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Question and Element Types

 

There are a number of available survey elements currently included in the survey editor. When you add a new survey element and select the type of element, a description is provided. Below is an overview of each of these features:

1:  Basic Elements

Single Select Question

Single-select questions offer both 1 and 2-dimensional (rows and columns) options, allowing the flexibility of one answer per row or per column in 2-dimensional questions.

Learn more:  Single Select Question

Single Select Grid Question

Single select grid questions allow respondents to select one answer for each option.

Learn more: Single Select Grid Question

Multi-Select Question

Multi-select questions are available in 1 or 2-dimensions, and answer options can also be set to exclusive.

Learn more:  Multi-Select Question

Dropdown Menu Question

This is a dropdown question, allowing 1, 2, or 3 dimensions (rows, columns, and choices).

Learn more:  Dropdown Menu Question

Number Question

This is an open-ended question restricting only numeric values.

Learn more:  Number Question

Text Question

This is an open-ended question type allowing alpha-numeric responses.

Learn more:  Text Question

Essay Question

The respondent is given a larger open-ended answer field than the traditional text question, where they may enter a longer open-ended, alpha-numeric response. This question can have a single entry form or multiple rows and/or columns.

Learn more: Essay Question

Descriptive Content Element

Text is displayed directly to the respondent without a question option.

Learn more:  Descriptive Content Element

2:  Dynamic Question Styles

FIR for Single-Select Questions

Form image replacement is a unique, mobile-compatible style that can be applied to single-select questions in the survey editor, creating a more visually engaging experience for respondents.

Learn more:  Form Image Replacement Question Style & Working With Form Image Replacement

FIR for Multi-Select Questions

Form image replacement is a unique, mobile-compatible style that can be applied to multi-select questions in the survey editor, creating a more visually engaging experience for respondents.

Learn more:  Form Image Replacement Question Style & Working With Form Image Replacement

3:  Dynamic Elements

Audio Player

Respondents listen to an audio clip. The audio player element utilizes multi-select form, with no answer options. It is desktop, tablet and smartphone compatible.

Learn more:  Audio Player Element

Button Rating

Respondents click buttons to rate the question. The button rating element is a dynamic alternative to number form.

Learn more:  Button Rating Question & Customizing the Button Rating Element

Button Select (Single-Select)

The button select (single-select) element utilizes a single-select form and must contain buttons. It is a 1-dimensional version of the button select grid question.

Learn more: Button Select (Single-Select) Element

Button Select (Multi-Select)

The button select (multi-select) element utilizes a multi-select form and must contain buttons. It is a 1-dimensional version of the button select grid question.

Learn more:  Button Select (Multi-Select) Question

Button Select Grid (Single-Select)

The button select (single-select) element is a dynamic alternative to a single-select question and must contain buttons, or buttons, rows and/or column legend text. The format matches familiar real-world usage (e.g., ATM machines) that most respondents are familiar with. Selecting answers requires very little effort because of the large hit area.

Learn more:  Button Select Grid (Single-Select) Question & Customizing the Button Select Grid Element

Button Select Grid (Multi-Select)

The button select grid (multi-select) element is a dynamic alternative to a multi-select question and must contain buttons, or buttons, rows and/or column legend text. The format matches familiar real-world usage (e.g., ATM machines) that most respondents are familiar with. Selecting answers requires very little effort because of the large hit area.

Learn more:  Button Select Grid (Multi-Select) Question & Customizing the Button Select Grid Element

Card Sort (Single-Select)

The card sort (single-select) element is a dynamic alternative to a single-select question and must contain cards (i.e., rows) and buckets (i.e., columns). The respondent answers the question by placing cards into buckets.

Learn more:  Card Sort (Single-Select) Question & Customizing the Card Sort Element

Card Sort (Multi-Select)

The card sort (multi-select) element is a dynamic alternative to a multi-select question and must contain cards (i.e., rows) and buckets (i.e., columns). The respondent answers the question by placing cards into buckets.

Learn more:  Card Sort (Multi-Select) Question & Customizing the Card Sort Element

Card Rating Question

The card rating question allows respondents to rate (or categorize) elements. Respondents view cards one at a time and select one button below to rate them. Once rated, the carousel of cards automatically advances to the next card.

Learn more: Card Rating Question & Customizing the Card Rating Question

Image Map

The image map element utilizes a text area type question with one to three markers. It offers a fully interactive experience, allowing the respondent to capture different areas of the image to show what interests them instead of manually typing a description.

Learn more:  Image Map Question & Customizing the Image Map Element

Media Evaluator

The media evaluator element allows respondents to engage in a video and rate their feedback as it plays. This element utilizes a text area type question.

Learn more:  Media Evaluator Element & Customizing the Media Evaluator Element

Page Turner

Respondents interact with a magazine-like layout, while the system tracks the time spent on each page. The page turner element utilizes number form and must contain multiple pages (i.e., rows).

