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|Welcome to "Kat’s Corner Tips" where Data Processing Officer Kat Elvin (pictured below) shares with you some handy tips and hints for getting the most out of your QPSMR software.
Tip 13 - QPSMR Companion
New [+] button
QPSMR Companion now includes a variable [+] button which allows you to easily add together sets of integer (whole number) and/or floating point (weight) entries.
Tip 1 - QPSMR Companion
Paste special (entry duplication)
If you have a variable which you need to duplicate, updating all the responses so they refer to a different question - this is the tip for you! It is ideal if you have lots of questions with the same very long brand list and you need to combine or alter the responses by making variables from each original question.
Tip 2 - QPSMR Reflect
Questions vs. Variables!
In this tip Kat explains how to create QPSMR Reflect files, so your clients, project managers and execs can run their own tables. Kat also describes how to include variables as variables or as questions.
Tip 3 - QPSMR Companion
Summary rows in seconds!
This QPSMR Companion Extended Facility tip describes how to add Net summary rows, such as Top 2 and Bottom 2 etc, to multiple variables in a matter of seconds!
Tip 4 - QPSMR Companion
Have you ever spent time selecting specific entries from a large questionnaire file QDF (to check data, to run a topline summary or to export data perhaps) then closed the file … only to realise you missed an entry or you need to run the same report again? This tip explains how to allocate entries to groups, so you can quickly select all of the required entries (adding and removing other entries as needed).
Tip 5 - QPSMR Companion
Exporting non-European projects to SPSS v21
If your QPSMR questionnaire and/or data contains "non-European" characters (for example Korean, which uses the Far Eastern double character set) and you need to export it for use with SPSS version 21, take a look at this tip.
Tip 6 - QPSMR Companion
Selected entries test
This tip shows how to "test data entry" from just part of your questionnaire - especially useful for long, complex surveys, allowing you to quickly work through specific sections of your project.
Tip 7 - QPSMR Companion
Create filter entries from responses ... and
"drag and drop" filter application
This tip is particularly helpful in setting up product tests, when a filter entry needs to be created for every response to a "Product used" entry, for application to product specific questions later in the questionnaire. It also demonstrates how to apply more than one filter to an entry at the same time, using "drag and drop" facilities.
Tip 8 - QPSMR Companion
Paste weighting targets
This simple solution can be real time saver when setting up respondent weighting - especially if percentage targets are needed.
Tip 9 - QPSMR Companion
Replacing a character in all entry names
Rather than using right-click [Rename] to alter each individual entry name when an unwanted character has been included, why not use a block facility to replace them all at the same time?
Tip 10 - QPSMR Companion
Locate and update data errors
In this tip Kat explains how to quickly locate and update data errors using QPSMR Companion.
Tip 11 - QPSMR "classic" software
(QPSMR Insight / QPSMR CATI / QPSMR Reflect)
"Applying" formats to a block of existing tables ... without updating them!
In this tip Kat explains that by including a couple of simple CL syntax tables you can “apply” format options to a whole block of tables within an existing tables file (QTF).
Tip 12 - QPSMR Companion
Fixing the number of decimal places for a
floating point (weight number) entry
When using floating point (weight number) entries in QPSMR Companion, why not "fix" the number of decimal places. This feature is especially good if the data you collect is exported, as the layout used will always be consistent.
If you would like to see QPSMR in action, take a look at our YouTube channel where members of the QPSMR Limited support-team demonstrate many more time saving solutions.
Remember, always look for QPSMR Limited at the start of the YouTube video name, and the Kat’s Corner picture (shown at the top of this page), to ensure you are watching an official demonstration.