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Radio buttons

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    When to use?

    Radio buttons should be used when only one of multiple response alternatives can be chosen.

    How to create?

    To create a radio button, you click the option in the menu on the left hand side of the screen and it will be added as the last question at the bottom of the page you are currently editing. You will be given an option to specify the question with a description or heading but this field can be left blank.

    To add answer alternatives to your question, click “Click to edit text” on the specific row you wish to add the alternative to.
    To add more rows to your question press the following icon:

    To delete an added alternative, hold your cursor over the alternative and press the following icon:

    Note: We advise you not to delete answer alternatives after the survey has been activated and you have started to receive answers. This may cause you to lose response data or cause data offset in your report.

     

    How to customise?

    Required: Click “Required” if you want the response of this question to be mandatory.
    Horizontal: Click “Horizontal” if you want the response alternatives to be presented horizontally in the survey.
    Random order: Click Random order” if you want all response alternatives to be presented in a random order.
    Random order -1: Click Random order -1″ if you want all response alternatives, except the last alternative, to be presented in a random order.
    Random order -2: Click Random order -2″ if you want all response alternatives, except the last two alternatives, to be presented in a random order.
    Weight: Click “Weight” to provide you with the the possibility to weight the response alternatives. Weighting the response alternatives gives you the ability to draw different types of values in your report. For example, an average value and the standard deviation of the answers.
    Add textbox to last option: Click “Add textbox to last option” to add a textbox linked to the last answer option. For example, if you want the respondent to write something other than the default options (for example, “Other”). Note: The character limit for the textbox/text area is 32,000 characters. This is set as the limit because it is the maximum amount of characters that fit into an Excel cell and, hence, ensures that export is possible.
    Add many: Will give you the possibility to add large quantities of response alternatives by copying and pasting them from an Excel list or text document. To use this, click “Add many” and then paste all response options to the textbox, with a line break between the options.
    NPS: Will give this question the feature of an NPS question. Please note, the NPS functionality is only usable for questions with the proper NPS scale 0-10.
    Save as: This will give you the option to change question type.  You can use this option for radio buttons, checkboxes and drop-down menus.

    Note: We advise you not to use “Save as” after the survey has been activated and you have started to receive answers. This may cause you to lose response data or cause data offset in your report.

     

    Radio buttons in respondent view:

    Horizontal radio buttons in respondent view:

     

    Questions and Answers

    Question: Can I add text boxes to several answer options of my radio button question?
    Answer: No, that is currently not possible. You can only add a text box to the last answer option. If you need several free-text answers, consider creating several textboxes on one page.