Multiple Choice question

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About multiple choice questions

Multiple choice questions present a list of choices (or responses) to the respondent, allowing more than one to be selected.

The various options for multiple choice questions are described below. Once you have finished creating or editing your question, you will need to save it to continue editing your project. To do so, simply click done

Working with choices (responses)

To add a choice (or response) to the list, simply type the response text in new choice text. The choice is created automatically.

Tip: When entering a list of responses, you can save time by pressing the TAB key after typing the choice text; this takes you instantly to the new choice text box, where you can add another choice. In this way, you can keep typing choice texts, and hitting TAB to quickly add the entire list.

To edit an existing choice text, simply click in the choice text, and make changes as required.

Tip: You can also enter texts even more rapidly by clicking quick entry. This presents the choices in a box, where you can enter each choice text on a separate line (type a hard return after each choice to begin a new line). You can also use this mode to paste in a response list from an external document. To return to the standard way of entering choices, and reveal the response choice options, such as anchoring, click manual entry.

To delete a choice, click remove (x) to the right of the choice.

You can add an image to any choice in the list. This is useful for adding brand images, or icons such as checks (ticks) and crosses to indicate yes and no. To set a choice image, clicking the icon to the left of the choice text. For further details on setting the choice image, see setting choice images.

You can change the order in which the choices are presented. To do so, click the "handle" to the left of the choice icon and drag and drop the choice to a new position in the list of choices.

You can set a choice to be exclusive; this means that it cannot be selected in combination with any of the other choices. To so so, click exclusive (the star) near to the choice text box. This can be used, for example, when you have a "none of these" choice; if the respondent has already chosen one or more choices, and then selects "none of these", then the earlier choices are automatically de-selected.

You can anchor any choice in the list, to ensure that it always appears in the same position. This over-rides the randomized or alphabetical choice order options that may be set on the question. To anchor a choice, click the anchored icon next to the choice text. To un-anchor the choice (and allow it to move around according to the question's choice order settings, click the anchored icon again).

Question options

You can add an image to the question as a whole by clicking the icon to the left of the question text. For further details on setting the question image, see setting the question image.

You can set the minimum and maximum number of responses that can be selected (for example, between 1 and 3 responses). To do so, enter these figures in minimum responses and maximum responses. If you set the minimum response to '0', answering the question becomes optional.

There are three options for determining the order in which the choices are presented to the respondent:

Option Description
Fixed choice order Presents the choices to the respondent in the same order they are arranged on this screen.
Randomized choice order Presents the choices to the respondent in a randomized order.
Alphabetical choice order Presents the choices to the respondent in alphabetical order (this can help the respondent find a specific choice in a long choice list). The app displays an alphabetical order scroll bar, which allows respondents to filter the choices alphabetically. Note that this option currently supports only the Western Latin character set (see here). See also: include choice search, described below.

If you select force scroll down, you can oblige the respondent to scroll down the list of choices before answering; this disables the next button until the respondent has scrolled down the entire list. This option is not selected by default.

If you select include choice search, the app will display a text field where the respondent can search for a specific choice. When he or she types the first characters of the choice, the app will filter the choice list to show only the available matching choices. Note that this option can be combined with the option alphabetical order, or used on its own.

Advanced question and choice options

Lumi Say also offers an advanced view, which allows you to view and edit further details of your question, including aliases (used in scripting), ID numbers and quota levels for each choice. To view these options, set the advanced view switch to ON. When advanced view is switched on, you can view and edit the following elements of each choice:

Option Description
Choice ID (shown next to the choice text) Whenever you add a choice to the question, it is automatically assigned a sequential number as its ID. This ID can be used to refer to the choice when creating conditions and filtering. It is possible to change the choice IDs; note that choice IDs must be integer values in the range 1 to 32,767; they may not be negative numbers. 
Choice alias (shown next to the choice ID) The choice alias (which is optional) can be used to refer to the question in the survey logic, and can be shown in reports instead of the choice ID. To set up a choice alias, simply type it in the alias box next to the appropriate choice. The choice alias must be alphanumeric. Note: Usually, you would use the choice ID in survey logic, but you can use the alias for the same purpose.


Displaying your choices

You can display the choice icons only by ticking the option 'display choice icons only', you have the choice to either show the icons in large view (160 pixels height) or a small view (80 pixels height). The platform will show error if the provided imagery has low resolution than what is expected for the selected view.

Details about the script code for multiple choice questions can be found here: multiple choice question (scripting).