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How To Perform Silent-Photo-Capturing

July 26, 2015 Leave a comment

Overview

A great way to enhance quality control of interviews is to utilize the “Silent-Photo-Capturing” feature of SurveyToGo. “Silent-Photo-Capturing” enables you to take photo from the back camera front camera or both without the notifying the interviewer. You can snap photos at any question you wish during the interview. The photo(s) is then automatically attached to interview and is available in the Operation console so that the quality control staff can view the photo. It can provide the quality control staff with a complete view of the surroundings of the interview. To perform Silent Photo Capturing follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Configure the photo(s) capturing in the Survey by script or by a configuration check box.
  2. Step 2: Viewing the picture(s) in the Operation console.

Step 1: Configure the photo(s) capturing in the Survey by script or by a configuration check box.

There are 2 options for configuring the photo capturing on a question in the interview.

First way by scripting:

You just add the “Silent-Photo-Capture” script call to the places in the interview where you wish to capture a photo. You can add the script in multiple places throughout the survey to take more than one photo. To configure the “Silent-Photo-Capture” in the Survey script follow these steps:

  1. Open the survey you wish to capture photo on:

  2. Select the question you want to activate the photo capture in.
  3. Go to the “Scripts” tab
  4. Add the
    SnapPicture(); function call ( Question Start/End Script) to the question(s) you want to take picture(s) in. For front camera capture add SnapPicture(true); for back camera capture SnapPicture(false); or you can call twice for both.

  5. That’s it! You have just configured silent photo capturing

The second way by check-box button:

You just press the “Silent-Photo-Capture” button on the question(s) in the interview you wish to capture photo. You can capture photo in multiple places throughout the survey to take more than one photo. To configure the “Silent-Photo-Capture” in the Survey follow these steps:

  1. Open the survey you wish to capture photo on:

  2. Select the question you want to activate the capture feature.
  3. Go to “Quality Control” tab.
  4. Then mark Front camera , Back camera or both:

     

  5. That’s it! You have just configured silent photo capturing

Step 2: Viewing the picture(s) in the Operation console

Once you have uploaded interviews from the field that include silent photo capturing you can view the photo by following these steps:

  1. Open the operations console of the project (you can learn more about how to use the operations console here)
  2. Press “Get” button:

  3. Open the relevant interview from the operations grid
  4. Switch to the attachments tab. You can then either preview the photo or click the save
    button to save a local copy of the photo:

  5. If you use multiple photo capturing in the interview you can view them all by clicking the arrows:


That’s it!

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Stopper Question

July 19, 2015 Leave a comment

Overview

Stopper questions are used for to measure time from a beginning of an event. For example:

“Count how long does it take from the moment the candidate start looking at the product until he finished”

Question Node

The Tab’s

Each question has a set of tabs; each tab is used for different configurations – let’s go over the tab’s.

The View tab

In the view tab you can configure the basic components of a question, such as its body text and its answers.

Question Type & General Settings

In the main panel, you can set the questions type, its textual color and formatting.

In the bottom panel, you can Clear the questions content, add a new question of the same type right after the current one and quickly navigate between questions:

The ‘Question’ Tab

Under the question’s tab, within the View tab, you can define the Questions Body Text and the surveyors instructions if any.

Defining The Questions Text

The text written in the question’s tab is the body text that will be displayed to the surveyor.

The surveyor instruction box, allows you to configure textual instructions for the surveyor that will be formatted differently than the body text.

 For Example:

Here I configured my body text to be:

“Watch at possible candidate that stop near the product”

And the Surveyor Instruction Text to be:

INTERVIEWER: Count how long does it take from the moment the candidate start looking at the product until he finished”

The ‘Topic’  Tab

Each topic represent a stopper.

When pressing the START button all stoppers will be started.

Then the LAP button will appear, and choosing it will stop the first stopper while the one after it will keep running.

The Rules Tab

In the rules tab you can define Entrance Rules, Validation Rules and Branching rules.

For more detail please see the following tutorials and refer to the scripting guide:

Survey Logic Video Series

How to create Entrance Rules

How to create Validation Rules

How to create Branching Rules

The Scripts Tab

In the Script’s tab you can define your questions Start Script, End Script and enter the advanced scripts for defining more complex functions.

For more detail about Start, End and Advanced scripts, please see the following tutorials and refer to the scripting guide:

How to create Start\End Scripts

How To use functions across a script using the Advanced Scripts section

The Variables Tab

The Variables Tab is used for configuring variable related properties of a question.

  • Variable Name: is the name of the column representing this question when exporting.
  • Missing Value: is the value that this question will get if it was not answered or skipped.
  • Short ID: Is a short name that is used for ease of readability and is viewable in the Survey Tree next to the Question Index – Short ID’s can also be used as a basis for variable names, please see: How to work with QRef’s & Short ID’s

Variable names can be referenced instead of Indexes by using the correct functions. (Basic Introduction to using VRef and VarName)

The Advanced Tab

The advanced tab allows you to set & configure more advanced properties of a question.

