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Adding and editing questions

Posted: 29th April 2014

This page explains how to: Add questions to your survey. Preview, edit, move, copy and delete a question. Convert a question to a different question type. To access the  Survey builder, go to your Dashboard , locate your survey and click Design. Your Survey’s pages When you first create a survey, you’ll be presented with two blank pages. Page […]

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Question types

Posted: 9th October 2014

Questions with pre-defined answers Questions with pre-defined answers, or closed-ended questions, can make a survey quick for respondents to complete. They also create response data that is easy to quantify and analyse. For example, they can be used to sort responses into demographic sub-groups, such as age, gender, profession, nationality, etc. There are several ways of giving respondents a set number […]

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Multiple choice (single answer) questions

Posted: 12th May 2014

These question types are easy to set up and are the most frequent type of question in online surveys. They allow respondents to pick just one answer from a list of given options.  The “single answer” label refers to the number of answers that a respondent can select – for this question type a respondent […]

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Multiple choice (multiple answers) questions


Multiple choice (multiple answers) questions allow respondents to select one or several answers from a list using tick boxes. By default, all of the answers can be selected by a respondent.  However, this question type allows you (under the advanced options) to restrict the number of answers that a respondent can select.  This means that you […]

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Selection list questions


Selection list questions are similar to multiple choice (single answer) questions. They allow respondents to pick one answer from a drop-down list. They are useful where the list of answers is very long and wouldn’t be suitable to show all in one go. To create a selection list question: In the Survey builder, decide where […]

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Free text questions


Free text questions are typically used to allow respondents to give information, such as their name or email address. They can also be used to ask for people’s opinions, or to provide them with the opportunity to explain a previous answer. However, before allowing respondents to enter large amounts of text, think about how you […]

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Date/time questions

Posted: 1st May 2014

This question type asks respondents to enter a date in the format DD/MM/YYYY and/or time in the format HH:MM. If respondents have Javascript enabled in their browsers, they will also be able to enter the date using a date picker calendar. To create a date/time question: In the Survey builder, decide where you want to […]

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Scale/rank questions

Posted: 19th May 2014

The Scale/rank question type can be used to ask respondents whether they agree or disagree with a number of statements, to rate items on a scale, or to rank items in order of importance or preference, for example. With this question type you can create: Unipolar rating scales Likert scales Semantic differential scales Ranking questions […]

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