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QPSMR 2018 - What's New
|Using the latest QPSMR Companion version 2018.2, it is a simple process to create whole sets of tables that are automatically formatted and output to your favourite spreadsheet program.|
|Brilliantly banked grid tables|
|QPSMR Companion version 2018.2 has many set up short cuts including a new grid table facility - a table with a number of independent columns which are presented (banked) side-by-side. For entries that have the same responses, and the same names followed by an underscore (_) plus another character or number, just choose one of these, add a header and formats (if required), and the banked table will be built for you - ideal for product tests.|
|Repeating a random order||Easy additions|
|For CATI and CAPI surveys it is possible to repeat the same interviewing order for different sets of entries and/or response lists. To do this create a named random entry called ZZZRAN followed by extra characters (for example, ZZZRANP1 or ZZZRANFOOD) and then, when randomizing entries use the [Use a named randomisation entry for this group] button and/or when randomizing responses, use the [Named random] to select the appropriate ZZZRANXX entry.||A new variable [+] button has been included which allows you to easily add together sets of integer (whole number) and/or floating point (weight) entries.
See Kat’s Corner Tip 13 - New integer/float variable [+] button for quick additions
Telephone interviewing facilities
Up to 3 telephone numbers can now be used to retrieve sample records (if the appropriate TAPI 2 or socket compatible software/hardware is available). Simply include TELNUM_1, TELNUM_2 and TELNUM_3 entries in your questionnaire and create the project files as normal, then when your interviewers use the [Dial] button they can choose which number to call. If a dialled call fails the alternative numbers can then be dialled in turn.
There is a new [Lock answer] question setting which can be used to prevent manual changes to the question if it contains data when the record is loaded - perfect for preventing interviewers changing sample information.
Also, to save valuable interviewing time, QPSMR Telin will now not allow appointments to be made once an interview has been deemed successful (ZZZEND/1).
15 digit integers
We have increased the maximum width for integer questions and serial numbers, so up to 15 digits can now be used – that’s up to 999999999999999!
Showing the sig level footer once only (CSV)
Another new analysis feature is the [Global Sig level footer] check box available from the "Global table setting dialog box". This selection means that the FSL footnote which would normally appear as a row after each table describing the stats significance levels used, appears once only (under the header) in the tables CSV file generated.
Version 2018.1 also features faster project opening, improved analysis run times (especially if you are working on a WAN) and we have also allowed you to locate entries for your QPSMR Companion Data drill down tables by clicking and typing the name in the list of entries (just like the Main window).
QPSMR Companion enhancements
Following requests from QPSMR Companion users, we have added some new "XLSX features":
A menu selection to output all of the response texts used in your project to an XLSX file; a column is generated for each project entry so identical response lists are included only once.
When exporting data to an XLSX (or CSV file), an option to include an extra row containing the question texts (positioned under the row containing the entry names).
An XLXS "Combinations report" which shows all of the different combinations given in response to the multi coded entries in your project. Simply chose the entries you would like to include (a new sheet will be generated for each entry chosen) and as well as the responses themselves, a "Records" column shown the number of times the combination occurred.
It is also possible to run a "classic" QPSMR tables files (QTF) to quickly produce formatted XLSX tables, with all of your tables output to the same sheet, or output to individual sheets, plus a contents sheet. QPSMR Command Language users can also run CL scripts (STP files).
Not an XLSX feature, but another new facility allows you to preserve the Main window column widths currently used, for all of your projects.
"Same table" significance testing
Using the classic QPSMR 2018.1 software you can test individual table columns against the rest of the sample (the "total") AND against other columns under the header or over-header (using letter markers) at the same time, using new format option settings SHG11 or SHG12 respectively.
For example, you might include on your tables format options SIG1/SHG11/SMA'+'/SMB'+' (plus the usual SLA and SLB settings to specify the testing level and any other formats required).
Using these options, when your tables are run if a cell is marked as "+a" it means that the cell is higher than the total (the "rest") and also higher than the column identified with (a) under the same header, at the SLA level (because one + and lowercase letter is shown).
If a cell is marked "++A" it is higher than the total (the "rest") and also higher than the column identified with (a) under the same header, at the SLB level (because two + and an uppercase letter is shown).
A cell marked as "-AC" is SLA lower than the total, but SLB higher than the columns identified with (a) and (c) under the same header. A cell marked as "++Cef" is SLB higher than the total and SLB higher than the column identified with (c), and SLA higher than columns (e) and (f) under the same header.
TIP: If tables are run using QPSMR Companion the cells are also coloured red (lower) and green (higher).