Questionnaire

A questionnaire allows you to present one or more questions displayed in a single screen. Question and answer types include:

Questionnaires need to be coupled with a keyboard response or a buttons response in order to move the study forward. Text responses can also be recorded.

If the minimum requirements for any question have not been met (such as minimum answers/required answer) then the study is prevented from moving forward until those requirements are met. Questions whose requirements have not been met will be highlighted.

Creating a questionnaire

Questionnaires can be added to the study sequence or to a trial block. Click New item, select Questionnaire from the type list and select one of the following creation options:

  • New: create a new questionnaire.
  • Copy: copy another questionnaire from the current study.

Creating a multi-page questionnaire

For multi-page questionnaires and their associated counterbalancing techniques see How to make a multi-page questionnaire.

Editing the heading

You can edit the questionnaire heading text by clicking Edit on the heading in the view panel. Removing the heading text will remove the heading entirely.

Adding a question

To add a question, click on New question. When creating a new question, you can choose to start with a blank slate or to copy an existing question from the study.

Editing a question

Click Edit in the top left corner of the question (Figure 1). From here you can edit the question text as well as the answer options and style. To save your changes, click on Save in the top right corner of the question editor. To cancel your changes, click Cancel

Figure 1. Open question editor

Removing a question

A question can be removed by clicking Delete in the top right corner fn the question.

Adding a response

To add a response to your questionnaire, click on New response. When creating a new response, you can choose to start with a blank slate or to copy an existing response from the study. Questionnaires need to be coupled with a keyboard response or a buttons response in order to move the study forward.

Editing a response

You can edit a response by clicking Edit on the response construct in the view panel. See the particular response construct for more information:

Removing a response

A response construct can be removed from the questionnaite by clicking Delete on the response construct in the view panel.

Reordering questions

Question order can be changed by dragging and dropping within the the view panel, or by dragging and dropping within the study tree.

Randomizing question order

To randomize the question order in a questionnaire, select Random from the Question order drop-down list in the questionnaire view panel (Figure 2).

Figure 2. Setting question order

Randomizing questionnaire order

Multiple questionnaires can be grouped for the purposes of block counterbalancing. A study can contain multiple counterbalanced groups. In order to enable block counterbalancing, each questionnaire must be a sub-construct of a trial block. Block counterbalancing can be set at the root of the study tree (Figure 3). See Counterbalancing trial blocks for more detail.

Figure 3. Study tree root