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            Types of Basic Questions

            There are several different types of questions that can be created in a survey.


            1.  Multiple Choice Format Question: This enables participants to select one choice among multiple different choices. This is also often used for Likert-type or frequency rating scales (e.g., 'strongly agree' to 'strongly disagree'; 'not at all' to 'very often').




            2. Checkbox Question: This allows participants to select multiple options in their response.




            3. Text Question: This allows participants to see text on a single screen. This is often used by researchers to include instructions or a "Consent Form" agreement.




            This question type may also be used to capture text information from participants. For example, capturing qualitative text information.





            4. Multimedia Capture Question: This question type allows participants to provide photo, video, or voice data. Researchers often use this to capture information about the environment that participants are in, or use it to obtain lengthy audio recordings instead of having participants type responses. Researchers can choose from the drop down of the "Input Type" to decide on image, video, or audio data.




            5. Rating "Stars" Question. This question type enables participants to choose the number of "stars" when rating something (e.g., event, movie, restaurant, etc.). Researchers simply put in the number of stars they want the ratings to be upon (e.g., 4 stars, 5 stars, or 7 stars, etc.). Participants can give half star ratings as well (e.g., 3.5 stars). 





            6. Instruction question. As the name implies, this allows researchers to put in instructions or consent form information. This is similar to 'text question' but 'text question' also allows participants to respond with text information. Why do we have a seemingly redundant "instruction" question when we have the "text question"? Well ...




            7. Dropdown Question. The dropdown question enables participants to view and choose one option from a long list of options (e.g., countries, age in years) from a dropdown options box.




            8. Branching Forced Choice Question. This is a complicated question type. But it allows researchers to enable forced choice responses in a two-step process.


            For example: Step 1. Have participants choose between two statements "I enjoy meeting new people" or "I dislike meeting new people". Step 2. The statement chosen (e.g., "I enjoy meeting new people") will be presented along with the options "Always" or "Usually". See video for further information: https://youtu.be/OTXeDcfcyA0


            This can be changed to compare two different attributes among participants. For example, choose between "I am kind" versus "I am a team player". And further gradation can be made on the specific attribute.




            8. Counter QuestionThis provides a way for researcher to capture behavioral occurrences within a specific time period. For example, how many times in the (last) next 10 minutes are you engaging in a behavior? 



            Within the mobile app, participants will be able to use the "+" button to toggle the number of times the behaviors occurred: "Gave Instruction" and/or "Child Obeyed". In this case, a participant "Gave instruction" 4 times and the "Child obeyed" 1 time. This is displayed in the numbers in the parenthesis.



            Updated: 26 Mar 2018 07:05 AM
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