Viewing Questionnaire responses
On the Questionnaire Report page, users with the necessary permissions can view a statistical Summary of all the responses given to a Questionnaire instance so far.
If the questionnaire is set to Group Mode: Visible groups, or is set to Separate groups and the current user has the moodle/site:accessallgroups capability (in the current context), and groups have been defined in the current course, then the user has access to a dropdown list of groups. This dropdown list enables the user to "filter" the questionnaire responses by groups. If the setting is Group Mode: Separate groups, then users who do not have the moodle/site:accessallgroups capability (usually students, or non-editing teachers, etc.) will only be able to view the responses of the group(s) they belong to.
- All participants includes responses from all the people who answered the questionnaire, including people not belonging to any group.
- Members of: All groups includes responses from people who belong to any group.
- And People not in a group is self-explanatory.;
Important.- After you have used the dropdown list to select a "set of people" for displaying their responses, the "filter" remains active for the following operations: Download in text format, Delete ALL Responses and View by Response. For example, if you selected to display All Responses for group "Sparrows" and then click on the Delete ALL Responses tab link, a confirmation message will ask you to confirm that you want to delete all responses for members of group "Sparrows" and only responses of those participants.
Note.- If a participant belongs to more than one group, then deleting all the responses for one of the Groups he belongs to will of course delete his responses from all the other groups he belongs to.
View By Response
Users with the necessary permissions (usually only teachers) can view each response individually.
You move from one Response to the next (in chronological response order) with the links-bar at the top. If the questionnaire Respondent Type was set as “fullname”, then each respondent's name will be displayed, followed by the submission time-stamp. Otherwise Respondent: Anonymous will be displayed and no submission time-stamp will be displayed (for privacy reasons).
Print this Response
Opens printer-friendly window with current Response.
Delete this Response
Deletes current response.
When displaying All Responses you can order the choices by number of responses (the Average column) for the following 4 types of questions.
- single choices radio button
- single choices drop-down list
- multiple choices (check boxes)
- rate questions (including Likert scales).
When you arrive on the All Responses page, by default all responses are ordered in the order that the questionnaire creator entered the question choices. You can choose to order them by ascending or descending order.
Delete All Responses
Deletes all responses in current questionnaire instance. Can be used to “reset” a questionnaire if you no longer need the current data.
Download in text format
This feature enables you to save all the responses of a questionnaire to a text file (CSV). This file can then be imported into a spreadsheet (e.g. MS Excel or Open Office Calc) or a statistical package for further processing the data.
Options for text download
On the Download in text format page you have a set of 2 options which only concern the output of the radio buttons/single answer question type. Here is how these options work.
Question text: What is your favorite color? Choice: blue, green, red.
|Include choice codes||1||2||3|
|Include choice text||blue||green||red|
|Include choice codes + Include choice text||1 : blue||2 : green||3 : red|
|No Include box ticked = same as include choice text box ticked||blue||green||red|
Note that these output options are over-ridden in case you used the "hidden" option when you created your radio button questions, i.e. the named values will be exported as data.
Red=the color of blood
Blue=the color of the sky
Black=opposite of white
|What is your favorite color?
the color of blood
the color of the sky
opposite of white
|Irrespective of the Include choice codes/text options selected on the Download in text format page, this will output the values Red, Blue or Black to the CSV file.|
The CSV file (how to use it)
The text format available here is of the so-called CSV (comma separated values) type. However, for more universal use, the tab (tabulation) separator is used, rather than the comma or semi-colon.
When you click on the Download in text format button, a window opens, asking you whether you'd like to save the data file or open it. Select save. The data file is named after the name of the current quiz, however you can save it under a different name. The proposed data file extension is *.txt, but you can rename it. Note that you must rename it with a *.csv extension for import into Open Office Calc.
Then go to your external software, and open the file into it. The following operations depend on the software you are using and on a number of other parameters. If you are using a non-ascii language interface in Moodle or you are using the English language but some of your questionnaire questions (or responses) have non-ascii characters in them, then Excel (or Open Office Calc) might be able to automatically detect that your file is UTF-8 encoded, and decode it accordingly. Please note that if most of your data file is using standard ascii characters and only a very small number of non-ascii characters are present, the automatic detection will not work, and you will have to manually select the UTF-8 encoding in the list provided by your software.
At the top of the "table" imported into e.g. Excel, the first line contains the names of all the question fields. This is followed by one line per response. The first 7 fields are as follows (in the English version):
|Response||Submitted on:||Institution||Department||Course||Group||ID||Full name||Username|
The submitted_date field contains the date (and time, i.e. hour minutes seconds) when the response was submitted by respondent. For example: 15/09/2007 15:57. Normally you should be able to use Excel cell formatting to display such dates at will, in your own language formatting conventions, including the seconds, and if you wish full day or months names, while retaining the sorting facility.
If the questionnaire was set as "anonymous responses", the ID and Username will be empty and the Full name field will display "Anonymous".
On the Questionnaire Report page, users with the necessary permissions can view their own responses on the page entitled “Your results”. Usually students will be allowed to view their own responses.
If the questionnaire's settings allow more than one response and more than one response have been entered by the current user, then all of the features of the “View All responses” explained above apply.
However, it is not possible to delete individual responses in this “Your responses” view. And the Download as text format is not available to users with the student role.
All your responses
This provides a view of all of a respondent's responses, on successive dates. This feature may be useful if a questionnaire is used as a kind of portfolio.