Qualtrics is an online survey tool that is very popular with researchers because of the combination of power and ease of use. It has many tools for branching and randomization and can output data as a fully-labeled SPSS file (in addition to standard Excel and csv). If you do not know what software to use, you can contact the Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC) at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the various options.
George Mason University has a university-wide license for Qualtrics. All students, faculty, and staff are allowed an account, but access is managed locally (either school, department, center, or other unit). DiSC does not control or administer Qualtrics accounts or licenses.
To get an account, find the contact person for your unit at Qualtrics Administrators (ITS).
Selected Videos from XM basecamp series Learn to Use Qualtrics for Research unless otherwise specified.
You will need to sign-in to your Qualtrics account in order to view the videos.
|Qualtrics Basics (DoIT @ Stony Brook U)||~5 min||Overview/Sections, Edit Multiple, Test Responses|
|Adding and Styling Questions||~5 min||Text and Matrix Questions. Embedding Videos|
|Using Anonymous Distributions||~3 min||Publish, Activate/Deactivate, get a Link, Options|
|Displaying and Hiding Questions and Answers||~4 min||Blocks, Skip Logic, Display Logic, Preview|
|Controlling Questions and Answer Choices||~4 min||Force Response, Validation, Messages, Randomization|
|Locating and Editing Responses||~7 min||Responses in Progress, Retake surveys, and more|
|Qualtrics Reports (DoIT @ Stony Brook U)||~4 min||Reports, Breakout, Visualization Types|
|Useful to Know About|
|Handling Longer Surveys||~4 min||Carry Forward, Loop & Merge|
|Using the Survey Flow to Navigate Participants||~4 min||Blocks: Logic and Randomization|
|Adding Global Styles||~3 min||Themes, Progress bars, Fonts|
|Setting Text and Answer Chocies||~4 min||Piped Text, Page Break, Default Choices|
|Recoding Values||~4 min||("variable names" are actually value labels)|
|Sending Invites via Email||~4 min||see also Creating and Managing Contacts|