This basic course is for scriptwriters who will be responsible for writing, using, or modifying, SPSS IBM Data Collection surveys. It focuses on the creation of survey interviews and the scripting itself.
NOTE: This is a live, instructor-led online course. Do not make arrangements to travel. IBM SPSS Education is pleased to offer you our courses in an exciting learning format, Instructor-led Online (ILO). Students are offered a similar experience to live classroom training, with the convenience of having it delivered directly to their desktop. IBM SPSS Data Collection Scripting is one of the ways to create a questionnaire for use with IBM SPSS Data Collection. This course covers how users can create a survey without the use of an authoring tool. By learning the scripting language, you gain the ability to create more complex surveys. This course is designed to provide sufficient information to enable the novice user in using the IBM SPSS Data Collection Scripting language to create a survey, while also providing the intermediate user with additional information on more advanced features, tools, and concepts. Throughout the course you will use IBM SPSS Data Collection Author Professional with the Interview Option to create the surveys. IBM SPSS Data Collection Author Professional with the Interview Option is a full-featured development environment for interview scripting that provides many features and tools to help with the development, testing, and activation of interviews.
Chapter 1. Introduction to SPSS IBM Data Collection Scripting About IBM Business Analytics Product name references Introduction to the Data Collection Scripting Survey Creation Course Data Collection Scripting The Survey Scripting Process Coding Standards and Conventions Curly, Square or Round The Widgets Inc Customer Satisfaction Survey Chapter 2. The Script Development Environment Introduction Starting Author Professional The Main Panels and Menus Opening and Creating Interview Script Boilerplate Interview Scripts - Using Templates Packaging an entire project Organizing your Survey Files - Using Workspaces Options Within Author Professional Chapter 3. Accessing Developer Library Introduction Bookmarks Sharing DDL Locations Searching for DDL content Additional DDL content Chapter 4. Creating Questions with Typed Responses Introduction Information Items Basic Question Types Numeric (Long) Questions Numeric (Double) Questions Open Text Questions Boolean (True/False) Questions Date and Time Questions Using AutoAnswer to progress through the interview Chapter 5. Creating Questions with Categorical Response Options Introduction Simple Categorical Questions Basic Question Syntax Response Names and Response Texts How Many Responses Can Be Chosen Assigning keycode values to responses Single-Choice Responses in Multiple Response Lists Subheadings in Response Lists Syntax for Specifying Subheadings in a Categorical question Chapter 6. Handling Special Responses Introduction Additional General Information: Special Responses in a Categorical Question Using an "Other" category Using Other Specify Within Subheadings Adding Special Category Codes onto Text or Numeric Questions Chapter 7. Sorting and Ordering Categorical Responses Introduction Responses with Fixed Positions in the Response List Chapter 8. Setting Up for Analysis Introduction Adding Factor Values to Categories Preparing for Tabulation of Questions Adding Alternative Analysis Labels Adding Analysis Values for Export Chapter 9. Creating Basic Routing Logic Introduction Routing Section Your Editing Assistant: Author Professional's ScriptAssist Organizing Your Windows Asking Questions Displaying Answers to Questions Creating Routing Statements Using the Metadata View Pane Annotating the Script with Comments Temporarily Disabling a Section of Script Finding and Understanding Respondent's Answers to Questions Setting up Conditional Logic in the Routing Script Logical Evaluations Using Functions to Set up Testing Logic Jump Statements Chapter 10. Sharing Category Lists Across Questions Introduction Creating a Shared List Using a Shared List as the Response List of a Categorical Question Chapter 11. Creating and Using Macros Introduction Working with Macros Default Routing Script Macros Using a Macro Creating a New Macro Editing Existing Macros Deleting Existing Macros Chapter 12. Restricting Displayed Responses Introduction Filtering Categories Restricting responses to those answered in a previous question Restricting Responses to Those Not Answered Defining your Own Filter Categories Combining Categories from Questions on a Filter Resetting the Categories Back to the Full List Chapter 13. Testing your Questionnaire Introduction Testing with Auto Answer Running Multiple Interviews Automatically Saving AutoAnswer Data Values to a database Debugging Different Error Types Stepping Through the Code Setting Breakpoints Skipping to a Specific Place in an Interview Script Examining the Answers to Questions Viewing and Setting Answers to Questions Showing Line Numbers Chapter 14. Asking Grid Questions and Repeating Questions Introduction How Loops and Grids Work Creating Categorical Grids Numeric Grids Mixing question types in a single grid Repeating Questions Across Pages - Asking a Loop Specifying Question Texts on Loops and Grids Filtering Grids and Loops Chapter 15. Inserting Texts into Questions Introduction Text Inserts for Question Texts Inserting Answers to Previous Questions Specifying the Insertion Text in the Routing Script Handling Text Insertions with Multi-Language/Multi-Context Studies Chapter 16. Enhancing the Flow of the Survey Introduction Adding and Controlling Page headings Controlling Navigation Buttons Calculating and Storing Values Setting Initial and Default Response Values Setting the Size of a Text/Numeric Input Box Setting Category Ordering in the Routing Section Setting the Interview Language Setting the End of Interview Text Chapter 17. Displaying Multiple Questions on a Page Introduction Listing Multiple Questions on a Page Page filters Chapter 18. Controlling Page and Question Layout Introduction Page Templates Styles Controlling the Presentation Through Routing Script Formatting Individual Word in Question Texts Putting Line Breaks into Texts Chapter 19. Working with Participant Records Introduction Offline testing of Participant Management Setting up the Offline Participant Record file Telling Author Professional to use a Project Specific xsu file. Retrieving Sample Management Information Within the Script Saving Sample Information in the Survey Database Updating Sample Information in the Participant Database Chapter 20. Activating Interview Scripts Introduction Final scripting options to consider, before deploying Local or Server deployment Server Deployment - Before Activating with Author Professional for the First Time Server Deployment - Using the Activation Option in Author Professional Survey Deployment - The Activation Process Survey Deployment - Activation console Local Deployment When to Reactivate Interview Scripts Other deployment options
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