Crunch will transform your life as a researcher in many ways:
- Access to all your survey data in real-time
- No more back/forth with a DP department for extra cuts
- Much simpler to spec (dataset specs vs. table specs)
- New visual ways to find your story in the data
- Automatic PowerPoint generation
- New ways to collaborate with colleagues
- New ways to deliver to clients (dashboards and Crunchboxes)
Access to all your survey data in real-time
Crunch enables you to have direct access to the data from your research studies.
No more back/forth with a DP deparment for extra cuts
Because you can do any analysis you like, you don't need to go back/forth with a DP department. Provided they have delivered a neat and tidy dataset (see next point), then you can make your own cut of the data quickly and easily. This includes making Excel tab outputs if you wish.
Much simpler to spec (dataset specs vs. table specs)
Traditionally, researchers write very lengthy and intricate table specs so that they have every possible cut of the data.
With Crunch, you no longer need to do this. You won't receive extensive tables - instead, you will receive well-organized data in the form of 'tidy' dataset, that enables you to find/make the crosstab you want.
Instead of table specs, you can give DP much simpler 'dataset specs'.
New visual ways to find your story in the data
You can instantly turn a table into a chart and back again, enabling a visual means to quickly identify a story. You can also sort the values in different ways and quickly swap the rows and columns.
Furthermore, Crunch highlights cells of interest on a scale enabling you to quickly spot where differences may lie. Crunch automatically applies cell shading based on statistical significance, but you can also customize to suit your needs.
Automatic PowerPoint generation
When you find an analysis you like, you can bookmark it to a Deck. The Deck then exports into PowerPoint as editable Microsoft charts in your PowerPoint template. You can easily apply your own chart templates there. Crunch removes the need to copy/paste or type data manually into PowerPoint charts - saving a lot of time, frustration and human error.
New ways to collaborate with colleagues
Crunch is a collaborative platform: the variables you make and the analyses you save, you can share with an unlimited number of colleagues (or clients).
New ways to deliver to clients
Dashboards are an extension of the Deck (your bookmarked list of analyses). Dashboards are easy and quick to make through a drag-and-drop interface (see our 5-minute demo).
Furthermore, because there is no additional cost for dashboards and you can share with anyone you like, Crunch is a perfect way to experiment with dashboards as a deliverable - enabling your clients to see their data in real-time and/or do their own cuts (removing the to/fro with you).
About this course and before you start
In this course, our aim is to give you an overview on how build and filter some crosstabs, make some graphs, and then publish them.
On each topic, there is of course more detail (some links already provided above), if you want to dig a little deeper.
It's important that your dataset is organized (either by a DP department or you) before you explore the materials in this course.