You create a new Job by clicking on this icon from the main ComQuest screen:
First, a little insight into Jobs. Think of "jobs" as a collection of data results. You may have an unlimited number of jobs in the ComQuest system. These are all examples of various jobs:
|•||November 1-10, 2003 Total Respondents|
|•||Nov. 1-10, 2003 25-54 Men Only|
|•||Oct. 30 – Nov 5, 2003 P1's Only|
|•||Nov 3 – Nov 9, 2003 Cumers Only|
You define the parameters of each job when you run it. You tell ComQuest what date range of data you want to include, demo and gender parameters, and an optional Report Profile you wish to use.
Report Profiles will be discussed later, but they are essentially filters that you have designed to create a subset of your data. One profile might pull data from just your station's P1 listeners. Another profile might include all people that cume your station. Yet another profile might be designed to only include a primary competitor's P1's. You can select one of these profiles to run against your data each time you create a job.
The most important aspect of creating a job is perhaps naming the job.
If you are not specific or accurate about what this job reflects when you name it, it's unlikely you'll remember what it's displaying whenever you later go back to view it. We recommend incorporating some sort of date range reference in the name of the job, as well as any Report Profile filter you may have run against the job when it was created, as we have done in the four example jobs listed above.
Once you've defined the parameters for your job and named it, the dataset, or job, is created. The job stays on the Fileserver forever; you can always bring up a previous job and view or print its results, and you can later delete any jobs that you're sure you won't be needing again in the future. The creation of a job then gives you immediate access to song score reports for any songs tested during the date range period you designated when the job was run, and includes only the scores from respondents that match the other criteria you specified (demo, gender, ethnicity, report profile).
If you desire to review historical score data from past cycles, particularly if you are using Report Profiles against those scores, you should create a job for those results at the conclusion of each test cycle. As respondents are called back in subsequent weeks, any changes to their profile information (demo, gender, station listening, etc.) might result in them no longer being included in your sample for a job, or now being included when they wouldn't have been when the data was first collected.
When you wish to create a new dataset, or job, click on the Compile Data icon. You will be presented with a Filter screen.
On this screen, select the criteria you wish to use to create your dataset, including date range, demographic range, gender(s) and profile. (You add, change and delete the profiles by clicking on Report Profiles under the Utilities menu from the main screen.) When creating a new Job, be sure to succinctly and accurately name the job, so you'll be sure to understand what the dataset reflects when you or someone else views it at a later time.