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Can I Exclude Unfinished Questionnaires From Survey Data?

The default setting in survey data display and analysis is to show only valid units for analysis; these are units labelled with the status 5partially completed survey and status 6completed survey.

It is possible to generate an analysis of fully completed surveys only, by filtering survey data by status:

  • in the 'DATA' – 'Browse' tab in the 'Filters' drop-down menu (icon in a shape of a funnel) choose the option 'Statuses';
  • click on 'New profile' and enter the desired name of the new profile;
  • then choose statuses you wish to include (in your example 'Completed (6)' status only).

If a survey is labelled with status 6, it does not necessarily mean that the respondent answered all questions, but merely got to the end of the survey. For more, consult the manual on the response rate.

Incomplete surveys can be manually deleted in the 'DATA' – 'Browse' tab after you have checked the 'Edit' checkbox in the 'Data table settings' tab. However, this option is not recommended. It is better to use the default display settings for units for which at least one question was answered (have the status of a valid unit).

Filters are only available to 2KA and 3KA private package users.