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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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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 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 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 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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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.
 
 
By pursuing the steps described below to make use of the "Iterate survey" functionality of LimeSurvey:
 
  
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Follow the steps below to make use of the "''Iterate survey''" functionality of LimeSurvey:
  
 
=Prerequisites=
 
=Prerequisites=
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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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{{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=
  
  
Activate the survey and collect the answers from your survey participants.
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Activate the survey and collect the answers from your participants.
  
 
To run the same survey for the second time:
 
To run the same survey for the second time:
* Do not deactivate the survey after the first set of responses were recorded
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* Do not deactivate the survey after the first set of responses are recorded
* Click on the '''Responses''' menu and then on '''Responses & statistics''':
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* Click the '''Responses''' menu and then '''Responses & statistics''':
  
  
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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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* Click the [[Responses|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:
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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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* Once you saved your responses, click on the ''Iterate survey'' button located on the top toolbar:
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* Once you have saved your responses, click the ''Iterate survey'' button located on the top toolbar:
  
  
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* This will:  
 
* This will:  
** Reset all tokens status to "not used",
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** Reset all tokens statuses to "not used",
** Reset all responses status to "not submitted".
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** Reset all responses statuses to "not submitted".

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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".