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=General=  
 
=General=  
  
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.
 
  
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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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 at different times. This method is useful in analysing trends.
  
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 example, in a satisfaction survey intended for customers that recently bought a car, you could run the survey one month after the purchase, again 1 year after, and compare the answers.
  
LimeSurvey has a specific feature called "Iterate survey" which enables to manage such surveys.
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For such recurring surveys, you may find it convenient to have the participant see the survey pre-filled with their previous answers when they participate for the second time in the survey.
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Follow the steps below to make use of the "''Iterate survey''" functionality of LimeSurvey:
  
 
=Prerequisites=
 
=Prerequisites=
  
Prerequisites for such feature are:
 
* survey is using token table (closed access survey)
 
  
[[File:Closed-access-survey-param.png]]
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Prerequisites:
* survey is not using anonymous answers
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* the survey uses a [[Survey_participants|survey participants table]] (closed-access survey)
  
[[File:Anonymous_answers_param.png]]
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* survey is '''not''' using [[Participant settings|anonymous answers]]
* survey is using token-answer persistence
 
  
[[File:Token_based_answer_persistence_parm.png]]
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* survey is using [[Participant settings|token-based response persistence]]
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{{Note|Please note that all conditions above must be met in order to see the ''Reiterate survey'' button displayed in the '''[[Responses & statistics|responses and statistics]]''' panel!}}
  
 
=How to run it=
 
=How to run it=
  
How to run the survey the second time:
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* do not de-activate the survey after the first set of answers were recorded
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Activate the survey and collect the answers from your participants.
* export your answers so that you'll be able to compare them to the new ones
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* in the Data browsing menu, click the "Iterate survey icon" [[File:iterate_survey_icon.png]].
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To run the same survey for the second time:
** This will reset all tokens status to "not used",
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* Do not deactivate the survey after the first set of responses are recorded
**  and reset all answers status to "not submitted".
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* Click the '''Responses''' menu and then '''Responses & statistics''':
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<center>[[File:iterate survey - select responses menu.png]]</center>
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* Click the [[Responses|Display responses]] option (located on the main toolbar) to access the response table
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* Select all the submitted responses and export them so that you will be able to compare them to the new ones later:
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<center>[[File:Iterate survey - export stored responses.png]]</center>
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* Once you have saved your responses, click 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 statuses to "not used",
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** Reset all responses statuses to "not submitted".

Latest revision as of 15:28, 9 July 2021

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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 at different times. This method is useful in analysing trends.

For example, in a satisfaction survey intended for customers that recently bought a car, you could run the survey one month after the purchase, again 1 year after, and compare the answers.

For such recurring surveys, you may find it convenient to have the participant see the survey pre-filled with their previous answers when they participate for the second time in the survey.

Follow the steps below to make use of the "Iterate survey" functionality of LimeSurvey:

Prerequisites

Prerequisites:


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

How to run it

Activate the survey and collect the answers from your participants.

To run the same survey for the second time:

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


Iterate survey - select responses menu.png


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


Iterate survey - export stored responses.png


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


Iterate survey - location.png


Iterate survey - final step.png


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