blockofdatapicture1Divata is a web application used to manage, search, explore and analyze survey data.

Data Independence designs customized Divata tools by utilizing your existing metadata resources and a semi-automated technique for metadata and data capture. This import process generates weighted distributions and case counts for storage in the the Divata database system.  We work iteratively with you to determine the precise needs of all of your stakeholders and then we build the system according to those specific requirements. Explore the  core features of Divata: Search Functionality, Reporting Trends & Individual Data Points, and the advanced tools for generating toplines, running basic crosstabs, and building questionnaires using Divata.

Search Functionality

Data sets are imported into Divata and formatted in an efficient and flexible data structure in order to provide a querying system that utilizes full-text searching capabilities. The database may then be searched for keywords and strings of words directly from within the question text or responses.

Other fields are also captured from the metadata in order to permit Faceted Navigation, a term used to describe the ability to explore by filtering on availableleft-margin information. Facets are helpful to further narrow search results and to allow browsing of the content. A faceted classification system allows the assignment of multiple classifications to a digital object. Customized facets may include keywords, topical tags, field dates, type of sample, location, and any other data classifications that meet your specific needs.

Locating data in the Divata system is an iterative process that permits researchers to select and de-select keyword and facet options throughout the searching process. These faceted selections appear on the left of the screen at all times.


Reporting Results

Divata structures trends in a clear, interactive graphical line chart. Both trends and individual variables are displayed in both tabular and graphical form as pie charts, and line or bar graphs. Individual questions are displayed in standard data tables and also are available in your choice of pie, bar or column graphics. The graphs may be easily exported in desired formats.

From results pages, you may access complete studies to gauge the impact of question order, view additional related material or to plan for more detailed multivariate analysis.


Generate a complete set of topline results for any survey in a snap and then select variables for the next stage of your analysis: running basic crosstabulations.


Advanced Tools: Crosstabs

This capture includes not only the metadata describing each variable, but the resulting data itself which is critical for data analyses.