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Multiple choice with comments: check several boxes before entering comments? 7 months 4 days ago #104033

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The "multiple choice with comments" question seems to be set up so that as each box is checked, the survey-taker must enter comments in the corresponding text-box before checking another box--otherwise the previous box unchecks itself. Some survey-takers prefer to check a box and immediately comment, check another box and immediately comment, etc., so they have no problem. But other survey-takers prefer to check all the appropriate boxes and then make all the comments, and they then mistakenly think that the survey question will not accept more than one checked box--and we, the survey-makers, do not get all the data we would otherwise collect. Is there any way around this, short of the somewhat awkward one of including instructions (e.g., "Please comment for each checked box before checking another box") as part of the question?
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Multiple choice with comments: check several boxes before entering comments? 7 months 3 days ago #104066

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Hi,

You can put a feature request i think, otr maybe a bug report.

But you can update the JS used here: add a js function in your template.js
doMultipleChoiceWithComments(qID,when)
And look at scripts/multiplechoice_withcomments.js for inspiration.

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Multiple choice with comments: check several boxes before entering comments? 7 months 3 days ago #104084

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Thanks for your response. I'm not a programmer, but will pass on your suggestion to someone who not only knows what JS stands for (as I do), but who knows how to use it (as I don't).

Meanwhile, I will put in a feature request, as I think this would be a useful change--as I said in my original post, the current structure of the multiple-choice-with-comments question contributes to incomplete data collection.
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Multiple choice with comments: check several boxes before entering comments? 7 months 3 days ago #104085

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And why not use advanced settings to "deactivate control on checkbox" ?

Then : no javascript is done when user check/uncheck checkbox or fill/empty input text.
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Multiple choice with comments: check several boxes before entering comments? 7 months 3 days ago #104095

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Ah yes--setting "remove text or uncheck box automatically" to "no" (in advanced settings) solves the problem. I didn't do that before because I didn't notice that option. I still think the default ought to be that the surveyee can check boxes and enter comments in any order, rather than that the survey designer has to fish around in advanced settings to make that happen, and I'll suggest so to Lime--but again, this solves the problem.

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Multiple choice with comments: check several boxes before entering comments? 7 months 15 hours ago #104151

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Hi,

Default are the same way than old version, then when user update there are no change here. :)
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