Merge Studies

You can search and create graphs for all recordings in the same study. Manager automatically puts imported recordings into the same study if their study configurations match. If they do not match, you can merge the recordings into a single study.

You may want to keep multiple related studies in the same project to help analyzing over the lifetime of a project. For example, you may start your project with a focus group, followed by paper prototype testing, electronic prototype testing, and final product testing. With these four studies in the same Morae project, you can create highlight clips with videos and graphs from all of the studies.

Merge studies:

  • When you import recordings, or
  • By dragging and dropping recordings into a study in the Project pane

See the following topics for more information:

Merge Recordings into a Study

To merge a study:

  1. With a project open in Manager, choose File > Import > Recordings. If the study configurations of the recordings do not match each other or if the imported recordings don't match an existing study, the Mismatched Study Configurations dialog box appears.
     Recording study configurations do not match.
  2. Click the Merge Recordings Into a Single Study button. The Select Study dialog box appears.
    If you click the Don't Merge Recordings and Create Multiple Studies button, the recordings are imported into multiple studies. 
    Select study to use. 
  3. Select a study for the recordings.
    Click Show/Hide Details to view which recordings match the study.
  4. Click View Study Details to open a copy of the study details for the selected study.
  5. When finished, click OK. The Merge Recordings into Study dialog box appears.
     Select items to match.
  6. For any of the items that list Mismatched, click Match. For more information on matching specific items, see:
  7. When you finish matching items, click OK to merge the recordings into the study.

Match Task Definitions

1

Select a task definition on the left from the recording.

2

Select a task definition on the right from the study.

3

Click Match.

4

The matched marker appears below:

  • If you match a task, Matched appears.
  • If you are changing a definition, Becomes appears.
  • If you are defining an undefined task, Defines appears.
  • If you are adding a new task Added as New appears.

5

To change any of the matched task definitions, click Unmatch and the task definitions reappear in the Unmatched group box. Click Add to add a new task definition to the study.

Match Tasks

Match Task Scores

1

Select a task score on the left from the recording.

2

Select a task score on the right from the study.

3

Click Match.

4

The matched task score appears below:

  • If you match a task score, Matched appears.
  • If you are changing a task score, Becomes appears.
  • If you are defining an undefined task score, Defines appears.

5

To change any of the matched task scores, click Unmatch and the task score definitions reappear in the Unmatched group box.

Match Task Scores

Match Marker Definitions

1

Select a marker definition on the left from the recording.

2

Select a marker definition on the right from the study.

3

Click Match.

4

The matched marker appears below:

  • If you match a marker, Matched appears.
  • If you are changing a definition, Becomes appears.
  • If you are defining an undefined marker, Defines appears.

5

To change any of the matched marker definitions, click Unmatch and definitions reappear in the Unmatched group box.

Match Markers

Match Marker Scores

1

Select a marker score on the left from the recording.

2

Select a marker score on the right from the study.

3

Click Match.

4

The matched marker score appears below:

  • If you match a score, Matched appears.
  • If you are changing a score definition, Becomes appears.
  • If you are defining an undefined score, Defines appears.

5

To change any of the matched marker scores, click Unmatch and the marker score definitions reappear in the Unmatched group box.

Match Marker Scores

Match Survey Questions

If you merge recordings with different surveys, you need to look at and update the surveys. During study merging, all surveys that do not match are added to the study, and answers from matching surveys are merged into the existing surveys.

Why Match Surveys?

For all recording within a study, you can:

  • Export survey results into a comma separated values (CSV) file to open in other programs, such as Microsoft Office Excel.
  • Graph survey answer frequency and average scores.
  • Automatically calculate mean and standard deviation of scores (found in the graph data table.)

To view and edit an individual survey:

1

Select a study tab.

2

Select a survey from the dropdown list of all surveys in the selected study.

3

Click to export all results for the selected survey as a CSV file.

4

Click a recording name to open the survey for editing.

5

Edit or enter survey answers for the selected recording.

Update surveys

Title Category Level Format
000 - Getting Started 1: Morae Overview Getting Started I Video
001 - Getting Started 2: Recorder Getting Started I Video
002 - Getting Started 3: Observer Getting Started I Video
003 - Getting Started 4: Manager Getting Started I Video
004 - Analyze Session Data Analyze I Video
005 - Audio Notes Share III Written
006 - Change the Communication Port in Observer Observer III Written
007 - Choose and Designate the Task Logger Setup II Written
008 - Choose the Recorder Computer Name or IP Address Observer II Written
009 - Configure Wii™ Remote for Logging Setup III Written
010 - Connect Observer to Recorder Observer II Written
011 - Convert Morae Recording Files (RDG) to AVI or WMV Share III Written
012 - Create a Custom Graph Analyze II Written
013 - Create a Highlight Video Share II Written
014 - Create and Organize a Project Analyze II Written
015 - Create a Report with the Add-In for Word Share II Written
016 - Create a Table of Contents Share II Written
017 - Create a Test Recording Setup II Written
018 - Create Session Handouts Setup II Written
019 - Create Video Clips Analyze II Written
020 - Customize Observer for Your Session Observer II Written
021 - Define Recording Details Setup II Written
022 - Define Study Details Setup II Written
023 - Deliver Surveys with Observer Surveys II Written
024 - Documentation Documentation I Written
025 - Export to PowerPoint Share II Written
026 - Export Videos to Screencast.com Share II Written
027 - Finalize Observer Session Observer II Written
028 - How to Choose the Recording Compression Record III Written
029 - Log in Observer Log II Written
030 - Log in Recorder Log II Written
031 - Log with a Wii™ Remote Log III Written
032 - Marker Logging Log II Video/Written
033 - Merge Studies Analyze III Written
034 - Normalize Storyboard Audio Share II Written
035 - Record Automated Sessions with Autopilot Record II Video/Written
036 - Recorder Start and Stop Options Record II Written
037 - Record More (or Less) than the Main Monitor Record II Written
038 - Search for Data in Recordings Analyze II Written
039 - Search Profiles Analyze II Written
040 - Select Video and Audio Sources for Recording Record II Written
041 - Set Recorder Preferences Setup II Written
042 - Set up an AutoPilot Test Setup II Written
043 - Share Highlight Videos Share II Written
044 - Tasks in Manager Analyze II Written
045 - Task Logging Log II Written
046 - Template Study Configurations Setup II Written
047 - Troubleshooting Observer to Recorder Connection Issues Observer II Written
048 - Using Chat to Communicate with Stakeholders Observer I Written
049 - Video Delay in Observer Observer III Written
050 - View Search Results in the Chart View Analyze II Written
051 - View Survey Answers Analyze II Written
052 - View Your Notes and Markers Following a Session Observer II Written