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Automation & Tracking Surveys

“You’re either the one who creates the automation or you’re getting automated” – Tom Preston-Werner “The central question of 2025 will be: What are people for in a world that does not need their labor, and where only a minority are needed to guide the ‘bot-based economy?” – Stowe Boyd With the words of GitHub co-founder and lead researcher at Gigaom echoing in my ears, I swiftly set about using Askia Analyse’s powerful new scripting functionality to add an exciting twist to the most common deliverable in market…

How can we help you?

How can we help you?

Here at Askia, we are proud to announce the launch of our brand new user web pages! We think you will enjoy this new, user-friendly area, designed with lots of fresh & easy-to-navigate information and articles. We have been busy both importing content that previously existed and also creating new content that we felt was missing. Much thought and effort has been put into tagging all the different pieces of content, so that it should be easier to find what you are looking for. The information is broadly divided…

The numbers just don’t add up…

The debrief is going well, the change in direction the end client needs to take is understood, the meeting is coming to a conclusion. Then the quiet one in the room asks you to go back to slide 26 – it’s the slide with one of the key tabulations with the important figures highlighted in green. The bomb is dropped, “The numbers don’t add up”. The numbers in the cells don’t add up. Everyone counts them. She is right. The researchers look at each other. They count again.…

Hot off the press!

Hot off the press

This resource round up for survey authors, fieldwork managers and data scientists is broad; from leveraging our API to new survey controls to an updated Design! Connecting to Askiafield API with Postman If you want to extend the functionality of askiafield, you need to connect to our dedicated API. For this, we have detailed the entire authentication and connection process. All you’ll need is administrative access to your askiafield server, the actual API as well as an installation of Postman… and of course, the necessary step-by-step process in…

New KB article roundup

New KB article roundup

This article aims to provide you with the best of our most recently published articles on our Help Centre, these range from AskiaDesign and AskiaSurf to AskiaWeb. Redirect out of an Askia survey and back again Sometimes it’s required to leave an Askia survey to take part in an external exercise and return to the survey to complete it. In such cases, it may be required to take parameters from the Askia survey to the external application or page. This article will show an example of these requirements using AskiaDesign. Check out…

Fresh articles from our knowledge base

Fresh articles from our knowledge base

Our tech support team has been hard at work lately on providing you with many new articles designed to help you better benefit from our software suite: could it be survey design, fieldwork management or data analysis. Here are some of the most noteworthy articles from our help centre: Randomise or rotate a code list with groups & headers It’s often required to show a code list with several group headers and responses within these groups. In most cases it’s necessary to randomise the responses within the groups and…

New from the vault

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If like us, you’ve been busy spending your time working (building surveys, helping clients, upgrading software, reading logs, …), you may not have had a chance to keep up with the latest tips & tricks from our Help Centre. Feel free to have a flick through our latest picks: Design & Analyse FAQs Your first steps with Askia’s range of software are now even smoother! The askiadesign & askiaanalyse FAQs will help cover your needs when start building your first questionnaire or analysing your first survey results. Access the Design FAQ and/or…

Latest resources for our users

Latest resources for our users

Even though we’ve been on holidays, some of our dedicated support staff have been working hard to provide you with some great resources for your upcoming surveys: help articles, new survey controls and more! Here’s an overview of all the new goodies you’ll be able to find on our help centre: Universe settings This short article covers all the basics on Universes, an often misunderstood feature of askiaanalyse. It’s indeed often ambiguously connected to another Filters / Sub-populations. The article in detail how Universes do not change the counts but change the percentages…

New Knowledge Base articles!

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We’ve been adding a host of new articles and survey resources to our Help Centre; here are some of the most noteworthy of them: Quota Monitoring for Analyse & Vista This article shows the use of the Read quota function in a Closed by scripts created variable. We combine this function with table arithmetic scripts to create a portfolio that will allow you to monitor the progress of your quotas as new data is collected. The examples are shown in Analyse and Vista 6. This simple yet complete…

Knowledge base updates

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Below a quick introduction to the latest articles added to our Knowledge base by our tech support team. Significance Testing for Overlapping & Independent Samples This article gives more information on the situations in which overlapping samples can be sig tested in askiaanalyse. This KB article explains the correct tests to use when testing for significance in independent or overlapping samples. If you are sig testing columns and it’s the case that a respondent belongs to more than one column (e.g. in a multi-coded question or loop summary table) then the…