Survey Desing - Properties
This guide is made to help you understand the Survey Designer properties.
Overall properties for the survey, its pages, and each element can be accessed and edited by clicking the Properties tab on the right side of the page.
Properties tab contains multiple dropdown menus, that may differ for some of the questions, but mainly consist of:
In this tab the user can edit:
Question name and title
Name refers to the question as a logical entity that can be referred to within data exports or when building the survey logic. The title refers to text that is directed to the survey respondent and it may be unsuitable for use within the terse structure of the survey's logic.
An example of a Name might be "Q1age" while the corresponding Title might be "What is your age?".
User can also add a description to the question to provide some additionalinformation to the participants
If there is no Title given, the Name will be used instead.
Requirement and visibility settings
- Visibility setting is used to avoid showing the question that is not enabled unless there was a certain response provided previously (Conditional logic).
- Requirement setting is used to make the question mandatory. The participant can proceed to the next page or finish the survey withoun completing the required question.
- "Read only" is used in cases where the researcher wants to show the question or any other information to the participants, while not collecting any information within this element.
Other settings in the General dropdown
For some survey elements, such as "Single Input" this menu contains additional settings, that allow the researcher to select the input type, minimal and maximal values, and other parameters.
Every survey element can be triggered by any question within the survey. This allows the visibility or availability of each element to be conditional on the responses made elsewhere.
To build the Logic Expression for the element, the user has to choose how they would like to trigger the element. After selecting one of the Logic settings (Visible, Enabled, Required if) user is directed to the "Select question" dropdown, which lists all available questions in the survey. The dialogue will list these by Name.
Select the question you would like to use within the Expression. Once selected, you will be able to select the Operator you would like to apply to your chosen question (e.g. equals, contains, is not empty).
Depending on the type of question you have chosen, only some of these Operators may be available and others will be grayed out.
Allows editing the visual alignment of the survey element within the survey page.
Users can align the element itself and its Number and Title as well, by changing the width, indent, space, etc. The Number and Title of the element can also be hidden through this menu.
This field allows the user to determine the Default value or the Correct answer if it is necessary.
Multiple values can be marked Correct answer at the same time.
Default value is the value set by the researcher, shown as a pre-filled survey element, which is recorded as it was set unless the participant makes any changes to it.
This feature is important to determine the ranges and requirements for the data provided by the participant.
For example, while asking about the age, the researcher can set value limits, and expression limits, to avoid unusable entries (example for age would be numbers like 150, 16.5, -20, and others).
Users can also add the error text, if the question was required and left empty, or to inform the participant about validation requirements:
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