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Survey Quality Checks

The Survey Quality Check feature provides admins and survey-admins with best practice guidance as the survey is being created. 

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Overview

The Survey Quality Check feature provides admins and survey-admins with best practice guidance as the survey is being created. Use the Survey Quality Check to ensure a robust survey design that yields meaningful and actionable results.

Refer to this article to address any issues detected by the Quality Check during the survey setup. 

Requirements

  • Available to admin and survey-admin users

Use the Survey Quality Check

As you configure and create your survey, the Quality Check button will monitor the survey settings and details.

If any issues are detected, the Quality Check button will list the number of critical and/or possible issues. Click Quality Check at any time to view and address any issues.

Survey Quality Check: Questions

Potential Duplicate Question

Quality Check Type: Possible

Alerts when a potential duplication is identified in the survey.

To address the duplicated question:

  1. Navigate to the Questions step of the survey creator
  2. Click Quality Check 
  3. Use the Quality Check modal to identify the detected issue
  4. Scroll through the Questions page and identify the potential duplicate question, as indicated by the [x] Possible Issue alert

  5. Click the [x] Possible Issue alert to view additional details, including the number of the potential duplicate question
  6. Address the duplicate question:
    • Edit the question text to distinguish the question as a new unique question, and click Save Question to finalize the edits
    • Click Delete Question to remove the duplicate question from the survey 

Engagement Survey Not Using the 6-Point Agreement Scale

Quality Check Type: Possible/Critical

Alerts if different question scales are identified in the survey, e.g. 6-Point Agreement and 3-Point Agreement.

Note: Inconsistent scales for Engagement and Engagement Follow-Up survey types are considered a critical issue. Inconsistent scales for other survey types are considered a possible issue. Learn more about survey types.

To address a question(s) with inconsistent scales:

  1. Navigate to the Questions step of the survey creator
  2. Click Quality Check 
  3. Use the Quality Check modal to identify the survey question(s) using an inconsistent scale
    • Note: If you are using the recommended Annual Engagement template, the default scale is the 6-Point Agreement scale
  4. Once you have identified the question(s), click the question's corresponding ⋮ icon
  5. Click Edit to view the question's settings
  6. Click and expand the Scale drop-down menu

  7. Click and select the scale that is consistent with the rest of the survey's questions
    • Note: If you are using the recommended Annual Engagement template, select the 6-Point Agreemtnent scale
  8. Click Save Question to finalize the edits

Survey Quality Check: Categories

Category Without At Least Two Questions

Quality Check Type: Possible

Alert if a category does not have at least two questions.

It's recommended that each category have at least two questions for robust reporting data. If a category only includes one question, consider if the question can be added to a different relevant category or if the question can be deleted without impacting the survey.

To address a category without at least two questions: 

  1. Navigate to the Questions step of the survey creator
  2. Click Quality Check 
  3. Use the Quality Check modal to identify the one or more categories without at least two questions
  4. Identify a question that should be assigned/reassigned to a different category
  5. Click the identified question's corresponding ⋮ icon to open a menu of additional options
  6. Click Edit 
  7. Under Category, click x corresponding to the Uncategorized tag
  8. Enter and click the category or use the drop-down to select the category the question should be assigned to
  9. Click Save Question
  10. Repeat until each category has a minimum of two questions

Scaled Question Not Assigned to a Category

Quality Check Type: Critical

Alert if the survey uses scaled questions that are not assigned to a category.

It's recommended that each category have at least two questions for robust reporting data. If a category only includes one question, consider if the question can be added to a different relevant category or if the question is even necessary.

To address a scaled survey question without a category:

  1. Navigate to the Questions step of the survey creator
  2. Click Quality Check 
  3. Use the Quality Check modal to identify the question and question number that does not have a category
  4. Click the identified question's corresponding ⋮ icon to open a menu of additional options
  5. Click Edit 
  6. Under Category, click x corresponding to the Uncategorized tag
  7. Enter and click the category or use the drop-down to select the category the question should be assigned to
  8. Click Save Question

Survey Quality Check: Survey Design

Best Places to Work Qualification

Quality Check Type: Possible

For Engagement and Engagement Follow-Up survey types, alerts if all of the Best Places to Work questions are not included.

Including all of the Best Places to Work questions in the survey ensures your organization qualifies for the Best Places to Work contests, should you choose to participate. Learn more about the Best Places to Work contests.

To add a missing Best Places to Work question:

  1. Navigate to the Questions step of the survey creator
  2. Click Add from Library in the left-hand Questions card
  3. Click and expand the Type drop-down menu in the top-right of the Your Library modal
  4. Click BPTW (Best Places to Work) to view every Best Places to Work-required question
  5. Select the Best Places to Work question(s) missing from the survey
  6. Click Add

Engagement Surveys Not Using the Recommended E9 Questions

Quality Check Type: Possible

For Engagement and Engagement Follow-Up survey types, alerts if the survey does not include the recommended Engagement Outcome questions that are used to measure employee engagement. Learn more about Quantum Workplace's Engagement Survey model.

To add missing Engagement Outcome (E9) questions:

  1. Navigate to the Questions step of the survey creator
  2. Click Quality Check
  3. Use the Quality Check modal to identify the one or more E9 questions not included in the survey
  4. Click Add from Library in the left-hand Questions card
  5. Click and expand the Type drop-down menu in the top-right of the Your Library modal
  6. Click Scaled
  7. Scroll through the scaled questions and select the E9 question(s) identified in step 3
  8. Click Add

ME Report Qualification

Quality Check Type: Critical 

For Engagement surveys with scaled questions and the ME Report enabled, alerts if the survey does not qualify for the ME Report. Learn more about the ME Report.

To add missing questions to ensure a successful ME Report:

  1. Navigate to the Questions step of the survey creator
  2. Click Quality Check
  3. Use the Quality Check modal to identify the one or more categories that do not have a minimum of two questions that support Quick Impacts
  4. Click Add from Library in the left-hand Questions card
  5. Click and expand the Type drop-down menu in the top-right of the Your Library modal
  6. Click Scaled
  7. Scroll through the scaled questions and select questions from the one or more categories identified in step 3
  8. Click Add

Survey Quality Check: Translations

Missing Translations

Quality Check Type: Critical 

Alert if the survey includes an additional non-English language and does not have the required translations for questions, email notifications, categories, etc. Learn more about survey translations.

To add missing translations:

  1. Navigate to the Languages step of the survey creator
  2. Identify the field that does not have a translation
  3. Enter the translation and click Save