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You may want to have recurring survey, that is to say use the same survey structure for the same set of participants and compare previous answers of one participant to those given later by the same one: this way you can estimate change trends in the answer.
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In certain scenarios you may want to have a recurring survey - using the same survey structure for the same set of participants to compare the previous responses of one participant to those submitted later by the same one. This method is useful in analysing trends.
  
 
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For instance let's think of a satisfaction survey intended to customers having bought a car: you could run the survey one month after the purchase and then 1 year after and compare the answer changes.
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For instance, let's think of a satisfaction survey intended to customers that recently bought a car: you could run the survey one month after the purchase and then 1 year after and then, compare the answer changes.
  
 
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For such recurring surveys, you may find it convenient for the participant to see the survey prefilled with his previous answers when he participates for the second time to the survey.
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For such recurring surveys, you may find it convenient for the participant to see the survey pre-filled with his previous answers when he participates for the second time to the survey.
  
 
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LimeSurvey has a specific feature called "Iterate survey" which enables to manage such surveys.
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By pursuing the steps described below to make use of the "Iterate survey" functionality of LimeSurvey:
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Prerequisites for such feature are:
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* survey is using token table (closed access survey)
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* the survey uses a [[Survey_participants|survey participants table]] (closed-access survey)
  
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[[File:Closed-access-survey-param.png]]
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* survey is '''not''' using [[Participant settings|anonymous answers]]
* survey is not using anonymous answers
 
  
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[[File:Anonymous_answers_param.png]]
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* survey is using [[Participant settings|token-based response persistence]]
* survey is using token-answer persistence
 
  
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[[File:Token_based_answer_persistence_parm.png]]
 
  
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{{Note|Please note that all the conditions from above must be met in order to see the ''Reiterate survey'' button being displayed in the '''[[Responses & statistics|responses and statistics]]''' panel!}}
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Activate the survey and collect the answers from your survey participants.
  
 
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How to run the survey the second time:
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To run the same survey for the second time:
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* Do not deactivate the survey after the first set of responses were recorded
* export your answers so that you'll be able to compare them to the new ones
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* Click on the '''Responses''' menu and then on '''Responses & statistics''':
* in the Data browsing menu, click the "Iterate survey icon" [[File:iterate_survey_icon.png]].
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** This will reset all tokens status to "not used",
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**  and reset all answers status to "not submitted".
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<center>[[File:iterate survey - select responses menu.png]]</center>
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* Click on the [[Responses|Display responses]] option (located on the main toolbar) to access the response table
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<center>[[File:Iterate survey - export stored responses.png]]</center>
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* Once you saved your responses, click on the ''Iterate survey'' button located on the top toolbar:
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<center>[[File:iterate survey - location.png]]</center>
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<center>[[File:Iterate survey - final step.png]]</center>
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* This will:
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** Reset all tokens status to "not used",
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General

In certain scenarios you may want to have a recurring survey - using the same survey structure for the same set of participants to compare the previous responses of one participant to those submitted later by the same one. This method is useful in analysing trends.

For instance, let's think of a satisfaction survey intended to customers that recently bought a car: you could run the survey one month after the purchase and then 1 year after and then, compare the answer changes.

For such recurring surveys, you may find it convenient for the participant to see the survey pre-filled with his previous answers when he participates for the second time to the survey.

By pursuing the steps described below to make use of the "Iterate survey" functionality of LimeSurvey:


Prerequisites

Prerequisites:


Help.pngPlease note that all the conditions from above must be met in order to see the Reiterate survey button being displayed in the responses and statistics panel!

How to run it

Activate the survey and collect the answers from your survey participants.

To run the same survey for the second time:

  • Do not deactivate the survey after the first set of responses were recorded
  • Click on the Responses menu and then on Responses & statistics:


Iterate survey - select responses menu.png


  • Click on the Display responses option (located on the main toolbar) to access the response table
  • Select all the submitted responds and export them so that you'll be able to compare them to the new ones later:


Iterate survey - export stored responses.png


  • Once you saved your responses, click on the Iterate survey button located on the top toolbar:


Iterate survey - location.png


Iterate survey - final step.png


  • This will:
    • Reset all tokens status to "not used",
    • Reset all responses status to "not submitted".