ENGAGE HELP CENTER
Survey Toolbox
This guide is will help you navigate the Survey Toolbox and its elements.
Adding and arranging elements
Survey elements (such as questions or panels) can be dragged from the toolbox onto the main design page (questions area). Once these elements are in the questions area, they can be modified, edited, and reordered to suit the needs of a specific survey. Changes can be made both in Properties tab and in Questions area.
Ordering and reordering of each survey element can be done by dragging the hamburger glyph (three horizontal lines) to the top left of each element.
Toolbox elements
Researchers can use any of the elements listed below to create their survey:
Single Input
Single Input allows to ask a simple question or request a non-predetermined input from a respondent. A single line is presented to the respondent and there are no limits on the possible input so the respondent may enter any text and any amount of text determined by validation rules set by the researcher.
Checkbox
Checkbox allows asking multiple-choice questions or items from the respondent. Multiple items can be checked and only those checked are recorded in the survey.
Radiogroup
Radiogroup also allows asking multiple-choice questions or items from the respondent. However, only one item may be selected from this list.
Dropdown
A respondent is presented with a drop-down list of items. Only one of these items can be selected, and only the selected item will be recorded in the survey response. This can be useful when the respondent is presented with an extensive list of choices - e.g. cities, countries.
Comment
The Comment survey element asks for a non-predetermined input from a respondent. A text box is presented to the respondent. There are no limits on the possible input so the respondent may enter any text and any amount of text.
Rating
The Rating survey element asks a respondent to choose a number across the range presented. Only one value may be selected.
Boolean
The Boolean survey element presents a respondent with a yes or no answer. The respondent's response will be recorded in the survey as true (yes) or false (no).
HTML
The HTML tool enables HTML to be added to the survey allowing for diverse formatting for text (see example below), paragraphs, and the inclusion of links and images.
Multiple Text
The Multiple Text survey element allows for a respondent to input multiple Single line inputs. See 'Single Input' above for a basic description. Multiple Text presents a stacked series of Single Input entries.
Matrix (Single Choice)
It allows for an array of radio buttons to be presented to the survey respondent in rows and columns. The number of rows and columns can be adjusted, however, only one item per row can be selected. Names of rows and columns can be edited via the properties tab. The order that rows are presented to the respondent can be set to random or initial (the latter will sort rows alphabetically by the first letter).
Matrix (Multiple Choice)
This survey element presents a survey respondent with an array of columns and rows. Each cell of the array can be configured with a list of selectable items. These selectable items can be presented to the respondent through the following cell types:
Dropdown Checkbox Radiogroup Single Input Comment Boolean Expression Rating The number of columns and rows, the title of rows, and the value of the selectable item can also be edited via the Properties tab.
Matrix (Dynamic Rows)
Dynamic Row Matrix contains the same functionality as the Matrix (Multiple Choice) element above but adds a dynamic element that is controlled by a survey respondent. Respondents can add or remove rows according to their needs.
Editing choices
To successfully add choices, rows, and columns to the survey elements listed, the properties tab is used, where various dropdown menus are shown depending on the survey element selected.
Researchers can add choices, assign labels to data items, as well as assign points to certain responses, that are used to present participants with result-specific reports at the end of the survey.
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