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QPSMR Software  QPSMR Software Features List

   
 
This page lists main features included in the QPSMR software suite.

When a feature is not available in all programs the following symbols, denoting the program in which the feature is included, are shown:
 
  QPSMR CATI  QPSMR Companion CATI only
 
  QPSMR Companion Extended  QPSMR Companion Extended software only
 
QPSMR Companion Input - available for free download offers most of the features listed under Data Collection (if included in the questionnaire supplied).
 
QPSMR Companion Reflect for end user analysis - available for free download includes most features listed under Analysis, Data lists and Data exports.
QUESTIONNAIRES (see also QPSMR Companion Questionnaire Design)
Type of questions:
Single choice
Multi choice
Open-ended
Quantity - with or without decimal point
Character - e.g. Postcodes
Interviewer texts
Verbatim answers - with the facility to collect, code and update
Date
Time
   
Quality control ZZZ entries to automatically collect information (date, time, interview duration etc)
Skeleton questionnaire files (QDF) with suggested ZZZ quality control entries to get you started
Imports available from other software (online surveys, triple-s formats, CSV etc)
32,000 questions per questionnaire
9,999 responses to single or multi response questions (30,000 for imported files)
2,000 characters per question text
Interviewer instructions displayed during data collection - 500 characters
Main window entries can be sorted by column - entry type, name, number of responses etc
Entries can be allocated to named groups (and coloured for easy identification)
Question routing, filtering (skips) and refuse input
Question restructuring (variables) - arithmetic, combination, splitting, ranges, comparison, counting
and Sum of multi-code responses, minimum, maximum and score values
Automatic filter creation from question or variable responses
Drag and drop filters from the Main window, to questions, variables and question responses
Filter and variable responses can test entry values against constants and other entries
Variable responses created from other entries as a block, using "or", "and", and "not" linkages
Variable responses can be built as a matrix from other entries
Block update variable responses to add Net rows (eg. T2, B2) QPSMR Companion Extended Facilities
Store filter and variable contents in raw data files (ASC)
Entry manipulation - copying, cutting, deleting, pasting and updating
Entry duplication menu selection
Ability to copy and paste entries from survey to survey
Right mouse button options - Rename, Copy, Paste, Paste as variable etc
Paste special block updates - sets of questions, filters and variables can be copied, pasted, renamed
and the definitions updated all at the same time QPSMR Companion Extended Facilities
Insert lists of responses from other programs
Block update responses to add/remove score values and supplemental rejects QPSMR Companion Extended Facilities
Text find and replace facility
Automatic question and response text update from CSV file - ideal for translating projects
Convert a multi-coded question to a number of single-coded questions
Unicode questionnaire file (QDF) ideal for non-European language characters
Create an interviewer or checking questionnaire, with or without data locations
Block update responses to add/remove ranking (highest to lowest) QPSMR Companion Extended Facilities
 
DATA COLLECTION (see also QPSMR Companion Data Collection)
Unlimited respondents per survey
Data entry from paper questionnaires
Data entry during "live" situations, such as hall tests and CAPI
Telephone interviewing CATI facilities QPSMR CATI
Test data entry mode (paper and computer assisted) for screen checks
Selected entries test - to work through just some of your questionnaire
Full question and response filtering (skipping) and refuse input
Automatic response filtering (eg. ideal for "Used most often", "Used sometimes" and "Never used"
questions to ensure only appropriate responses are available for selection)
Data entry using mouse or keyboard
Input screen shows full question and response texts
Option to show filters (skips) and derived variables
Randomisation - questions, blocks of questions and responses
Carry forward response texts (eg. "Q1. Which brand do you use most?", "Q2. You say you use brand X,…")
Hold facility to halt data entry under controlled conditions
Range checks for numeric entries (eg. 1-100 and 999 permitted)
Images and videos displayed on screen during CAPI interviews
Full server quota control QPSMR CATI
Sample management QPSMR CATI
Appointments system QPSMR CATI
Partial interviewing to allow future continuation
Data stored as ASCII, column binary or CSV (or held in a qpsmrda file)
Record length 250,000 ASCII or 999 cards in column binary
Missing answers captured to reject category (existing or new response)
Full data checking during input (arithmetic and logical operations)
Automatic serial number allocation
Automatic serial number sort
Ability to combine data files and to split data into sub-sets
Data merge facility - ideal for partial or repeat interviews, re-coding, forcing etc
Merge data by response texts (response numbers not needed)
QIF file generation to allow verification of paper questionnaires using the classic QPSMR Input software
Data accepted from other sources (spreadsheets, databases etc)
Ability to convert all types of binary data - with screen display of each data file format
QPSMR Companion Input may be downloaded and distributed as required
All-inclusive qpsmrinp files for CAPI (image and video included in one file)
 
