About Response Quality Functionality
Response Quality is a lot like ExpertReview, but instead of assessing the quality of your survey, Response Quality tells you the quality of the data you have collected. It can also help you filter for this data, making it easier for you to clean your data at the end of your research.
Enabling Response Quality Detection
Response Quality will check the survey’s completion rate and respondents’ speed without any additional settings being enabled. However, in order to detect bots, duplicates, or sensitive data, Response Quality must be paired with other Qualtrics features.
In order to detect duplicate or bot responses, you need to have access to Fraud Detection. At any time during data collection, you can enable the appropriate Survey Options:
- In order to detect whether the respondent has taken the survey more than once, you can enable one of the following Survey Options:
- In order to detect whether the respondent is likely a bot, enable bot detection.
In order to detect whether or not survey responses contains sensitive data, your Brand Administrator has to have set up a Sensitive Data Policy. Sensitive Data Policies are brand-specific standards that determine when a survey question violates respondents’ rights to privacy. Sensitive data can include anything from Social Security Numbers to Phone Numbers; the parameters are determined by your organization’s administrators, not Qualtrics.
Viewing Response Quality
Response Quality can be viewed by going to Data & Analysis and selecting Response Quality. The percentage you see will be the percentage of high-quality responses you’ve collected. The color will correspond not just to percentage of flagged responses, but the severity of those flagged issues.
Once inside, issues are sorted from most to least severe, with checks that your respondents passed appearing at the bottom of the list. You can use the menu to the left to view items by severity.
Each issue comes with a description, the number of responses that were flagged with this issue, and a link to a support page that explains the issue further in depth.
Filtering Out Poor Quality Responses
You can filter out all the responses you collected that have been flagged, so that you only see results from high quality data. To start, select Filter Out Poor Quality Responses.
This filter can be managed like other saved response filters.
Filtering Responses by Issue
You can easily filter so you only see responses that have been flagged for selected issues. This means you can look at your flagged responses and determine what you’d like to do with them.
- Select the issue(s) you’re interested in isolating.
- Click View Responses.
- You will now see responses flagged for the selected issue.
- If you decide you want to remove these responses, you can click the Select All checkbox, With Selected, and then Delete.
Attention: Remember that once responses are deleted, they cannot be retrieved. As an alternative, you can filter out flagged responses and reuse filters as needed.