Common usages of the advanced tab:

  • Hiding a question from the surveyor:
  • Allowing\Disallowing ‘No Answer’:

Variables and Exporting Definitions

Q1_STP1 and Q1_STP2 are the variable names of the topics(stoppers).

I pressed the LAP button after 3.406 seconds and finish the last counter after 13.609 seconds.

Common Functions used to retrieve the value
AnswerChoice(CurrQues, index_of_topic(stopper))

AnswerChoiceIter(CurrQues, index_of_topic(stopper), index_of_iteration)

Retrieve the number of milliseconds counted by the relevant stopper

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Date Time Question

July 19, 2015 Leave a comment

Overview

Date Time Questions are used for the surveyor/respondent to manually enter a specific time or date that as part of the questionnaire, for example:

What is your birth date?’

Question Node

The Tab’s

Each question has a set of tabs; each tab is used for different configurations – let’s go over the tab’s.

The View tab

In the view tab you can configure the basic components of a question, such as its body text and its answers.


Question Type & General Settings

In the main panel, you can set the questions type, its textual color and formatting.


 

In the bottom panel, you can Clear the questions content, add a new question of the same type right after the current one and quickly navigate between questions:


The Question Tab

Under the question’s tab, within the View tab, you can define the Questions Body Text and the surveyors instructions if any.

Defining The Questions Text

The text written in the question’s tab box is the body text that will be displayed to the surveyor.

The surveyor instruction box, allows you to configure textual instructions for the surveyor that will be formatted differently than the body text.


 For Example:

Here I configured my body text to be:


What is you birth date?

And the Surveyor Instruction Text to be:


INTERVIEWER: READ OUT “


The Answers Tab


  • Format: Only date/Only time – What to show
  • Calendar: Apply when “Only Date” is chosen – Set the type of calendar
  • Do Not Show Seconds – Apply when “Only Time” is chosen – Will present only hours and minutes
  • Start Empty – Apply when “Only Time” is chosen – Will start with default value of the time 12:00:00 AM
  • No Button – hide the “Now” button
  • Treat as time span – Apply when “Only Time” is chosen –hide the “AM/PM”. If combine with the button “Start Empty” then question is started from the value time of 00:00:00

The Special Codes Tab

This tab allows you to add a set of answers in addition to the numeric field – you can select one answer from these answers that will be exclusive and disable the numeric field input.


The Rules Tab

In the rules tab you can define Entrance Rules, Validation Rules and Branching rules.


For more detail please see the following tutorials and refer to the scripting guide:

Survey Logic Video Series

How to create Entrance Rules

How to create Validation Rules

How to create Branching Rules

 

The Scripts Tab

In the Script’s tab you can define your questions Start Script, End Script and enter the advanced scripts for defining more complex functions.


 

For more detail about Start, End and Advanced scripts, please see the following tutorials and refer to the scripting guide:

How to create Start\End Scripts

How To use functions across a script using the Advanced Scripts section

 

The Variables Tab

The Variables Tab is used for configuring variable related properties of a question.

  • Variable Name: is the name of the column representing this question when exporting.
  • Missing Value: is the value that this question will get if it was not answered or skipped.
  • Short ID: Is a short name that is used for ease of readability and is viewable in the Survey Tree next to the Question Index – Short ID’s can also be used as a basis for variable names, please see: How to work with QRef’s & Short ID’s

Variable names can be referenced instead of Indexes by using the correct functions. (Basic Introduction to using VRef and VarName)


 

 

 

 

 

The Advanced Tab

The advanced tab allows you to set & configure more advanced properties of a question.


Common usages of the advanced tab:

  • Hiding a question from the surveyor.

  • Allowing\Disallowing ‘No Answer’:

Variables and Exporting Definitions


Common Functions used to retrieve the value
These are some common functions used with this type of question:

Answer(QuestionIndex)

AnswerIter(QuestionIndex, IterationIndex)

Common Functions used to set the value

SetAnswer(QuestionIndex, AnswerText)

For Example:

SetAnswer(CurrQues, “12:00:48”);

SetAnswer(Qref(10), Now);

 

Appendix

If you wish to use time different calculations you may want to look at this guide:

How To Measure Time Between Questions?

More about time fields in SurveyToGo:

The different time fields captured with SurveyToGo

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How To Add Existing Survey to Project

July 19, 2015 Leave a comment

 

Overview

 

Usually a new survey is created from within an existing project and so automatically attached to this project and seen under it in the organization tree. Yet there’re cases where existing surveys are not attached to any project in the tree. That is, the surveys were created in the past and they do exist in the account, only those are not shown in the organization tree in the studio. This can happen when a survey has been removed from a project (right click a survey and select Remove).

