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Sept. 18: Exploring the Advanced Features of Qualtrics

“Exploring Advanced Features of Qualtrics” is scheduled 1:30–3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, online on Zoom. All students, faculty, and staff who use this research suite are welcome to attend.

The Qualtrics tool that powers K-State Survey is one of the most sophisticated online survey and research tools on the market. At K-State, it is used for research, teaching assessment, event registration, large-scale policy compliance trainings, late TEVAL evaluations, and more. There is also an integration from Qualtrics to NVivo for direct access to online survey data for qualitative and mixed methods analysis.

An array of research suite features

Qualtrics offers an array of features: branching logic, piped text, email and contact list triggers, display logic, quotas, translation into dozens of languages, survey protections, offline survey (and related data) archival, scoring, and some advanced analytics. Qualtrics surveys may be delivered on mobile devices without wireless or wired connectivity.  Also, surveys may be versioned for non-lingual (pre-lingual) responses.

Many of these features will be introduced during the interactive two-hour session. The first hour focuses on building surveys with special features, the second on extracting data for analysis and online data analytics (including a built-in cross-tabulation analysis, light text analytics, and “weighting” of variables into combined composite variables for analysis).

There have been changes to the available tools and functions to the university’s Qualtrics instance.

Light prior experience assumed

Attendees are assumed to have basic experience with setting up and deploying a survey in Qualtrics as well as extracting data for analysis. A quick sample presentation survey is available for those who want a sense of what the training will cover. Download the related handout.

Please note that “research with human subjects” have to go through the Institutional Review Board (IRB) oversight and approval. This tool may be used for work and study-related purposes, not private commercial use.

Graduate and undergraduate students must work with an advisor/supervisor for access to Qualtrics by completing the Qualtrics Access for Student form.


Registration is not required. However, K-Staters who want a formal record of their attendance to be noted may register via HRIS or sign up in-person at the event (and they’ll be credited shortly after the event). No RSVP is necessary. All are welcome!

If you have questions about this event, please email shalin@ksu.edu or call 785-532-5262. Those with questions related to their projects are welcome to contact the presenter directly by email.