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Getting started with 1000minds

Learn how to create a new project, decision, or survey, what the difference is between a decision and survey, how to delete & restore deleted items, and how to view our many examples to help you discover the plethora of applications for 1000minds.

Getting started with 1000minds

Configuring your 1000minds decision

Learn how to configure your 1000minds decision, what the different criterion weighing methods are that 1000minds uses, and how to set your terminology.

Configuring your 1000minds decision

Specifying your criteria

Learn what criteria are, and how to add criteria and levels to your 1000minds decision.

Specifying your criteria

Adding costs and other considerations

Your costs and other considerations are anything that isn't a benefit when it comes to your alternatives. For example, you might think about monetary costs, number of staff required, categories, or even arbitrary information such as contact informati

Adding costs and other considerations

Adding impossible combinations

Impossible combinations are combinations of levels on the attributes to be excluded at the trade-offs page to avoid confusion. Specifying impossible combinations removes those combinations from the trade-offs and spares you from having to think about

Adding impossible combinations

How to add alternatives

Your alternatives are the different options you are choosing between when making a decision - e.g. houses to buy, projects to allocate staff to, etc. Here, we will look at how to add alternatives and edit the alternatives table.

How to add alternatives

How to import alternatives from an Excel file

Learn how to import alternatives from an Excel file into 1000minds. This allows you to conveniently use the 1000minds software with an existing dataset, without having to enter each alternative manually.

How to import alternatives from an Excel file

How to make & review trade-offs

By making a series of trade-offs, 1000minds can help you determine the relative importance of each of your criteria. The simplest decision is one where there are only two choices, and that is what 1000minds does by asking you: “Which of these 2 alter

How to make & review trade-offs

Using the voting feature

If you want to make a decision together as a group, you can easily gather everyone’s input using the voting feature. This encourages discussion and allows participants to better understand each other’s views.

Using the voting feature

How to interpret your results

The results section in 1000minds provides you several different ways to view your results, including examining the preference values of your criteria, comparing your ranked alternatives, and factoring in costs and other considerations on a value for

How to interpret your results

Analyzing your preference values

Discover more about your preferences and learn how to better understand the preference values of your criteria and their levels.

Analyzing your preference values

How to compare and analyze your ranked alternatives

In this 1000minds tutorial, learn how to compare a subset of your ranked alternatives, understand why they scored the way they did, and think about how a slightly different performance or categorization in a criterion would affect your alternative's

How to compare and analyze your ranked alternatives

How to use the value-for-money chart

The 1000minds value-for-money chart is a simple but effective tool to help you find the best value for your money when deciding between different alternatives. The chart allows you to factor any costs and other considerations into your decision in ju

How to use the value-for-money chart

How to select the best alternative

Learn how to use the 1000minds value-for-money chart and alternative selection table to factor in costs, other considerations, and a budget to effectively make your best decisions.

How to select the best alternative

Scaling scores: what is it and how do you do it?

In this 1000minds video tutorial, learn why it matters to scale your scores and how to do it for your next decision. By scaling scores, you can set the minimum possible score of your alternatives to a value other than zero.

Scaling scores: what is it and how do you do it?

Setting up and configuring your survey

Learn how to get started with 1000minds conjoint analysis, by setting up and configuring your preferences survey.

Setting up and configuring your survey

Adding & editing your attributes

Learn how to add attributes to a 1000minds conjoint analysis survey, and customize some features such as making the attributes self-explicated or optional for survey participants.

Adding & editing your attributes

Adding & editing your alternatives

Learn how to manually add and edit alternatives, and customize them with pictures and descriptions for your conjoint analysis survey.

Adding & editing your alternatives

How to import alternatives from an Excel file

Learn how to import alternatives into 1000minds from an Excel file, so you can get started quickly using an existing list of alternatives.

How to import alternatives from an Excel file

Customizing your survey: Introduction and Completion pages

Learn how to customize the introduction and completion pages of your 1000minds survey.

Customizing your survey: Introduction and Completion pages

Customising your survey: the Trade-offs page

Learn how to customize the trade-offs section of a 1000midns survey, including an introduction, title and subtitle, editing the button text, and adding or removing additional features on the trade-offs page.

Customising your survey: the Trade-offs page

Customising your survey: adding additional questions

Find out how to add fully customizable questions to your 1000minds survey in addition to the trade-off questions. Whether it is multiple choice, short answer, numeric, or any other question you would like, 1000minds allows you to gather whatever info

Customising your survey: adding additional questions

Customizing and grouping optional attributes

Learn how to allow survey participants to select which attributes they would like to include in their survey questions. This is useful if some of your attributes might not be relevant to all participants.

Customizing and grouping optional attributes

Managing data quality using exclusion rules

Learn how to improve the quality of your survey data by excluding participants who fail selected quality assurance tests.

Managing data quality using exclusion rules

Previewing your survey

Learn how to preview your 1000minds survey to ensure that everything is in place and the survey runs seamlessly.

Previewing your survey

Publishing your survey

Find out the best practices for publishing your survey, and learn how to close your survey after a specific time has passed or a number of responses has been received.

Publishing your survey

Analyzing utilities

Learn how to understand the utilities of your attributes through the various graphs and charts on the 1000minds utilities page.

Analyzing utilities

Analyzing your ranked alternatives & market shares

Learn how to understand participant preferences regarding your alternatives, how to analyze variation among participant preferences, and how to understand the market shares. Based on this information, you can craft the best solution for your particip

Analyzing your ranked alternatives & market shares

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