Once a project has loaded, under the project pane you will find the dictionary for the loaded project. In Infotools Harmoni this is the Project Tree.
A project contains different items or variable types. All variable types can be easily identified by their corresponding icon. As you interact with your project, icons will illustrate particular actions that have been performed with a particular item.
The number of variables influences the loading time of the project tree.
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1. Project tree filters
Project Tree filter options allow you to quickly shrink the tree to the type of item required for either project design or analysis. Filters are located at the top of the project tree.
- Filters reduce the items displayed.
- Filters are context sensitive, options change depending on the type of items in your project.
- Applying filters shrinks the project tree; it only displays the selected type.
Grids – use this filter to show only grids.
Measures – use this filter to show only measures.
Verbatims – display verbatim comments only.
Weights – use this filter to show the weight measures.
Visible – use this filter to show only the visible items in your project (items flagged as hidden will not be shown).
Hidden – the reverse of the above. Shows only items you have flagged as hidden.
Common – where sources have been combined, this filter can be used to show only the common items that exist in all sources.
Uncommon – the reverse of the above. Where sources have been combined, this filter can be used to show only uncommon items.
New – use this filter to show only new items. New items are shown in bold in the project tree and can be from an added source or an added item (construction).
2. Project tree glossary
In the project tree, all variable types are represented by a corresponding icon. As you interact with your project, some new icons will illustrate particular actions that have been performed with a particular item. Some of these icons are only visible to the project owner. Learn more about User Roles.
a. Project tree icon color
The color of the icons in the project tree indicates the commonality of items across multiple sources.
The variable and responses within it are common in all sources.
In this example, the axis “Length Of Visit” is common to the first source and second source, as the axis is green, both sources are orange in the panel.
The variable is not common in at least one source.
In this example, the axis “Q2b Age Groupings” is also bold as it is new to the project design. The second source is orange, as the highlighted item exists in the second source.
Green and Blue Icons
The variable is common across all sources, but responses within the variable are not common across all sources.
In this example, the axis “How Likely Will You Be to Return To Hotel” is common to the first source and second source but the elements "Don't Know" and "Missing Info" are not. These elements are bold as they are new to the project design. The second source is orange, as the highlighted item exists in the second source.
b. Project tree icons description
Within your data design, there will be different sections of the survey you wish to organize into headings. Headings do not have an icon indication in the tree but can be automatically opened by clicking on the text or the arrowhead.
A standard axis is a discrete variable with elements for each response. An axis contains elements that group data records.
For market research data, an axis is typically a question and elements are typically a response or answer to a question.
When colored green, it indicates the question and answers are common to all sources.
|Axis (not common to all sources)||
A question from your survey, which does not exist in all sources.
|Axis (common but elements within not common to all sources)||A question from your survey which exists in all sources, however, some of the answers/elements within are not common to all sources.|
A category within a variable. A response to a question; an item in an axis.
When colored green it is common to all sources.
|Element (not common)||An answer from your survey that does not exist in all sources.|
|Axis (constructed)||Orange dot - Axis constructed by the user using construct - new axis. -|
|Element (constructed)||Orange dot - Element constructed by the user using construct - new element.|
|Axis (combined)||Yellow dot - Axis created by combining multiple questions into one new item using combine items, or by automation when merging single response questions into multiple response questions on creating a new project.|
Yellow dot - Element created by combining multiple elements into one new item using combine items.
|Grid-Header||A grid contains a group of axes that have a common element list. Grids are created automatically when creating a new project based on the automation algorithm.|
|Grid-Group axes||Axes within a grid. These can be renamed or removed from the grid individually.|
|Grid-Elements||The common element set within your grid, containing the elements from each axis within the grid. Labels within can be edited.|
|Measure||Measures are used to analyze continuous variables. Measures contain numerical values. When a measure is applied to a table, you will see the count of the respondents in a cell and then the value-based response for those respondents.|
Verbatims contain raw text. Open-ended "verbatim" response asked in a survey. Dragging this to the analysis will display the text of the response and a graphical word cloud. Axes and measures can be added to the verbatim item in the analysis.
|Weight||Weight is a continuous variable with numerical values. Weighting measure that can be applied to the analysis.|
|Date||An axis can be flagged as a date axis in the data design options. This enables an offset reference to be applied, and will automatically generate a line chart when choosing to visualize.|
|Sort within (ascend)||The icon will appear when sorting items in ascending order within the selected item. Any new item (from an updated source/or added source) will then appear in the applied order.|
|Sort within (descend)||The icon will appear when sorting items in descending order within the selected item. Any new item (from an updated source/or added source) will then appear in the applied order.|
|Fix to top||When applying "fix to top," this icon will appear in the dictionary tree to indicate the item's fixed position.|
|Fix to bottom||When applying "fix to bottom," this icon will appear in the dictionary tree to indicate the item's fixed position.|
3. Reset Project tree
Reset tree option under the search or the design menu allows to easily collapse the project tree (collapse all).
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