The checkbox question type allows respondents to select more than one answer from among a set of checkbox options. You can include text response boxes beside one or all answer choices.
To set up a checkbox question:
- Drag and drop a checkbox question from the Basic Questions palette to the canvas.
- Phrase your question in the Question Title and optionally add an Extra Description.
- Add question answer choices by clicking the + Add button in the choices section and configure their settings. See below for details on settings. You can also use the Bulk option or Extraction to add answer choices. To add an Other, please specify answer choice, click + Add Other. By default this answer choice has a text response box with it.
- Configure Display settings and Options for the question.
- Save your survey.
Click to see settings and options in detail:
|Exclusive Choice||When a respondent selects this choice, they can’t select any other choices. Generally used for an “Other, please specify” option.|
|Select All||When a respondent selects this choice, all other choices are selected.|
|Add text response||When a respondent selects this choice, a text box appears giving them the option of adding a written response.|
|Static Choice||If choices are set to display in random order, this choice will always remain in the same spot.|
|Score||Give your choice a score value.|
|Code||Give your choice a code for SPSS export.|
|Appearance||Select the arrangement you want answer choices to display in. Default is Vertical.|
|Columns||Set how many columns choices should be displayed in. Preview in canvas is not available for this function. Default is one.|
|Display side-by-side||Displays the question on one half of the screen. In order for two questions to display side-by-side, you’ll have to enable this option for both questions. The first question will be on the left and the second on the right.|
|Append to previous question||Use this to make this question appear as if it’s part of the previous question.|
|Optional||Makes question optional. Uncheck to make it required.|
|Randomize choices||Shows answer choices a random order per respondent. Choices that are Static will not be affected by this setting.|
|Alphabetize choices||Shows answer choices in alphabetical order. Choices that are Static will not be affected by this setting.|
|Restrict number of selected choices||Set a minimum and maximum number of choices that must be selected. Optionally edit the error message that displays when respondents have chosen too few or too many answers.|
|Show number of options checked||Displays the number of answers currently selected.|