Sometimes having too much data can be as big a problem as too little data. Filtering your survey results provides you with a way to look at a specific slice of your data. Sometimes this is all you need to spot patterns or actionable information.
We currently have two main types of filters: Response and Attribute. A Response filter lets you only see those results where the respondent chose a specific answer to one of your questions. As a result, this filter only works with questions where the user has to click on a button or a check-box.
We offer a number of different Attribute filters for you to choose from:
- whether the respondents have finished taking the survey or not
- whether the respondents have finished taking the survey before, after a certain time or between two times
- whether the respondents have started taking the survey before, after a certain time or between two times
- what IP address did the respondents use
It's important to understand that each survey can have one or many filters. The bundle of filters is called a "Filter Collection". You can also have multiple filter collections if you wish. You can add, delete or modify your filter(s) or collection(s) at any time. If you have not already done so, first create a filter collection.
- The first step in creating a filter is to click on the "Filter" button from the survey "Reporting" page. This opens the "Filter Collections" window and shows you any filter collections you have already created.
- Click on "+Add New Filter Set" and then enter something in the "Filter Set Title" field.
- Now click on "+Add new filter".
Example: Response filter
- In the first column click on the "Type" dropdown menu and select the "Response" filter category.
- Next, choose the question you would like to filter by. Remember that only those questions where the user has to click on a button or a check-box are available.
- In the third column select the "equals" or "is not equal to" operator
- Next, choose the question choice you want to filter by.
- Click on the "Save Changes" button and return to the Filter Set overview page.
Note: Filter collections can be made active or inactive in the "Filter Collections" window without you having to delete them. This way you can create multiple filters and use them whenever you want to and turn them off when you want to see the full data view.