Intermediate Use

How can I learn a bit more about Qualtrics?

Building a psychology experiment gives a quicker pointer to features most useful for online experiments. It has links to articles on Qualtrics' website that cover the features we've found most useful. (You can also just start trolling their website, but this list should be quicker since Qualtrics is aimed at many different purposes).

After doing the getting started or if you were comfortable skipping that, here are some useful resources for intermediate Qualtrics use -- more than the basics, but not quite advanced functions like custom javascript or HTML coding. The Functions and Capacities of Qualtrics page is my compilation of the Qualtrics functions I've found most valuable in doing online experimental research. As I (or other people) update this, it'll contain more details about best practices for things like randomly assigning participants to conditions, saving time writing questions repeatedly, and uploading images.

For intermediate users of Qualtrics...
  1. One of the best ways to learn is to simply see many examples of surveys that use different tools. Look in the qualtrics survey library in your free account: it has a number of different surveys to experiment with. In the future, we intend to create a resource of surveys illustrating many different approaches and skills. Feel free to share surveys with us by exporting and emailing them to one of us so that we can host them on this site .
  2. Other good intermediate level resources:

3.  The Qualtrics Survey Software: Handbook for Research Professionals is an E-book that provides more formal documentation of the different capacities in Qualtrics and is great for reference. It may be harder to learn from and to search than the website links above.

    Other useful references: