The following pages provide guidance at each stage of entering a questionnaire in Archivist. Each section has been broken down into separate building blocks, which when completed, should capture all questionnaire metadata in DDI 3.2.
To make the process more efficient, it is beneficial to go through the questionnaire first and identify:
- Repeated response domains (such as Dates or Yes/No Code Lists)
- Key sections that will form sequences. This will give you the overall structure of your questionnaire.
- Where grid and loops will be used.
Dividing the questionnaire into smaller chunks (between 5 and 15 pages long) or sections and repeating the steps for each of these chunks of questionnaire will make the process more manageable.