For more complex survey structure, surveys can be organized into different types of question blocks. The advantage of grouping questions is that you can choose to randomize all questions within the "Group" box only, or you may choose to keep the order of questions within the "Group" sequential even when all other questions outside of it are randomized within the survey.
There are two main types of question blocks:
1. Group: The "Group" question format allows researchers to organize a set of questions into groups.
The questions themselves need not be formatted or phrased as questions (i.e., checkboxes, instructions, etc.). For example, a researcher may be interested in capturing information about an activity people are engaged in as depicted in the four questions below.
As circled above, the "Group" question format can be found along the "Questions" row. Clicking on that option will bring up a "Group" box for you to drag and drop all of your questions into, or create new questions directly within by clicking the "+" icon.
The "Group" is completed when all questions are within the box as seen below.
2. Question Group: The "Question Group" is another way to organize questions. For "Question Group," all of the questions need to have the same response format within the group. This is the major difference from the "Group" type which allows for various types of response formats. In general, researchers find it most useful to use the "Question Group" for repeated questions with the same type of rating format. For example, asking participants if they "Strongly Agree" or "Strongly Disagree" to different statements on concepts such as personality, attitudes, emotions, etc.
The "Question Group" can also be found next to the "Questions" row as circled below.
Clicking on the "Question Group" brings up the "Question Group" box.
There are several steps to filling the "Question Group."
Step 1. Choose the type of response format on the right panel.
Step 2. Decide on the number of response options by clicking on the "+" button under "Choices" in the right panel.
Step 3. Fill in the appropriate response categories. In this example, we used the pre-fill choice range "Strongly Agree" to "Strongly Disagree."
Step 4. Fill in the question title.
Step 5. After entering the first question title, you can create additional questions and corresponding titles within the group using the "+" button located along the "Question Group" row on the left panel.
Step 6. Fill in more of the question titles.
You can then decide whether to randomize the questions within the "Question Group," drag them into a different order, or leave them in the order in which they were created.