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Adding sub-questions

You can add sub-questions (also known as follow-on questions) to any type of question.

Where the parent question is a multiple choice or selection list question, you can choose to make the sub-questions visible only if a certain answer option is selected in the parent.

To add a sub-question:

  1. Add the parent question as normal.
  2. Within the question box of the parent question, click on Add item.  The list of question types will appear, and each will be referred to as a sub-question.  If the list does not call each question type a sub-question, you have not clicked in the correct place.  Ensure you are clicking Add item within the brown box surrounding the parent question.

  1. Choose the appropriate question type, and set the question text and advanced options as desired.
  2. If the parent question is a multiple choice or selection list question, there will be a new Advanced option called Dependency. Here, you can choose to show the sub-question only if one or more of the answer options of the parent question is selected by the respondent. (This option is not available if the sub-question is a grid question.)

  1. Once you have provided the question text and set the advanced options, click Add question.
  2. The sub-question will appear within the parent question box.

You can now:

  • Preview your question/sub-question combination by clicking on the preview icon Preview icon at the top of the page that your questions appear on.
  • Edit the sub-question by clicking on the edit icon Edit question icon.
  • Move, copy delete or convert (if applicable) the sub-question by clicking on the cog_blue small Question actions icon.
  • Add further sub-questions to the parent question by clicking Add item within the parent question box (light brown), either above or below the new sub-question.
  • Add a sub-question to the sub-question by clicking Add item within the sub-question box (darker brown).