About Time Series Charts
A time series chart is an illustration of data points at successive time intervals. They are perfect for reports based on continuous surveys, such as pulse surveys. Time series charts illustrate the development of a variable over time, e.g. changes in employee satisfaction.
Add Time Series Charts
- Go to your report, click on the add report element icon (), and select time series.
- Select the variable the chart will be based on and click next.
- Select the time variable you will be crossing the previous variable with. You can choose between Start Time and Invitation Time.
Start Time refers to the date and time respondents started answering the survey. Invitation Time refers to the date and time respondents were invited to take the survey.
- Once you've chosen your time variable, click next.
- Choose a time period for your chart. You can define a time period or use the drop-down menu to choose a predefined time period.
- Once you've chosen a time period, click add.
- Your chart will be created and added to your report immediately.
Time Series Chart Layout
Time Series charts are compatible with the following question types:
- Multiple Choice
- Rating Scale
- Image Choice
- Sub-questions in Matrix Multiple Choice
- Sub-questions in Matrix Rating Scale
- Net Promoter Score®
- Recommendation Score
The default layout of time series charts depends on the question or variable type that the chart is based on.
Stacked Bars (Vertical)Multiple Choice and Image Choice questions will be shown with the layout of vertically stacked bars.
Bars (Vertical)Rating Scale questions, as well as sub-questions in Matrix Multiple Choice and Matrix Rating Scale will be shown with the layout of vertical bars.
Stacked Bars (Vertical) with segmentation and scoreNet Promoter Score® and Recommendation Score questions will be shown with the layout of vertically stacked bars, segmented by Detractors, Passives, and Promoters. Furthermore, you'll be able to see the score at the top of the chart.
Time series charts are available in the following layouts:
- Bars (vertical)
- Stacked bars (vertical)
- Stacked bars 100% (vertical)
- Area (zoomable)
- Bars (zoomable)
Open Answers in Time Series Charts
Multiple Choice, Rating Scale, Net Promoter Score®, and Recommendation Score questions have the benefit to allow respondents to leave a text entry. For Multiple Choice questions, it's the last response option, whereas the other question types nudge the respondent to elaborate on their answer to the scale.
When adding a Comparison chart based on one of these questions, the open answers will appear underneath the chart, allowing you to simply click on the open answers icon and view all the available answers.
To be able to see these open answers in your PDF download, you have to create a Frequency chart.