The first view of Crunch is called the Variable Summaries view - this is the view where all your variables are lined up in summary cards. This is what a card looks like.
Note: if you’re not seeing cards like the above, then you need to click into the Variable Summaries view using the grey bar at the top.
The variable card will tell you two bits of useful information about the variable:
- The number of total valid responses and number of missing values (note: if you apply a filter, then these numbers will change as per the filter).
- The structure of the variable (variable type) (categorical or numeric, multiple response or categorical array) - see Variable Cards and Types for more detail.
You can jump to different variables using the Accordion - if you’ve set them up, it should be easy to find them within folders.
You can also find variables easily using the search bar at the top.
You can get more information about variables by clicking Properties at the bottom of a variable card.
The Properties display detailed information about the variable. Only those with Editor-level permission can change variable metadata, make subtotal/nets, and so forth. For Viewers, the Properties area can be useful to inspect the following:
- Confirming the variable type (eg: is it a multiple response?)
- The values associated with each category (eg: for calculating a means)
- Which, if any, categories have been set to missing (ie: excluded from the base)