Learn more:  Page Turner Element

Quester Interactive Text Box

The Quester interactive text box element is a dynamic and interactive alternative to an open-ended question. It is similar to an instant messaging session, where follow-up probes are delivered by an automated conversational moderator. Open-ended questions are shown in the interactive text box (ITB) and the respondent taking the interview is able to type their responses directly in the ITB.

Learn more:  Quester Interactive Text Box Element & Customizing the Quester Interactive Text Box Element

Rank Sort

The rank sort element utilizes a select form and must contain multiple labels and items. The respondents rank answers by dragging an item into a rank position.

Learn more:  Rank Sort Question & Customizing the Rank Sort Element

Rating Scale

The rating scale element is a dynamic alternative to a single-select question, and must contain multiple rows and columns. The respondent rates answers by positioning a button for each item into a rating location.

Learn more:  Rating Scale Question & Customizing the Rating Scale Element

Slider

Respondents move a slider to a point on the scale to answer the question. The slider element utilizes a number form and must contain a value range for the slider points, and may contain multiple sliders (i.e., rows).

Learn more:  Slider Question & Customizing the Slider Element

Slider Decimal

Respondents move a slider to a point on the scale to answer the question. The slider decimal element utilizes a number form and must contain a value range for the slider points (decimal points supported), and may contain multiple sliders (i.e., rows).

Learn more:  Slider Decimal Question & Customizing the Slider Decimal Element

Slider Points

Respondents move a slider to a point on the scale to answer the question. The slider point element utilizes select form, and must contain multiple points. Additional sliders are optional.

Learn more:  Slider Rating Question & Customizing the Slider Points Element

Star Rating

The star rating element is a dynamic alternative to a select question, and must contain star values, as well as rows and/or columns. The respondent answers the question by selecting a star value. This element is mobile compatible.

Learn More:  Star Rating Question & Customizing the Star Rating Element

Text Highlighter

The text highlighter element offers an interactive experience, allowing the respondent to rate the likability of the concept/text by highlighting the words or sentences. It utilizes a select type question with at least one marker and multiple highlightable text items.

Learn more:  Text Highlighter Question & Customizing the Text Highlighter Element

This or That

The This or That element allows you to set labels on both the left and right side of the response forms, creating a question where respondents can rate their preference toward either. Each row is shuffled once per respondent. This element is not optimized for mobile compatibility due to the fact that it must contain multiple rows and columns.

Learn more:  This or That Question

Timer Ad Test

Respondents view an ad for a predetermined amount of time, and then proceed automatically to the next page. The timer ad test element utilizes multi-select form with no answer options.

Learn more:  Page Timer Element

Video Player

Respondents are shown a video. The video player element utilizes a multi-select form without traditional answer options. Videos are hosted through Brightcove.

Learn more:  Video Player Element & Customizing the Video Player

Video Player (YouTube/Vimeo)

This video player element allows you to quickly add videos to your survey from popular hosting services, such as YouTube or Vimeo. No additional Decipher fees apply to play these videos as part of your survey experience to the respondent. This element utilizes number form, capturing the number of seconds the respondent stays on the page.

Learn more:  Video Player (YouTube/Vimeo) Element

Video Testimonial

The video testimonial element allows a respondent to provide feedback to a question via a video recording. Through the video testimonial, the true voice of the respondent is captured because with a video recording you can additionally read voice tone and volume and even the facial expression of the respondent.

Learn more:  Video Testimonial Element & Customizing the Video Testimonial Element

4:  Structural Elements

Quota Element

Respondent flow management; the quota will restrict the number of respondents allowed through the  survey.

Learn more:  Quota Element

Skip Element

Will skip respondents to a target defined later in your project.

Learn more:  Skip Element

Section Element

Section is for organizational reporting purposes only and will not be shown to respondents.

Learn more:  Section Element

Terminate Element

Screen respondents based on responses.

Learn more:  Terminate Element

Block Element

Blocks can be used for advanced rotation and randomization. Display 1 of X questions/elements or rotate a defined number of questions/elements.

Learn more:  Block Element

Autofill Element

Autofill is a hidden question used for creating segments, auto-punching and advanced piping.

Learn more:  Autofill Element

Loop Element

Looping is a hidden question that allows for the ability to setup a series of options, either manually or copied from a previous element, and piping individually through a series of shared questions.

Learn more:  Loop Element

Exec Element

Exec is a hidden question that allows advanced users with programming experience to add Python code in the survey.

Learn more:  Exec Element

Alert

The alert element is used to send a customized email if a respondent matches the condition set up on the element. For example, you may want to know if a respondent was not satisfied with your service, or wants more information and followup from your company.

Learn more:  Alert Element

Import Data

The import data element allows you to import previously collected data into your survey for appending to the report and dataset, or using to pipe details or control the flow of respondents through the survey.

Learn more:  Import Data Element

Note

The note element allows you to leave comments to yourself or anyone else editing the survey in the survey editor. Note elements only appear in the survey editor and are not included when testing the survey with tools or in the report, and they are not shown to respondents.

Learn more:  Note Element