A question series (or "poll" series) presents each question one at a time.
Check out the quick video below to see skip-logic in action!
While skip-logic for Content + Questions involves linear "skips" across multiple steps, like leap frog, poll series questions are organized vertically, more like a ladder. All questions in a Question Series are on a single page on the backend (Admin side.)
How to Add Skip-Logic Rule:
First, create your project & add your survey questions. If you haven't already, make sure your survey's display format is set to Question Series. You can change your site format at any time on the Settings tab.
Once you've laid out your survey, you can add skip-logic on the Page & Survey tab.
Scroll down to the green + New Question button.
In the Create a new question pop-up window, scroll down to the Other section at the bottom & click Skip-Logic Rule.
In the next pop-up window, select the question's response that will trigger the Skip-Logic from the Rule Type drop-down menu. We often call this the trigger question. In this case, we'll chose "Yes" under the "Are you a U.S. Citizen?" question:
Next, we'll select the Skip to Question from the drop-down menu. In this example, if the participant answers "No," we'd like "No" to trigger the skip to “Do you own a house?” instead of the next military-related question.
Click Save Skip Logic to continue:
📢 Important note:
The Skip-Logic Rule must follow directly below the trigger question.
The Skip-Logic Rule will appear at the bottom of your list of questions on the Page & Survey tab. Drag and drop the Skip-Logic Rule directly under the question it affects. Just hover your mouse over the three bars to the left of the rule. (Due to differences in operating systems, your cursor may switch to crossed arrows, a double-ended arrow ⬍, or hand ☝︎)
Unlike the content + questions format, the trigger question does not have to be the last on the page for skip-logic to work properly in a question series. You can also have more than one Skip-Logic Rule on the page. Just remember to put the Skip-Logic Rule directly below the trigger question. If you have several answer options that should trigger a skip, make sure they are all directly under the question they trigger Skip-Logic for.
For example, If you had answer options A, B, C, & D, you can assume that one of these answers will allow the user to proceed to the subsequent question. The other 3 answers will need their own Skip-Logic Rule. All 3 rules (in this case) would need to follow the trigger question.
Now, let’s take a look at how this logic works in real time.
Scroll to the top of the page and click View Live Site at the right of the page.
In our example, there is no skip-logic needed if the participant answers “Yes” to the question: “Do you have military experience?” The survey will advance to the next question in the survey question series: “In which branch of the military did you serve?”
For those that answer "No," clicking next will advance the survey to the Question "Do you own a house?" automatically.
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