We have released a new, free tool that SSI Web v7 users may find handy: an automated data generator. The software installs locally on your PC, and can quickly generate hundreds of data records for testing your SSI Web questionnaire.
Researchers and questionnaire programmers use data generators to test questionnaires (skip patterns, base sizes for questions in the survey) as well as for creating data layouts for pre-programming cross-tabulations.
The tool can generate random data, generate records utilizing existing data (including pass-in and merged variables). You can randomize responses within restricted ranges (such as randomly select response options 2 through 5). You can also fix the responses to certain questions, but randomize responses to others.
The SSI Web Data Generator may be downloaded from our website, at: Tools & Scripts.