What is Question Logic?
This type of Logic allows you to direct respondents to separate sets of questions according to their answer selections.
Question Logic is not achieved by showing/hiding sets of questions. Instead, you will be required to organize sets of related questions onto their own pages, and direct respondents to these pages through answer choices they select.
Note: Question Logic is not triggered as soon as a respondent selects an answer, it is triggered when they click Next Page. For this reason, we recommend using Question Logic once per page.
Why would I want respondents to skip a question?: Not every question or page will be applicable to all respondents of your survey, so it stands to reason that you’d allow them to skip those that aren’t. E.g. if you included a question along the lines of ‘Have you ever contacted our support department?’, you may want to send those that select ‘Yes’ to a page with the question ‘How did our support staff handle your query?’, whilst sending those who selected ‘No’ to the next set of questions.
Question Logic Menu
To switch to the Question Logic view for your survey, click the Question Logic tab in the Form menu.
This menu allows you to view all logic you have set for questions and to change any default logic for your pages.
How to apply Question Logic
- Open the Form tab in the left
- Click the ⋮ icon next to your survey question
- Select Logic
- Open a dropdown beneath one of your answer options
- Select a page
Suggested uses for Question Logic
Question Logic is essential for those who require maximum control over the data being collected. This is to say that, you can use this type of Logic to set ' Qualification Question’, which are designed to filter out respondents who would provide data/ results which are of no use to you.
There are a few other features that can be used in tandem with Logic to further improve your project. You can employ Question Logic to create a consent form or page by which respondents are allowed access to the rest of the survey if they give consent, or are taken to a ‘Thank You’ page if they refuse. Equally, you could use Question Logic to create Information Request Forms, where you ask respondents for more information regarding an answer selection.
Tips for Using Question Logic
- To ensure clarity when using the Question Logic interfaces, we’d recommend you give each page a unique title. This is because you’ll be asked to select a page to direct respondents to, and headings will allow you to identify the correct page more easily.
- Plan out Question Logic on paper before creating an online survey, this way the separate paths and pages will be much clearer and easier to create.