Standard question types

What are the different standard question types available?

Multiple Choice Questions

  • Multiple Choice (Select One): This is a multiple choice single select question. Radio buttons are used for single select type questions. Answer option orientation can either be vertical (default setting) or Horizontal.Survey Software Help Image
  • Multiple Choice (Select Many): This is a multiple choice multiple select question. Check boxes are used for multiple select type questions. Answer option orientation can either be vertical (default setting) or Horizontal.Survey Software Help Image
  • Drop Down Menu: Drop down menu question type is used when the number of options is more. For example you want users to select their country. Instead of displaying all the options, we can simply add them in a drop down menu.Survey Software Help Image

Text Questions

  • Comment Box : This is an Open Ended Text type question where users can input long text, single row text, numeric text, or an email address.
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  • Contact Info: This question is used for gathering basic contact information, including First Name, Last Name, Email Address, Mailing Address, and Phone Number.
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Matrix TableA matrix question is a series of questions that share the same answer choices

  • Select One: This question can be used when we need to group questions that have the same answer option scale. Consolidated reporting can be done on Matrix questions.
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  • Select Many: Matrix question where respondents can select multiple options.
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  • Spreadsheet: Matrix questions with text input options.
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Ordering: Ordering Question type allows to arrange items in order of their preference.

  • Rank Order: Rank order scaling questions allow a certain set of brands or products to be ranked based upon a specific attribute or characteristic.
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  • Drag & Drop: Respondents can drag and drop the answer choices to re-order them as they choose.
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  • Constant Sum: A constant sum question permits collection of “ratio” data, meaning that the data is able to express the relative value or importance of the options (option A is twice as important as option B).
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Rating: Rating questions allows respondents to compare different items using a common rating scale or to compare a list of items to each other.

  • Smiley: The smiley question is a 5-point rating scale, intended to represent a range of sentiments from negative to neutral to positive.Survey Software Help Image
  • Star Rating: Rank answer choices using gold stars.Survey Software Help Image
  • Vote Up/Down: Ask a binary rating question using a thumbs up or thumbs down image to help define the rating options.
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Image and Video: This question category offers the following options – select one, select many, rating, or video.

  • Select One: Ask users to select one image from a set of images presented.
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  • Select Many: Ask users to select many images from a set of images presented.
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  • Rating: Ask users to rate items that are represented using images.
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  • Video: Ask respondents to watch a video and then provide feedback.

Push to Social: This question allows respondents to rate an item, then, depending on the rating, recommends that the respondent share their experience via social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, and Google+.

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Presentation Text: Presentation / Heading question type is used only for display purpose. No user input is expected.

    • Presentation Text
    • Section Heading
    • Section Sub-Heading
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Date / Time: This question offers the option of selecting a date and specifying a time along with the date.

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Captcha: This question allows validation that the respondent is an actual respondent and not a bot designed to try to submit random answers to a form or survey.

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