About Qualtrics

Qualtrics is a web-based survey creation and distribution platform that assists in the creation and customisation of surveys. You can use Qualtrics to administer surveys/inventories either online or face to face. It is an easy to use tool with a lot of flexibility. For example, you can upload pictures, videos and sounds and nearly everything is customisable. Qualtrics also allows you to download your data in many different versatile formats (e.g. Excel, SPSS, CSV) and from specific time periods. Additionally, you can use Qualtrics in tandem with Inquisit to create integrated experiments online.

Accessing and using Qualtrics

Qualtrics is accessed via the Virtual Laboratory (vLab). For instructions how to access the vLab, head to the vLab page here.

Launch Qualtrics via the vLab

Once you have logged on the vLab, click on the Qualtrics application icon. You will access Qualtric's homepage where you will see all your current projects, their status (e.g. active) and how many responses you have. To create a new project press the green create project button.


  • If it is your first time using Qualtrics then you can visit the Qualtrics University Beginning to Build tutorial through the Qualtrics website to get you started.
  • Qualtrics online also houses a number of great resources on their website that you may find useful when setting up your study.
  • The following Qualtrics Beginner Tutorial video (9:59") is great for introducing you to the basics:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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