DATA CHECKING and REPORTS
Data validation (edit of external data)
Missing values report (blanks)
Frequency and hole counts (totals)
Comprehensive one window data checks - including Hold filters, Empty, Not empty, Out of range,
Invalid responses, Response restrictors, Single-code only with others, Refuse input, Unallocated
(with or without supplemental rejects responses shown)
View data from Data check window and double click cell to update data as required
View data as a grid - one column per entry, one row per questionnaire (options to show only error
rows/columns, filters, variables etc)
Verbatim question text can be included with data
Topline table summary showing figures, percentages and mean scores
Data list (export) specifying the format and characters output (eg. a multi-coded question exported
as a set of single-coded questions 1=selected, 0=Not selected)
Data list (export) the entries selected on the Main window only
Data list (export) settings saved for re-use
 
DATA EXPORTS
Data may be output in many formats for direct use with -
Statistical programs (eg. SPS, SAS)
Other research packages (eg. SSS and RUN)
Other survey software (eg: triple-s XML)
Spreadsheets and graphics programs (eg. Comma separated CSV)
Programs using the OpenXML format (eg. XLSX)
Other applications (eg. Fixed format or 80 column ASCII file)
QPSMR Command Language script (STP)
QPSMR Companion Reflect - the ideal program for end users to produce and save sets of tables
qpsmran files for end users to create analysis with Data drill down
 
ANALYSIS (TABLES) (see also QPSMR Companion Analysis)
30,000 tables per batch run (set)
30,000 rows per cross table
10,000 columns per cross table
Block table manipulation facility (including copying, cutting, pasting, deleting and updating)
Filtering - to any level
Question restructuring (variables) - arithmetic, combination, splitting, ranges, comparison,
counting and Sum of multi-code responses, minimum, maximum and score values
Percentages - row, column, total, index
Row ranking - highest or lowest first
Full decimal place control - figures and percentages
Text - headings, footnotes, titles, row and column headings and labels
Identification - data, table and page numbers
Question and response texts used as labels
Automatic table numbering
Tables formatted and displayed in your preferred spreadsheet program
A sheet with hyperlinks to each table is included as a "contents page"
Empty item suppression - row, column, table
Table overlay facility - ideal for product test banked tables
Automatic banked grid table generation
Table manipulation - full arithmetic manipulation of tables already incremented
Ability to use QPSMR Command Language syntax within table specifications
Statistics and significance tests - mean, sum, standard deviation, standard error, t tests, F tests,
minimum, maximum, median, mode, quartiles, deciles
Statistically significant figures marked (various methods available)
Table definitions preserved for re-use
Fast table production
Data drill down to interrogate a date file
Data distinction to compare a group of respondents with the rest of the sample
 
WEIGHTING (see also QPSMR Companion Weighting)
Full respondent weighting to targets
Add a calculated weight for each respondent to the data
Quantity weighting (using any numeric or single response entry)
Weighted and unweighted results on tables
RIM weighting
Allocation of score values to responses (often rating scales) for the calculation of averages and
other statistics
 
SUPPORT (see also QPSMR Support)
Email and telephone help-line assistance
Help buttons for context information and full on-screen manual
Software tutorials, user notes and example files
Program updates
Development wish-list
Holiday client cover
Full data processing bureau service
 
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Any PC or compatible
Program files require 4 Mb of hard disk space
Windows (7 or above)
Standalone and networked PCs
 
PROJECTS
Customer or staff satisfaction
Quality control
Advertising awareness
Business-to-business
Mystery shopping
Consumer or patient panels
Planning and service investigations
Product tests and trailer surveys
Traffic census
Reply card analysis
Retail audits
Financial data
Social and opinion polls