Timing statistics

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To quickly track how much time a user spends answering each question or question group, enable the Timing statistics timings options from the Notifications_&_data:


If timings option is enabled, Timing statistics can be accessed from the Response & statistics toolbar:


Timing statistics

A table with the timings of each response will be displayed:


As it can be observed, the columns are made of an "Action" column and sortable columns (ID, Total time, group and question time).

Help.pngThe above example does not display any group time statistics (see group column) because only one group was used within the respective survey. The group time corresponds to the total time. Numerical values will be displayed in the group columns if there are at least two groups in the survey.

The "Action" column contains the following response-related options:


  • View response details: To check the response submitted by a respondent, click on this button. The panel allows you to edit the response entry, delete the entry or export it.
  • Edit this response: To edit the response submitted by a respondent, click on this button.
  • Delete this response: click on the red trash button if you wish to delete the response from your response table.

Help.pngPlease note that you cannot edit the time statistics!

The ID refers to the response ID, while the rest of the columns express the time a respondent spent on a group or question. The value is expressed in seconds.

In the case in which you use to display more responses on the same page, change the default value of 10 in the upper-left part of the table, and go for a larger value:


Interview time

Two statistics are automatically calculated for all the stored responses:

  • Average interview time:
  • Median: