Using the advanced search
The advanced search is an easy way to filter down the amount of surveys that you want returned. The search filters are all combined so that it only returns the surveys that match all the criteria you have chosen.
For example, choosing Jurisdiction: Northern Ireland and Ability to compare YP (16/18-64) versus OP (65+) will return 12 results. However, if you add the additional filter Ability to compare OP1 (50-64) versus OP2 (65-84) your search will now return 10 results.
The advanced search allows you to search across multiple themes, sub-themes and measures from a single query. The order in which you enter your themes and sub-themes is very important.
You must start by choosing all the themes you are interested in. You can change your themes once you’ve selected them, however, this will mean that any sub-themes or measures you have chosen will be removed from the query and you’ll have to reselect them.
Your sub-themes dropdown will now display all the sub-themes related to the themes selected in the previous step. You may have a lot of sub-themes here. You can scroll down the list or if you start typing then the list will be limited to entries that match what you’ve started to type.
Once you’ve selected a sub-theme you’ll be able to select a measure. However, once you select a measure your sub-theme selection will be locked. Unlocking and changing your sub-theme selection will mean that your selected measures will disappear.
Any measures within your selected themes and sub-themes will appear in a dropdown. You may have a lot of measures here. You can scroll down the list or if you start typing then the list will be limited to entries that match what you’ve started to type.
The results page will display the surveys that match your criteria. Your search is hidden automatically but can be revealed by clicking on the ‘Show your original search’ button.
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