Sample Training Content

Basic Question Types

In this training, we will learn how to program basic question types.

Basic question types include:

  • Single-select: Allows respondents to select one answer in a list of options.
  • Single Select Grid: Allows the respondent to select buttons in a 2-dimensional grid layout.
  • Multi-select: Allows respondents to check multiple answers from a list of options.
  • Dropdown Menu: Allows respondents to select answers from a dropdown menu of options.
  • Number: Allows respondents to enter a number in an answer field.
  • Text: Allows respondents to enter a text answer or description in an open-ended field.
  • Essay: Allows respondents to enter text answer or description into a large open-ended field than the traditional text element.
  • Descriptive Content: Displays text and/or multimedia to the respondents without requiring interaction.

After learning how to add each of the above survey elements, we will also learn how to add in page breaks, move questions around in the question tree and access the options panel on the right side of the screen. At the end of this task, you should be able to program a simple survey with the basic survey elements.

Deeper Understanding

Basic question types can be equated to the way data is stored in the system. These basic types of questions (single, multi, text, etc.) refer to the underlying structure of the data. We then use these basic types for all sorts of data collection needs. They can be modified in infinite ways to create the specific or unique question you want to ask your respondent. With these few basic data types, you can ask your respondents questions in hundreds of ways (grids, scales, sliders, cardsorts, etc).

Watch the Basic Question Types Training (Duration: 9 minutes)

XML Overview

This is the foundation for programming surveys using the Decipher platform. Be sure to pay close attention here so you can build a solid base from which to advance.

To set the stage, Minh and the class have just finished introducing themselves and are ready to dive into code.

In this training we cover tags and provide an overview of structure, including:

  • Attributes & Tags
  • Self Closing
  • Escaping / CDATA

Watch the XML Overview Training (Duration: 25 minutes)

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