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Randomize questions, question & answer groups 4 years 5 days ago #52303

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Due to quite frequent requests in the forum, I would like to see the possibility to randomize questions, question groups and if possible answer groups (which do not exist yet, but see www.limesurvey.org/en/support/forums/20-...option-group-headers).

It should be possible to define a group of questions, and those question should be possible to randomize.

Example:

Q1
Q2
Q3a
Q3b
Q3c
Q4
Q5

So the different Q3 questions should be randomized, while the order of the rest stays the same:

Q1, Q2 -start randomize- Q3b/Q3a/Q3c -stop randomize- Q4

The same thing should be possible with groups of questions, example:

Q1
Q2a,b,c
Q3a,b,c
Q4a,b,c
Q5

So this could look like this:
Q1 -start randomize- Q4a,b,c - Q3a,b,c - Q2a,b,c -stop randomize- Q5.

Ideally the questions within the group should be possible to randomize as well (see above).
Have a look at the manual! It is a really valuable source for information. Here some helpful links:
Manual (EN) | Question Types | Question Attributes | Workarounds

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Re:Randomize questions, question & answer groups 4 years 5 days ago #52334

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I agree, this is a very useful feature.

When discussing features, please always add the according idea to the idea tracker and link it here so that other users can vote for it.

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Re:Randomize questions, question & answer groups 4 years 5 days ago #52338

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This makes sense, Mazi. I will do that.
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Manual (EN) | Question Types | Question Attributes | Workarounds

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Re:Randomize questions, question & answer groups 3 years 11 months ago #52963

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Mazi wrote:
When discussing features, please always add the according idea to the idea tracker and link it here so that other users can vote for it.

Since the idea cannot be changed after submitting (or is my impression wrong about that and it can be changed?) I see the purpose of this forum to develop the idea and submitting it after a few pro and cons have been discussed. If nobody is submitting a few words here the submission won't make any sense.
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Re:Randomize questions, question & answer groups 3 years 11 months ago #53005

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jelo wrote:
Since the idea cannot be changed after submitting (or is my impression wrong about that and it can be changed?) I see the purpose of this forum to develop the idea and submitting it after a few pro and cons have been discussed.
I just checked and you can at least edit the proposed solution. So one can outline the problem in details, discuss one or several possible solutions and edit these solutions at a later stage.

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Re:Randomize questions, question & answer groups 3 years 11 months ago #53098

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I am also interested in having the feature Holch describes. I often used the randomize_groups.pdf workaround in 1.87+, but it does not work reliably in 1.90+. (See bug tracker 00557 for additional detail.) Thanks!
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Re:Randomize questions, question & answer groups 3 years 11 months ago #53165

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At least the randomization of groups seems to be implemented for the upcoming 1.91 version: limesurvey.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/li...vision&revision=9528

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Re:Randomize questions, question & answer groups 3 years 11 months ago #53184

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Outstanding!!!

Do we know a release date yet?
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Re:Randomize questions, question & answer groups 3 years 11 months ago #53188

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This would be really great, if we would have at least the randomization of groups. This would help quite a lot already.
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Re:Randomize questions, question & answer groups 3 years 11 months ago #53191

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You should be able to already test the feature at the dev demo system: www.limesurvey.org/en/support/forums/20-...elopment-test-system

Currently there are several new minor features added by Google Code in students so it might take a while thought most of the feature are ready for a first RC version.

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