Data Cleaning

Data Cleaning


Following data collection, it's essential to ensure the validity of the collected data and address any instances where participants may have completed the questionnaire without due attention. To tackle this issue, we've introduced a feature known as Data Cleaning. This functionality incorporates various tools designed to assist you in "cleaning" your data prior to analysis.

Response Time

This feature is part of the data cleaning toolkit and enables the calculation of the minimum and maximum time a participant should take to complete the questionnaire, based on the collected session data. Participants falling outside of this time range will be flagged as either "Too Slow" if they took longer than the mean time of the entire panel, or "Too Fast" if they completed the questionnaire too quickly compared to the panel's mean time.

When this functionality is enabled, the system suggests minimum and maximum time thresholds, calculated based on the average time plus or minus two times the standard deviation. You have the flexibility to adjust these thresholds within the Start Time and End Time fields. Clicking "Flag" will identify sessions that were completed either too slowly or too quickly, marking them accordingly in the session overview table under the "Data Cleaning" column.

From there, you can choose to either remove or disable flagged sessions. If you opt to remove the data, sessions from those participants will be permanently deleted from the system and cannot be retrieved. If you decide to disable these sessions, they will be excluded from analysis, auto-reports, and raw data. However, you retain the flexibility to reactivate them as needed.

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