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Pre-coding answers

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The literal answers can be assigned codes to place them into defined categories. This information is available when analysing the respondents’ information.

The example below shows coding for the free text for Other food item.

  1. Click VariablesIcon.png to display the Variables window.
  2. Click NewSurveyIcon.png to add a new variable.
  3. Specify the Variable details:
    • Name: Q4b
    • Label: Other items ordered
    • Type: Question
    • Response: Multiple (each respondent could fall into more than one of the new codes if they ordered more than one item).
  4. Specify the Code Details:

Code

Code Label

Value

1

Milkshake

1

2

Apple Pie

2

3

Chicken Nuggets

3

4

Fish Burger

4

5

Breakfast

5

6

Doughnut

6

  1. Click SaveIcon.png to save the variable. This variable can then be used instead of the original Literal Response variable (Q4a) for data entry.
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