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condition iconAdding conditions to sub-questions

Some of the question types that we offer, can actually consist of several sub questions. For example, a rating question can have several items that respondents can rate. In this case, we can consider each one of these items a “sub-question”. Other examples of sub-questions are Likert Scale, and Multiple Textbox.

Let’s have a look at the following example which is a Likert Scale question.

*How likely are to own the following pets again?

Dog

  • Extremely likely
  • Likely
  • Neutral
  • Unlikely
  • Extremely unlikely
The example above shows a required question with likert scale question type. Because this type of question has sub-questions (which in this case are: Dog, Cat, Hamster, and Fish) survey creators must assign conditions (rules) for sub-questions. Next illustration shows the layout, when you are adding a survey logic for these types of questions with sub-questions.

Therefore, when you want to add a logic rule to these types of questions which contain several sub-questions, our system will primarily show you an additional menu for choosing a “condition for sub-questions”. After choosing a suitable condition, you’ll be able to continue and add the actual condition; which in this applies to any, none of, or all of the subquestions.

Logic Flow #1
IF
survey logic, if answer to the following questionanswer to the following question
*How likely are to own the following pets again?
Choose a conditions for sub-questions
  • logic rule icon for choice based questions (for any chosen sub-question)and any of the selected sub-questions below
  • logic rule icon for choice based questions (for not chosen sub-question)and any of the unselected sub-questions below
  • logic rule icon for choice based questions (for all chosen sub-questions)and exactly all of the selected sub-questions below
  • Dog
  • Cat
  • Hamster
  • Fish
Choose a condition
  • Extremely likely
  • Likely
  • Neutral
  • Unlikely
  • Extremely unlikely
The example above shows a required question with likert scale question type. Because this type of question has sub-questions (which in this case are: Dog, Cat, Hamster, and Fish), survey creators must assign conditions (rules) for sub-questions. Read more about each logic condition for sub-questionsfurther down.

So, here are the conditions that you can choose for sub questions:

 

any selected sub-questions

and any of the selected sub-questions below

By choosing this condition, you are telling our system to apply the next condition, to each one of the sub-questions that you choose here.

For example, if you have a Likert Scale question with several sub-questions (Likert Items), you can choose this condition and select 2 of the sub-questions. In this case, any condition you choose further down, will be valid only for those two sub-questions that you have selected.

Now let’s imagine your condition is “is any of the following”. So this will be the rule:

If answer to the following question (your likert scale question), and any of the selected sub-questions below (your chosen sub-questions “cat” or “dog”), is any of the following (“Extremely likely” or “Likely”), then do some kind of action.

Logic Flow #1
IF
survey logic, if answer to the following questionanswer to the following question
*How likely are to own the following pets again?
logic rule icon for choice based questions (for any chosen sub-question)and any of the selected sub-questions below
  • Dog
  • Cat
  • Hamster
  • Fish
logic rule icon for choice based questions (for any chosen choices)is
  • Extremely likely
  • Likely
  • Neutral
  • Unlikely
  • Extremely unlikely
THEN
Choose an action
This rule means, our system should perform some action (a consequence that you define later in this logic flow) as soon as a participant selects one of the choices of “Extremely likely” or “Likely”, as an answer for likert items of “Cat” or “Dog”.
Note:

In the example above, it doesn’t matter which one of the likert items of “Dog” or “Cat” gets this answer; with this chosen conditions, any of them can trigger this survey logic.

any unselected sub-questions

and any of the unselected sub-questions below

This is the reverse version of the previously explained condition. Choosing this means, logic conditions which are defined for this questions, will be valid only for those sub-questions that are not selected by you.

Logic Flow #1
IF
survey logic, if answer to the following questionanswer to the following question
*How likely are to own the following pets again?
logic rule icon for choice based questions (for not chosen sub-question)and any of the unselected sub-questions below
  • Dog
  • Cat
  • Hamster
  • Fish
logic rule icon for choice based questions (for any chosen choices)is
  • Extremely likely
  • Likely
  • Neutral
  • Unlikely
  • Extremely unlikely
THEN
Choose an action
This rule means, our system should perform some action (a consequence that you define later in this logic flow) if a participant selects “Extremely likely” or “Likely”, as an answer for any likert items except “Cat” or “Dog”.
Note:

TIt doesn’t matter which one of the other likert items of get this answer; with this chosen conditions, any of them can trigger this survey logic.

exactly all selected sub-questions

and exactly all of the selected sub-questions below

This condition means all of the chosen sub-question should meet the requirements, for the logic to be triggered. So, imagine putting this condition on the previous example.

Logic Flow #1
IF
survey logic, if answer to the following questionanswer to the following question
*How likely are to own the following pets again?
logic rule icon for choice based questions (for all chosen sub-questions)and exactly all of the selected sub-questions below
  • Dog
  • Cat
  • Hamster
  • Fish
logic rule icon for choice based questions (for any chosen choices)is
  • Extremely likely
  • Likely
  • Neutral
  • Unlikely
  • Extremely unlikely
THEN
Choose an action
This rule means, our system should perform some action (a consequence that you define later in this logic flow) if a participant selects “Extremely likely”, as an answer for both likert items of “Cat” and “Dog”.
Note:

It is important that both likert items of “Cat” and “Dog” get this answer! Otherwise, if only one of them receive “Extremely likely” and the other one receive something else, this logic rule will not get triggered.


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