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External Study Credit Granting with Qualtrics

While these instructions refer to "credit granting", they work for both credit and paid studies. For paid studies, participation will be marked (instead of credit granted) just like with any other paid study.

Here are the basic steps, which are subject to change (since the product is controlled by Qualtrics):

  1. On your Sona Systems site, change the Study URL so it includes ?id=%SURVEY_CODE% in the URL. So if the Qualtrics URL (Anonymous Survey Link) is:
    then change it to (Note: "id" must be in lower-case)

    Note: If your Qualtrics URL has "/SE/" in it, like then this is the old style of Qualtrics URL. You can either find the new style of URL for Anonymous Link, or instead of adding ?id=%SURVEY_CODE% change it to &id=%SURVEY_CODE% (change the ? to &).

  2. Having completed Step 1, the Study Information on your Sona Systems site now displays a URL labeled "Qualtrics Redirect to a URL". In Qualtrics, configure the survey to accept the survey code number, as an embedded data field named "id". Remember to use lower-case as this is case-sensitive. To do this, go to Survey Flow | Add a New Element | Embedded Data and type in "id" and save your changes.

  3. In Qualtrics, configure the Survey Options | Survey Termination | Redirect to a Full URL option, and provide the Qualtrics Redirect to a URL value from the Study Information page on your Sona Systems site. (You may simply copy and paste the unaltered value from Sona into Qualtrics).

    Note: If you have an End of Survey element set up in Survey Flow, you will need to add the URL there also. Go to Survey Flow | End of Survey | Customize and enter the Qualtrics Redirect URL value from the system into the Redirect to a URL field in Qualtrics.

These instructions are for the typical case of a single Qualtrics survey. If you are chaining together multiple Qualtrics surveys as part of a single Sona study, review the Qualtrics Chaining Help Page.

The Integration Testing Instructions can be found here

These features are described on Qualtrics’ site at the following URL:

("Passing Information Through Query Strings")