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Easily View Analytics in Google Forms (2024) - Supatool

Last Updated: Thu Apr 11 2024

Overwhelmed by the flood of data from your Google Form? You're not the only one.

Turning this overwhelming information into actionable insights is key in any domain, be it business, education, or personal projects.

This concise guide will take you through the essentials of Google Forms analytics.

Discover streamlined methods to analyze responses, identify trends, make informed decisions, and integrate tools like Google Sheets.

View Analytics in Google Forms Responses Tab

In Google Forms, the Responses tab is a powerful tool for visualizing your data. Here's how you can make the most of it:

1. Open Your Google Form:

Visit forms.google.com, and log in to access your form, either from the recent forms section or using the search function.

Google form homepage with 2 arrows on the search box and recent forms.

2. Access the Responses Tab:

Located next to the “Questions” tab in your form, the Responses tab is your gateway to data analysis.

A red arrow pointing to the responses tab.

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3. Explore the Summary View:

The Summary section provides an overview of all responses, represented through a variety of charts.

A red arrow pointing to the summary tab.

Depending on your question types, you'll see:

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• Bar Graphs: Ideal for linear scale questions, they help in understanding the distribution of responses:

Preview of a bar graph in Google Form.

• Pie Charts: Used for multiple-choice questions, offering a clear visual of the proportion of each choice:

Preview of a pie chart in Google Form.

• Line Charts: Useful for tracking trends over time, especially if your form includes date or time-based questions:

Preview of a line chart in Google Form.

4. Dive into Question View:

This tab allows you to analyze response data for each specific question. Each question's data is displayed in the most appropriate chart format, making it easy to identify trends and patterns.

A red arrow pointing to the question tab.

5. Examine Individual Responses:

For a detailed view of each participant's answers, switch to the Individual tab. This is particularly useful for qualitative analysis or when you need to review answers in detail.

A red arrow pointing to the individual tab and another red arrow pointing to the email list dropdown.

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Integrate Google Forms with Google Sheets For Analysis

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Sometimes, you need more robust tools for your data analysis. Google Sheets comes to the rescue here. Follow these steps to sync your Google Form responses with a Google Sheet:

1. Open Your Google Form:

As before, find and open your form at forms.google.com or through your Google Drive.

2. Go to the Responses Tab:

Click on this tab to view all the submitted responses.

3. Select Response Destination:

Click on the Google Sheets icon in the Responses tab:

A red arrow pointing to the link to google sheets icon.

4. Create or Select a Spreadsheet:

You can either create a new spreadsheet or link to an existing one. For a new sheet, select "Create a new spreadsheet," name it, and click ‘Create.’

Preview of confirmation page of linking to Google Sheet.

5. Test the Integration:

The first column in the sheet will be the “Timestamp,” with each subsequent column corresponding to a question in your form. Any new question added to your form will automatically create a new column in the sheet.

Preview of google sheet analytics view.

6. Manage Collaborators:

Remember, collaborators on your form might have access to the sheet. You'll need to manage permissions separately for both.

7. Unlinking a Form from a Sheet:

If needed, you can unlink your form from the sheet. Click on the three-dot menu in the Responses tab:

A red arrow pointing to the three-dot menu.

And click on “Unlink Form” to unlink it.

A red arrow pointing to the unlink form option.

And there you have it! By following these steps, you can effectively view and analyze your Google Forms data.

Whether it's for a quick overview or a deep dive with Google Sheets, these tips should help you make the most out of your collected data.

Don't forget, the key to effective data analysis is in understanding the story your data is telling you. Happy analyzing!

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