Tech Support Tip: Saving Settings Files for Toolkits

Technical Support Tip: Save time and energy by saving settings files for Snap Toolkit functions

Snap Toolkit gives Snap Survey Software users access to many advanced functionalities, including: Rating Check, Totalize, Randomization, Compound Grid, and Rim Weighting. Are you aware that you can save the settings files for Snap Toolkit functions so that you can simply browse to the Settings file and reapply the settings?

Save the Settings files for Toolkits

Here is an example using the Randomization function available in the Snap Toolkit.  Continue reading

Snap Survey Software How-to: Use the Totalize Function to Add Responses

Learn how to use the Totalize function to add up responses as they arrive using Snap Survey Software.

When using Snap Survey Software to create surveys,  often times there is a set of questions where you may wish to calculate the total of answers. For example, you may ask survey respondents:

  • how many hours a week they spend doing certain things
  • how much money they spent on different activities during a visit
  • to share a fixed amount or percentage between a set of options

The amount allocated to each option gives the relative importance of each option. This gives good numeric data for data analysis, but it is quite difficult for respondents to comprehend if they cannot see their answers being totalized.

We have developed a worksheet describing the easy steps you can use to implement the Totalize function in your next survey using the Snap Toolkit. The Totalize function calculates a running total as the respondent completes their answers. You can also create a valid range using the Totalize function, so that respondents cannot move to the next page if the total is over or under a certain specified valid range limit (for example, setting a valid range of 0 to 100). If you have set a limit on the total, the answers are checked against the valid range when the respondent attempts to answer the following question. If the answer is outside the range, a message is displayed. You can customize the default message text.

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Totalize Respondent Answers As They Complete Your Online Survey

Many online surveys will ask respondents to rate items on a scale of 1 to 10 and ask that the sum of these items doesn’t go over a certain value.  However, without a running total, it can be hard to tally responses and some respondents may run out of patience for the survey. Continue reading