Understanding Trend Over Time

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Surveys gather large amounts of information, especially over extended periods of time. To help make sense of your survey results, you can apply Trend Over Time to both, automated surveys and single surveys open for 30+ days. 

Trend Over Time allows you to make sense of your survey results by grouping them according to the month or quarter they were collected. 

By tracking certain survey questions over time, you can reliably identify strengths or areas of opportunity within your organization and strategize how to address any shortcomings. Additionally, Trend Over Time can be used to gauge the effectiveness of a strategy by observing how results change over time. 

Enabling Trend Over Time

To enable Trend Over Time, navigate to the survey's analytics page.

In the top-right, click the Trend Over button to expand a drop-down. Select either Month or Quarter to visualize the survey data accordingly. To disable Trend Over Time, click Remove Trend in the same drop-down menu. 


In this example, you'll now notice that the results are visualized according to the Quarter they were collected. This applies to not only your overall results but also to the individual questions as seen below the  Question section.


Each visualization is also interactive. For more information, hover your mouse over a data point to display its exact value and the number of participants that answered the question within the time frame. 


Once you have enabled Trend Over Time in one tab, it will remain active as you navigate through different tabs. Simply click the Trend Over button, then Remove Trend to return to the default visualization. 

Trend Over Time Insights

In the Results tab, you can also use Insights to add any key insights and save them to your Action Plan for later. 

To add an Insight, click the question's corresponding Insight ribbon icon and enter a description. Click Create to save your Insight.

Exporting Trend Over Time Data

While Trend Over Time is enabled, you can export your survey data to include Trend Over Time data. 

To export your data, click Export in the top-right corner and select the appropriate export option.