This article describes how to use a built-in QScript to search your data set for data that looks to be uninteresting and allows you to hide this data automatically. Uninteresting questions in this QScript are defined as those that have:
- Identical values for all respondents.
- Different values for each respondent.
Hiding data prevents that data from being shown in menus, and so this is a way to keep your menus tidier.
A data file loaded in Q.
To run this QScript:
- Select Automate > Browse Online Library > Preliminary Project Setup > Hide Uninteresting Data.
- You will be presented with a list of questions that look to be uninteresting based on the criteria above. Select any questions that you want to keep and click OK.
- Any questions that you did not select will be hidden.
If you later want to unhide a question, you can go to the Variables and Questions tab and unselect the "H" in the Tags column.