The multiple choice question type lets you set up a question where respondents can select a single answer choice. You can include text response boxes beside one or all answer choices.
To set up a multiple choice question:
- Drag and drop a multiple choice question from the Basic Questions section of the palette to the canvas.
- Phrase your question in the Question Title and optionally add an Extra Description.
- By default the question has two choices. Click the + Add button in the choices section to add more. You can also use the Bulk option or Extraction to add answer choices. Select + Add Other Choice to add an Other, please specify choice with a text response box.
- Configure Display settings and Options for the question.
- Save your survey.
Click to see settings and options in detail:
|Add text response||Adds a text response box to the answer choice. The text response can be made mandatory, have Validation applied, or given an Initial Value to prompt or help out a respondent.|
|Static Choice||Excludes the choice from alphabetic or random ordering.|
|Score||Give your choice a score value.|
|Code||Give your choice a code for SPSS export.|
|Branch to||Set up simple branching for the answer choice.|
|Appearance||Choose the format of your answer choices. Default is vertically arranged radio buttons.|
|Columns||Choose how many columns you want your choices arranged into. 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 to respondents as if it’s part of the previous question.|
|Optional||Makes the question optional. Uncheck to make it required.|
|Randomize Choices||Shows choices in a random order per respondent. Use the Static Choice setting to leave one or more choices in place.|
|Alphabetize Choices||Displays choices in alphanumeric order. Use the Static Choice setting to leave one or more choices in place.|
|Initial Value||Select a answer choice to be preselected.|