The QPSMR Companion runs under Microsoft Windows, using a standard Microsoft Windows interface .Net Framework, without the need to learn a complicated scripting language. There is also an Android Input program available.
For paper and CAPI surveys
Easy to use questionnaire set up
Data collection, import, weighting, export, etc
Powerful analysis and reporting
Companion provides a comprehensive system for Market Research analysis and uses industry standards for data file storage and support the published triple-s XML standard for data transfer.
The Companion is used to: set up projects, enter data for paper and CAPI projects, merge data, weight data, export data, summary reports, set up tables, run tables and drill down (tables and distinction).
For more information on the facilities in the latest release, please see our recent posts. The program is available for download from NetMR Scotland’s Companion download website:
Standard Licence facilities
In addition to the Companion’s free-to-use features, users with a relevant licence can:
Set up a project
Create and update complete project master files.
Types of question:
- Single response from a closed list
- Multiple response from a closed list
- Open ended response
- Date and time
For CAPI and CATI interviewer instructions can be included.
Facilities are included for:
- Filtering and routing
- Carrying forward earlier responses to later questions
- Randomising questions and response lists
- Showing images and videos during the interview
Additional entries (called variables) can be created using logic and arithmetic from responses. These can be used for filtering and routing later in the interview, and also for analysis.
Produce a HTML file with the questionnaire details in a variety of formats.
Handle data files
- View, check and edit raw data files (fixed layout or spreadsheet format)
- View, check and edit data files as questions, including verbatim answers
- Export and list data
- Move data from one project to another
- Combine data files
- Merge data files
Calculate weights using any number of entries and responses as rims or targets using values and percentages.
The data you collect, or information from almost any other program, can easily be analysed using the powerful cross tabulation system included in Companion.
Question and response texts are used as labels, and your tables are automatically numbered, formatted and displayed in your preferred spreadsheet program. A sheet with hyperlinks to each table is included as a “contents page”.
Tables can be filtered and many options are available to control the contents and layout of your tables; for example, you can include different types of percentages, response ranking, set the number of decimal places, apply statistics and significance tests, as required.
The program will install with a help file and context help is accessible via the F1 key. The manual can also be viewed here. It should not be copied without permission from the authors.