Setting the response type
When you create a question, a default response type is set for the pre-defined question styles. You can change the response type according to the question style and the requirements of the questionnaire.
Multi-choice, Single choice and Grid questions
|Multiple||Used in a Multi choice or Grid question when one or more answers can be selected.|
|Single||Used in a Multi choice or Grid question when only one answer is to be selected. For example, Yes/No or Age group questions.|
|Quantity||This will allow only numbers to be entered. The data length will be set at the value 8 and can be changed using the Variable properties window.|
|Literal||This allows the respondent to enter free format text such as names and comments. The default length is 100.|
|Date||A question designed to capture dates in a wide range of formats, entering the day, month and year. Allowances are made for different international standards. Up to 20 characters are allocated to store the date.|
|Time||A question designed to capture times in either 12 or 24 hour format. A.m. and p.m. suffixes are accepted.|
Changing the response type
- Select the question required, or a part of the question required. The toolbar will display the response types appropriate to that type of question.
- Select Response in the toolbar topic list.
- Select the appropriate response from those available for that question type.
- The respondent can only enter responses of the specified type.
If you wish to change the response type for all questions using the current style, then click the Set All button. The Set All option is only available in Style mode. This will also set the underlying response type for that particular style so any new questions created with that style would have the same response type.