How to Slice and Filter your Data by Responses to Single-Choice Questions

When you create a single-choice question, you can specify that you should be able to slice and filter your survey analytics by the responses to that question. This can allow you to collect demographic information for survey-takers.

Overview

In some cases, it may be helpful to see how survey results differ depending on how survey takers respond to a particular question.  Any time that you want to be able to slice or filter your data based on how survey takers responded to a particular question, you can create a single-choice question and specify that you should be able slice and filter by the responses to that question in Analytics. 

You can use single-choice questions as a way to give your survey takers the opportunity to self-report a demographic that you do not currently track in Quantum Workplace; this option replaces the demographic question type that was previously available.  Allowing slicing and filtering for a single-choice question is a good option for tracking demographic data any time that you launch a survey using a public survey link or invite non-employees to take a survey, since you will not otherwise have demographic data for any survey taker who takes the survey via the public link or for any survey-taker who is not a user in Quantum Workplace. 

In this article: 
How to Enable Slicing and Filtering Questions within the Survey Creator
How to Enable Slicing and Filtering for a Question on your Template
Viewing Analytics

How to Enable Slicing and Filtering for Questions within the Survey Creator

To begin, add a single-choice question to your survey via the Questions screen as part of your survey set up. Click Add Question to begin. 


From the Select Question Type drop down menu, select Single-Choice. 

Type in the text of your question under Question Text and type in the responses you want your survey respondents to choose from under Response Choices. Then, check the box next to Allow Filtering and Slicing in Analytics. Checking this box will cause your response choices to this question to appear as an option to slice by and filter for in Analytics.



Once you've checked the box next to Allow Filtering and Slicing in Analytics, two new options will appear at the bottom of the window: 


Under Demographic Label for Analytics, you can enter in a label that describes this demographic; this is what you will see as an option to slice and filter your data by when you view Analytics. 

Secondly, you can check the box next to Include in Analytic results in order to view the percentage of survey takers who responded with each choice on this question from your Results tab in Analytics. If you do not check this box, then you will only be able to slice/filter by the responses to this question, but you will not be able to view the responses to this question by itself in Analytics. 

Click Add to add this question to your survey. 

How to Enable Slicing and Filtering for a Question on your Template

If you prefer to create a template for your survey outside of the survey creator, you can still enable the ability to slice and filter by a question for the multi-choice question type. From within your template, click New Question and select the Multichoice question type. 

In the Question Text field, type in the text of the question you want to ask your survey-takers. Below, the default setting is for Respondents (survey-takers) to select a single choice only-- leave this radio button set to A Single Choice.


Under Choices, type in the responses you want your survey takers to choose from:

Then, below the choices, check the box next to Allow Filtering and Slicing in Analytics. This checkbox is what enables these responses to be added as an option to slice and filter your data by. 

Once you've checked the box next to Allow Filtering and Slicing in Analytics, two new options will appear at the bottom of the window: 

Under Demographic Label for Analytics, you can enter in a label that describes this demographic; this is what you will see as an option to slice and filter your data by when you view Analytics. 

Secondly, you can check the box next to Include in Analytic results in order to view the percentage of survey takers who responded with each choice on this question from your Results tab in Analytics. If you do not check this box, then you will only be able to slice/filter by the responses to this question, but you will not be able to view the responses to this question by itself in Analytics. 

Click Save to add this question to your survey.

 



Viewing Analytics

When viewing your survey analytics, you will be able to use the Slice By and Filter For buttons to see how survey responses differed depending on how survey takers responded to the single-choice question for which you have enabled slicing and filtering. 



To slice by the responses to the single-choice question, click Slice by and select the single-choice question of interest (or the demographics label you added for that question). 

Next, click the drop down arrow next to any question to view how responses to that question varied depending on how survey takers responded to the single-choice question. 




Similarly, you can use the Filter For... button to see results for survey takers who selected one of the choices of the single-choice question in isolation. Click Filter For... and select the option you would like to see in isolation. Then click Apply. 
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The filter you've just applied will appear at the top of Analytics. Your Analytics will now only show you the data from survey-takers who selected this choice. You can click the X to remove the filter to return to viewing data from all survey-takers. 

 

Note: You can filter by two or more of the responses to the single-choice question to see the combined results for survey takers who selected any two (or more) particular choices.

Viewing the Responses to the Single-Choice Question in Analytics

If you specified that the responses to the questions should appear in the Results section of analytics by checking the box next to Include in Analytic results when you created this question, you will be able to view both the percentage of survey takers and number (n value) of survey takers who selected each option of your single-choice question.