Groups the selected variables into a single question. It allows you to manually over-ride the automatic grouping of variables into questions that occurs when setting up projects automatically in Q.
How to use Set Question
- Select the variables in the Variables and Questions tab that you wish to group.
- Right-click and select Set Question.
- Fill in the appropriate fields in the first and the ensuing dialog boxes. Note that:
- If the default Question Type selected by Q does not appear to be appropriate, this often indicates a problem with the data or the metadata. The most common problem will relate to labels which have been automatically tidied by Q; if this is the cause of the problem, press Cancel, right-click and select Revert to Source and then right-click and select Set Question again (see The Rows or Columns of a Grid are Blank or Messy for a discussion of problems relating to grid questions). The Variable Type of the variables will also influence the default Question Type, for instance the same set of variables may have the default Question Type of Number - Multi or Pick One - Multi when the Variable Type is Numeric or Categorical, respectively.
- You can change the Question Type to a more appropriate value (although, if there are serious problems with the metadata you will generally need to address these first).
- You will be given different options on ensuing dialog boxes based on the Question Type.
Name Name for the question.
Do not change ‘Count This Value’ settings When any of the selected variables come from a Pick Any question, you can tick this box to avoid changing their Count This Value settings. If you leave this un-ticked and you have selected a Pick Any question type here, Q will change all the Count This Value settings for all of the variables.