Introduction to the analysis variables window
The Analysis Variables window displays a summary of all the analysis variables including auto category variables, factor analyses, cluster analyses and groups that have been created in the survey. Analysis variables are derived from other variables, according to criteria you specify.
- Auto category variables
- These categorise open response variables into codes. You can then analyse the resulting codes and display them as clouds, frequency tables etc.
- Group variables
- Group variables allow you to treat a group of similar variables as a single variable: for example grid questions. The variables must share a code list.
- Factor analyses
- Factor analyses summarises the responses to several variables as a composite variable. It allows you to look at underlying patterns in data.
- Cluster analyses
- Cluster analyses analyse factor analyses, and create variables based on how the responses are clustered together.
Edit | New
Create new auto category variable, group variable, factor analysis or cluster analysis
Edit | Clone
Clone variable or analysis and show details.
Edit | Delete
Confirm then delete selected item
Edit | Modify
Show details of selected item.
View | Sources and Dependents
Show the Sources/Dependencies dialog.
Tailor | Variables
Set the default options for the variables.
File | Print Report
Print the analysis variables report
Edit | Copy
Copy selection information on the Clipboard.
Edit | Paste
Create a group or analysis from information on the Clipboard.