This article deals with how to set up Qualtrics' Side by Side question (formerly known as gap analysis question) in Displayr when imported from an SPSS file. In Qualtrics, the Side by Side question style allows the survey author to present two or more grid-style questions beside one another. These could be any combination of single-response grid (called a Nominal - Multi in Displayr) or multiple-response grid (called a Binary - Grid in Displayr). Displayr does not have an equivalent Structure that combines these, and the different elements of such questions must be analyzed separately. The way such data is stored in the Qualtrics SPSS export means that Displayr cannot detect and separate the different questions automatically. Such Side by Side questions will appear a series of individual Nominal variables when the data is imported into Displayr, and so some additional set-up is therefore necessary.
In Qualtrics, a Side by Side question might look like this:
- Qualtrics data with side by side questions imported into Displayr via SPSS.
The variables will appear in the Data Sets tree with the variables for the first question above the variables for the second question. These sets of variables should be combined as a pair of questions. In the above example, the structures for the two questions are Nominal - Multi and one Binary - Grid, but other combinations are also possible. For each set of variables:
- Go to the Data Sets tree, and highlight all the variables for the set.
- Right-click and select Combine and on the right then set the Structure to Nominal - Multi (if the Qualtrics question permitted a single response per row) or Binary - Grid (if the Qualtrics question permitted multiple responses per row).
The end result will be one variable set in Displayr for each of the grids that comprised the Side by Side question.