You may have already noticed the presence of and made use of the Drill Down question type, though you may be unaware that there are stylistic changes that can be made to the appearance of the question. Visually configuring this question type will allow you to create a whole new question in itself!
For a bit of background information on this question type, for those of you who have yet to experiment with it, it is essentially like being able to ask 2 questions in one! If you, for example, wanted to know where people lived, you could use this question type to find out what country and then also which state/province your respondents lived in. First you would ask a preliminary question, for example: “Which country do you live in?” – giving the option of either Canada or the USA. Once they have chosen one of the two choices, they would then receive a secondary section where the respondent could choose either their province or state.
Another way to look at it, would be to have a question with a main header question and then having a subheading options show up as well.
Two heads are always better than one, so why couldn’t the same go for survey questions?!
In any case, the Drill Down question allows you to ask a 2 part question without having to create two questions, having one question after another. Let me better explain what I mean. Take a look at Drill Down Images 1-3 for a more clear indication of what this means.
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Now that you’ve mastered the art of setting up the drill down question, you can go ahead and alter it to change the way it looks. Luckily, as always, there is a quick and easy way to go about this. All you need to do is go to Display (editing option on the left hand side of your screen) and change the Appearance from Default (Drilldown) to Dropdown.
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And last, but definitely not least, let’s see what the new drill down question looks like now that we’ve changed the format…
Making this minor display change can allow you to create a “revised” version of the drill down, giving the impression of a completely new question type – yet another innovative option from the FluidSurveys team!
*drill down question types are available on the Ultra plan or higher.