Q4.11 - Key Features
Q4.11 ("four point eleven") contains a large number of new features.
- 1 Search
- 2 New plot types
- 3 Browsing the online library
- 4 Banner enhancements
- 5 New tools for modifying data on a table or plot
- 6 Significance tests on Charts in PowerPoint and Excel
- 7 Improvements to Excel Exporting
- 8 SPSS Custom Attributes
- 9 New/Improved QScript/Rules Editor
- 10 Statistical testing
- 11 Other
A new Search box appears at the top of the screen. This search feature integrates all Q's features and documentation, allowing you to search for a term and have Q:
- Identify all the related tools within Q. That is, it will show you all the related options in menus, including Rules and QScripts.
- Find and replace text within the project (i.e., searching through all the tables and data).
- Identify relevant Online Training items.
- Show relevant pages from this wiki.
New plot types
Browsing the online library
The updated Banners address many long-standing limitations. It allows users to:
- Edit existing banners (e.g., add a new question, merge or split categories).
- Add arbitrary categories to banners. For example: AGE(1) OR INCOME(2).
- Include Date questions in a banner.
- Have control over Spans and NETs.
- Update data and have the banner automatically update to reflect changes to the questionnaire (e.g., new categories in a question).
New tools for modifying data on a table or plot
Significance tests on Charts in PowerPoint and Excel
Significance testing labels are now automatically included on chart exports to Excel and PowerPoint.
Improvements to Excel Exporting
There is a new option when exporting to Excel called Export to Excel (fast) which creates a new file containing the exports and is much, much, faster than the traditional method (the traditional method, which exports into Excel directly, is still available).
The names of the tabs in Excel are now named based on the names of the tables in Q.
Groups grouped by page
A new option permits you to export each folder on a separate page.
SPSS Custom Attributes
QScript can now be used to access Custom Attributes in SPSS Data Files. The QScript Modifying Footers - Display SPSS Custom Attribute displays the custom attributes as a footer on tables. One application of this is to automatically include question wording in the footers of tables (provided that the question wordings are in custom attributes in the SPSS data file).
New/Improved QScript/Rules Editor
- New options have been added for specifying design effects, which allow you to: (a) conduct statistical tests with weighted data using un-weighted sample sizes, and (b) supply design effects that are incremental to those computed automatically to take the weighting into account. As a consequence of these changes, Population statistics (i.e., weighted sample sizes) no longer change when design effects are changed. Note that some results will change if you have previously specified design effects and then selected an option not using design effects (as now, all options will work with design effects). See Weights, Effective Sample Size and Design Effects.
- Dependent versions of z- and t-tests have been added : Complex Samples Dependent Z-Test - Comparing a Sub-Group Proportion to Total, Complex Samples Dependent T-Test - Comparing a Sub-Group Proportion to Total, Complex Samples Dependent Z-Test - Comparing a Sub-Group Mean to Total, and Complex Samples Dependent T-Test - Comparing a Sub-Group Mean to Total.
- Confidence Intervals.
- Time Series Analysis settings can now be changed for multiple rows at once.
- The Data Difference Warning table now has a Copy button for pasting into Excel.