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Research Data Services: Qualtrics

Online Research Tools

Researchers may find the following tools useful in their work. Emphasis is given to free (or at least having free components) and online tools or services.

Data Management Planning:

  • DMPTool - The DMPTool provides a step-by-step interface for creating a Data Management Plan for NSF, NIH and many other funding agencies.

Electronic Lab Notebooks:

  • Open Science Framework - Interdisciplinary research project management and collaboration platform. Works with other services such as Figshare, Google Drive and Mendeley.
  • RSpace - An ELN for researchers to organize, manage and collaborate on their projects.
  • Hivebench - Biology-focused experiment, lab and project management.
  • ELM - Lab and project management system, collaboration, reference management.
  • Docollab - Project management system, collaboration.
  • Benchling - Life Sciences focused experiment, lab and project management.

Data Analysis/Visualization:

  • TableauPublic - Free version of their desktop and online data visualization platform. All data uploaded to TableauPublic is available to everyone on the Internet. The paid versions allow restricted access.
  • StatCrunch - Simple online data analysis and survey package.
  • Open HeatMap - Use spreadsheets from excel or Google to create maps and publish on the web.
  • Dataviz - Data visualization for time, geographic and comparative data.
  • OpenRefine - Data cleaning and exploration tool.

Directory of digital research tools:

Qualtrics

The Qualtrics online survey platform is available to all Syracuse University students, faculty and staff.  The platform may be accessed at http://syracuseuniversity.qualtrics.com . Be sure to use this link so you will be able to use all the features available. If you need help using Qualtrics, please contact Research Data Services at datasvcs@syr.edu.

The tutorials below will help you learn the basics of the most commonly used features of Qualtrics. Please be sure to also watch our Data Training tutorials as well.

Qualtrics Tutorials

Planning Your Qualtrics Survey

This is the first module of the Qualtrics Tips and Tricks series. In this module we discuss how to plan your survey in Qualtrics.

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Documenting and Backing Up Your Qualtrics Survey

This module shows you how and why you can document and back up your Qualtrics survey.

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Variables and Values

This video shows you how to name your variables and edit the individual values to make processing and analysis easier.

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Anonymity In Qualtrics: Introduction

This is the first of three videos on anonymity in Qualtrics. This video discusses the various levels of anonymity in
Qualtrics and what you need to be aware of before you start building your survey.

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Anonymity In Qualtrics: How-to

This video shows you how to set various options for protecting your respondents' privacy as well as what the resulting data will look like.

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Anonymity In Qualtrics: Voluntary Contact Information

This video shows you how to set various options for protecting your respondents' privacy as well as what the resulting data will look like.

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Randomizing Respondents

In this module we describe how to randomly assign respondents to multiple experimental conditions.

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Randomizing Treatments

In this module we discuss randomizing treatments shown to respondents. This module assumes that you have watched the Randomizing Respondents tutorial.

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