with Report Heading

If the check box is marked, the filter information is included with the report heading.

The question type determines if an alphabetical, text, or numeric value is entered in the edit box. Only numerals, the letters A to Z and the characters '<', and '>' are entered in the edit box. Text with spaces can be entered to find matching responses to text entry questions. The matching response text is only active during the current session (It is not saved with other preferences.) The (A) after the question indicates an Alphabetical response is entered in the matching edit box. The (V) indicates a Value is entered in the matching edit box. The short descriptions after the (A) or (V) are Topic Phrases.

If the Not check box is marked, the opposite of the matching text is considered a match. For example, if the matching text shows the letter A, a filtered match would normally include all responses that contain A. If the Not check box is marked, then matches would include responses that do not include A. The icon next to the Not check box is used to display the question and text choices for the selected question.

Explanations of how to perform filtered analysis for different question types is described in the Question Types chapter.