The Results Summary report shows you aggregate data of your survey responses, providing a quick overview of your results.

To get started, log in to your SurveyMethods account, find the survey you wish to analyze and click the Analyze icon () on that row.

On the Analyze Survey Results menu, select Results Summary in the Basic Reports section.

Elements of the Results Summary Report

The Results Summary report can be divided into four main sections:

Report Dashboard

The report dashboard displays the following information:

  • Survey Status: Displays the status of your survey, i.e. whether your survey is Live or Closed, the last launch date, and the closing date (if the survey is closed).
  • Respondent Statistics: Displays the total responses for the survey, total number of completed responses, and number of partial responses.
  • Points Summary: If you have used any point-based questions in your survey, this section will display statistics about responses to those questions, including maximum attainable points as well as the highest, lowest, median, and mean score among your respondents.

Report Actions

To the right of the report dashboard, you will see a number of actions available for your report:

  • Individual Results: This button will take you to the Individual Results report.
  • Publish Results: Allows you to share results online with colleagues or other constituents.
  • Export to Excel: Export the complete survey data to Excel.
  • Convert to PDF: Converts the Results Summary report to a PDF.
  • Convert to Word: Exports the Results Summary report to a Word document.
  • Email PDF: Compose and send an email to one or more email addresses with the report attached as a PDF.
  • Print: Opens the print dialog box to allow you to print or export your report.

Filters and Criteria Analysis

Below the Report Dashboard and Actions, there are two built-in filters and a few other options:

  • Select Responses: Filter your results to show all responses, complete responses only, or partial responses only.
  • Select Questions: Choose a single question to display (by default the report shows all questions).
  • Create Criteria: Create custom filters to segment your data. You can create filters based on responses to questions in your survey, the date and time respondents took the survey, or custom field values. For more information on using criteria to segment results, view the separate help articles on filtering by questions, date/time, and custom field values.
  • View Questions: Navigate through your report by choosing which questions from your survey are displayed.
  • Exclude 0-Point Responses [Not Displayed Above]: If you have one or more points-based questions in your survey, this option will be displayed. You cannot adjust the value, but it will show you if 0-point responses are excluded from the analysis. To toggle this setting on or off, return to the Analyze Survey Results menu.

Summary Data

The bottom of the report will have one section for each question on the survey. The display will vary depending on the type of question. For choice-based questions (such as those shown above), the report will display a bar chart of the responses, along with a count of responses for each option, and the percent of total responses that selected each option.

Other question types will display differently. For example, matrix questions will display in a matrix format:

Questions with a comments box, such as open-ended questions, or questions with an “If other” option, will display a magnifying glass that allows you to view the detailed responses:

You can scroll through the responses, set the number of responses to display per page, and click the icon to view the complete individual responses associated with each comment.

For more information on the Individual Results Report, view our separate help article.

For a demo of the results summary report, watch our demo video on Basic Reports and the Quick Report Generator.