Defining an analysis (table, chart, list, cloud or map)

  1. Select the toolbar button for the type of analysis you wish to create:
    • AnalysisTblIcon.png table
    • AnalysisChartIcon.png chart
    • AnalysisCloudIcon.png cloud
    • AnalysisListIcon.png list
    • AnalysisMapIcon.png map
  2. The Analysis Definition dialog will be displayed.
Definition tab in the Analysis definition dialog
  1. The Analysis Definition dialog has several tabs, allowing you to set the analysis you are using, and precisely what is displayed and in which style.
  2. The main items you are likely to use are on the Definition tab. Other options will be enabled according to the type of analysis you are carrying out.



Type and Style

The Type specifies whether it is a table, chart, list or map, and the Style references a list of predefined presentation formats. These can be altered and saved for use in future surveys.

Content (Analysis, Break & Calculate)

You enter the names of the variables you wish to display in the Analysis field. If you wish to relate them to a different set of variables, (cross-tabulation) you enter the second set in the Break field. The Analysis field normally specifies the rows of a table and the Break normally specifies the columns. The Calculate field provides six alternative forms of analysis, with Counts & Percents as the default. You can use lists and ranges of variables in the content field modified by expressions.


You can change whether the analysis is calculated from all respondents or all responses (eg all codes selected for a single question, or the one respondent who selected them) in the Base/Labels tab


Present the analysis as columns and the break as rows

(Filter and

You can select which cases you wish to use by applying a filter.You can make some cases count more than others (to match the cases more closely to a population) by applying a weight.

Show Options

The default value is Counts (number of cases), but means, percentages, significances and differences can be incorporated.


A unique name to identify each analysis


You can change the default title for your analysis using the Notes/Titles tab

You can add informative text around your analysis using the Notes/Titles tab.

You can change the text labelling the analysis items on the Base/Labels tab