External System Interfacing


Qualtrics is a software solution used to build and distribute a online questionnaires (and printed copies). It is very user friendly and simple to learn and use. Even with its simplicity, Qualtrics can be used for complex studies as well. For example:
Qualtrics allows for the development of multiple versions and randomly allocate the versions to different sample groups. It is also possible to randomize the order in which the questions are presented. The program provides data files without requiring any encoding, as well some basic statistical analyses.


 iPanel is capable of interfacing with the Qualtrics survey system in two simple stages within the ‘Settings’ section: 


Stage 1:

Once on the Qualtrics platform select ‘Edit Survey’ and choose the survey you wish to edit. Next, enter the ‘Service Flow’ and add a new element from the ‘Embedded Data’ group. 
Note: the placement of this element makes no difference however we suggest pacing it at the top of the list.
In the ‘Embedded Data’ section add three parameters an pictured below:





Stage 2: 

Similar to the prior stage, in the appropriate locations create the ‘End Pages’ within the survey, ‘Complete’ at end of the survey, ‘Full Quota’ and ‘Screened’ where required.
For each of the ‘end pages’ select customize. In the window that opens mark ‘Override Survey Options’ and insert the appropriate link under the ‘Redirect to a URL’ section.






The following links as shown below are to be plugged in as mentioned above:

Successful completion



 Full Quota