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TOPIC: Option of "Prefer not to answer" and "Unsure" on numerics

Option of "Prefer not to answer" and "Unsure" on numerics 3 years 1 month ago #66313

I'm on V1.91 and am trying to find a way of providing two additional options "Unsure" and "Prefer not to answer" on a numeric field.

For example, for the question "How tall are you" I need the numeric input field and something like two radio buttons for the "Unsure" and "Prefer not to answer"

One possible solution for this is in the doc under "Multiple question types in array".

May questions are:

1) is this the best way of resolving this
2) How can I make the answers mutually exclusive

Thanks,

Leo
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Re: Option of "Prefer not to answer" and "Unsure" on numerics 3 years 1 month ago #66328

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I wouldn't use radios - there is no way to de-select both after clicking one.

I would use two questions - a numeric followed by a multiple options with two sub-questions. You can use CSS to make the questions appear as one and JavaScript to clear the numeric input if either of the checkboxes are clicked.
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Re: Option of "Prefer not to answer" and "Unsure" on numerics 3 years 1 month ago #66348

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The simplest solution is to ask two questions like:
"Do you know how tall you are?"
[no]
[unsure]
[Prefer not to answer]
[yes] -> I "yes" was chosen, use conditions to show a following numerical question.

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Re: Option of "Prefer not to answer" and "Unsure" on numerics 3 years 1 month ago #66398

Thanks Mazi. Good suggestion. Only problem I have is that I can't change the question as it's already signed off by an Ethics group.

Thanks,

Leo
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Re: Option of "Prefer not to answer" and "Unsure" on numerics 3 years 1 month ago #66412

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Well, the answer to a numeric question is always a number. You could write at the help text that e.g. "0" means "no answer" and entereing "99" will be evaluated as "unsure" or similar.
Besides that there is not much you can do if you don't want to change the survey design.

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Re: Option of "Prefer not to answer" and "Unsure" on numerics 3 years 1 month ago #66491

Just to make it clear, your suggestion is great and work. The shortcoming here user related:-)

Thanks for you help

Leo
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Re: Option of "Prefer not to answer" and "Unsure" on numerics 3 years 1 month ago #66505

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Re: Option of "Prefer not to answer" and "Unsure" on numerics 3 years 1 month ago #66597

Off topic, but am happy to donate. Just need to figure out how to do this most tax effective from Australia
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Re: Option of "Prefer not to answer" and "Unsure" on numerics 3 years 1 month ago #66646

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You can use the payment system from our website. You'll receive a receipt which can be used for your accounting I guess.

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