The Participant response history report displays when and how each individual response was submitted. The report shows you who responded, what activities they responded to, how they responded (e.g. web, text, etc.), and when they responded.
Helpful tip: If any of the questions in your run allow anonymous responses then you will not be able to create a Participant response history report. The Executive summary report is the only report type which works with anonymous activities.
Title and date
At the top of the report you’ll find the report title. Directly below the title is the date the report was run. The links to the right of the title and date allow you to edit the title and update the report anytime you wish.
Directly below the title and date are the engagement summary stats. They show the number of activities in the report, total number of participants, average number of responses, and average participant engagement in the activities reported.
Response history details
Following the engagement summary are the participant response history details. This section shows the participant (either a random guest entry, screen name if they’ve provided it, or actual name if they’ve registered with your presenter account), a session ID, and the question being responded to. Below the question are all the responses the participant provided during the activity, followed by the method of response (e.g. web, text, etc.) and the date and time they submitted the response.
If your report includes more than one activity, all activities and responses will be grouped by participant.
Download a CSV
Near the bottom right of the report is a Download .CSV button (check out the Downloading a report CSV article if you need detailed instructions.
CSV stands for Comma Separated Value. A CSV file is a text file which stores tabular data in plain text. If you open a CSV file in a text editor (e.g. NotePad, WordPad, TextEdit, etc.) you’ll see a string of values (words, numbers, etc.) separated by commas, like this:
CSV files can also be opened up and edited in a spreadsheet application such as Excel. You can then format, run calculations, and create charts as with any other spreadsheet.
It might be helpful to take a look at the layout and formatting of the Survey report CSV file at this point.
Each row on the CSV file is a unique participant.
- Columns A - D list the participant’s first name, last name, email address, and any custom reporting ID data you may have for participants who have registered with your account. If a participant is not registered with your account, these fields will be blank.
- Column E lists the screen name used by the participant.
- Column F shows the public ID. This is a temporary device ID which serves to identify a device within a session and doesn’t correspond to any participant or user ID.
- Column G displays the participant's response to the question (which is listed in the header row).
- Column H lists the date and time the response was received.
- Column I shows the method used to respond (web, text, etc.).
- If your report contains more than one question, the pattern of response, date & time, and modality continues in subsequent columns.
To the right of the report body is the options menu. From here you can change report types and select several specific options for your report. Visit the article on report options for more details.