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What's New - 2017
|CATI YouTube Videos and Tutorial
Just published - introductory CATI YouTube videos which demonstrate how to modify a questionnaire
for telephone interviewing, generate sample management and quota control files, specify QIF
files and how to interview with them plus how to create supervisor reports and tables.
Always look for QPSMR Limited at the start of the YouTube video name and the QPSMR logo to ensure you are watching an official QPSMR Limited demonstration.
Telephone interviewing facilities
QPSMR CATI and QPSMR Telin
QPSMR Telin can now act as a client to a Windows Socket (Winsock) server dialler, so predictive dialling can be used. If you use QPSMR for telephone interviewing and you would like technical details about the Winsock connection and how it can be used, please email email@example.com with Winsock in the subject line.
QPSMR Telin has a new option to show appointments that are due in the next 5 minutes and if more than one telephone number is available for a respondent, a message is displayed allowing the interviewer to select which number to dial.
New data file facilities
Data copy and convert
From the Main window select [Answers] [Copy and convert data file …] to convert a single data file to another file type, for example a QPSMR Companion qpsmrda file to an ASCII data file.
From the Main window [Data] [Merge data] can be used to merge sets of data for the same records. The main data file is the one to be updated, one or more merge files contain data to add to, or replace data in the main file. This can be used for merging subsequent waves of data, adding extra information such as cluster groups from a statistics program, or if question responses need to be changed (forced) depending on the answers to other questions.
This facility is especially useful because you can specify the multi separator (for example, a semicolon ; or a comma ,) and responses with the same texts will be merged - there is no need to replace texts with response numbers prior to merging.
All the way through QPSMR Companion will show the number of records - in the main file, the merge file and when merged the number of records in the main file and also how many records in the merge file were not used (unmatched).
There is a new facility to hide groups of entries, so they are not shown on the Main window or in the Data drill down entry list. For example, you may wish to hide all ZZZ quality control entries in a CATI project, so only the questions asked during your telephone interviews are available for Data drill down analysis.
To allocate entries to groups from the Main window select [Edit] [Group entries] - see Kat’s Corner Tip 4 for more information - then use [Edit] [Hide entries] to choose the group(s) you wish to hide from the lists.
If you use the group name HIDE, entries allocated to that group will not be listed (unless you untick the hidden group) because a group named HIDE is always hidden by default.
This feature is especially useful when creating Data drill down qpsmran analysis files for your execs, project managers or clients, as hidden entries will not be shown in the list of entries. If your end users wish to tabulate hidden entries they can simply use the menu selection and choose which groups to show and which to hide.
QPSMR Companion now offers Data distinction – a new Data drill down facility that allows you to compare a group of respondents with the rest of the sample. Any significant differences found within the entire questionnaire are listed.
From the Data drill down window, using standard filter descriptions simply specify the respondents you wish to test as Sample A (for example, those from Area 1) and the program will automatically test these respondents against Sample B - all respondents who are not in Sample A (in our example those not from Area 1).
The entire data file is then automatically scanned for any entry where Sample A is significantly different to Sample B and the results are shown on screen with the significance percentage level in descending order.
See QPSMR in action
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 QPSMR logo to ensure you are watching an official demonstration.