This article will show you how to attach an existing survey script to a project in the organization tree.

 

1. Step 1: Choose the project you want to attach the survey to

2. Step 2: Find the survey in “folders tree”

3. Step 3: Add the selected survey to the project

 

Step 1: Choose the project you want to attach the survey to

 

Open the organization tree in the studio and go to the project you want to add an existing survey to:

 

 

Step 2: Find the survey in “folders tree”

Right-click on the selected project and choose the “Add existing survey to project” option:

 

In the opened window you’ll find a tree (similar to the organization tree in the studio) with all customers, projects and surveys that exist in the account’s folders. You need to open the nodes and find the survey you want to add (it should be placed under the customer and project it was originally created under):

 

 

Step 3: Add the selected survey to the project

 

Mark the survey you want to add and click on “Add survey”:

 

 

That’s it!

 

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How to: Validate Date Format Using Regular Expression

June 14, 2015 Leave a comment

Overview

 

There’re several different ways to handle Date values through the script, all depends on the exact need. In some cases, there’s a need to enter a date value manually, as text, yet to force it to be in a specific valid date format.

This article will show an example of how you can validate the date string format “DD/MM/YYYY” using a regular expression (to learn more on regular expressions, click here).

 

1. Step 1: Create an open ended question to hold the Date string format

2. Step 2: Add a validation rule for the format checking

 

Step 1: Create an open ended question to hold the Date string format

 

Add an open ended question to the script, where you want the Date value to be entered:

 

 

 

Step 2: Add a validation rule for the format checking

 

The Regular Expression that matches the format of DD/MM/YYYY is:

^(0[1-9]|[12][0-9]|3[01])\/(0[1-9]|1[0-2])\/([12][0-9]{3})$

 

** Note: The regular expression above matches date formats that refer only to the years range of 1000 – 2999

 

So, you can add this validation rule to the question:

And add the suitable error message as you wish, such as: “The date entered is not in the right format of DD/MM/YYYY. Please fix.”

 

** If you’re not familiar to validation rules, please click here to learn more.

 

That’s it!

 

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How To Export Results Using a Settings File

May 4, 2015 Leave a comment

Overview

 

When exporting a survey several times SurveyToGo will allow you to save the export settings so you could reuse them again and again when exporting without the need to specify them again from scratch. The Settings file is an XML file that can be saved and loaded to the Export Wizard and it allows you to export the current results using settings you have previously defined. Another use of the settings file is the option to use it while generating automatic exports as well. Using a defined settings file may help you save precious time and efforts and ensure uniformity across the exported data sets.

 

  1. Step 1: Saving a settings file.
  2. Step 2: Using an existing settings file.
  3. Step 3: Using an existing settings file while exporting with command line

 

Note: Please review the Export Results manual before going through the current manual: http://support.dooblo.net/entries/29087522-How-To-Export-Survey-Results

Step 1: Saving a settings file

To save a settings file you will need to open the Export Wizard of the relevant survey and define all the settings as how they are supposed to be exported. After defining the settings, press on “Export settings file…” choose the location and save it. That will produce an XML file that can be loaded in future exports.

Step 2: Using an existing settings file

To use an existing settings file, open the Export Wizard of the relevant survey and press on “Load Settings File…” which will allow you to load an XML file type. The XML file is a file with predefined settings of how the results are supposed to be exported. Once loading the file, all the settings of the current export will be defined automatically as the ones predefined in the XML file.


Step 3: Using an existing settings file while exporting with command line

To use an existing XML settings file while exporting with a command line you will need first to create your command line as explained in the following manual: http://support.dooblo.net/entries/22388623-How-to-generate-automatic-exporting.

After creating the file, add the following line: /settingsPath=”<The path to the file\FILENAME.xml>”. Now you can generate results with the .bat file using an XML file.

That’s it

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How To Exclude collected results from the Quotas view

March 22, 2015 Leave a comment

Overview

 

When working with quotas, all quota fields that are captured within interviews in deployed mode (Test or Production) that are uploaded to the server, and these quotas are updated and shown in the project’s Quotas node, to enable the quotas tracking.

In some cases one might want the Quotas tracking view not to include all collected data (for instance, exclude the test results that were collected during the survey’s testing phase).

This article will show you how to exclude results from the Quotas tracking view.

 

Note: To learn more about Quotas management click here.

 

1. Step 1: Update the Organization Properties settings

2. Step 2: Move the results to “Cancelled” status

 

Step 1: Update the Organization Properties settings

 

Right-click on the organization name node and choose “Organization Properties”:

 

In the opened window, go to the Advanced tab, enable the “Quotas – Ignore canceled interviews” checkbox, and click “OK”:

 

 

Step 2: Move the results to “Cancelled” status

 

Display the results needed to be excluded from the Quotas view in the operation console (click here to learn more about data managements in the operation console), and change their status to “Cancelled”:

 

 

 

That’s it!

 

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