Unchecking radio buttons

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4 years 4 months ago #92799 by tpphilipp
tpphilipp created the topic: Unchecking radio buttons
Hello,

is there a possibility to uncheck (deselect) radio buttons in a question, e. g. if they are checked accidentally. I have a dual scale array in my survey and the participants should fill out the left OR the right column. Looks like this:



If you check one of the radio buttons in one of the columns it is "on" forever. I have searched around awhile but did not find any solutions, except to activate the "no answer"-option which would lead to confusion for the participants. A dual scale array with checkboxes is not available (which would be a solution).

Any suggestions?

Thx in advance,
Thomas
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4 years 4 months ago #92800 by c_schmitz
c_schmitz replied the topic: Unchecking radio buttons
If you don't make the question mandatory you can 'uncheck' it to 'No answer'.

Best regards

Carsten Schmitz
LimeSurvey project leader

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4 years 4 months ago #92802 by tpphilipp
tpphilipp replied the topic: Unchecking radio buttons
Thank you Carsten!

But that would mean I have to activate the "No answer"-option, wouldn't it? So I would have a fifth answer option in my given example? What I would like to avoid because I guess that would encourage the participants to click all the "No answer"-options in the column which they should just leave blank.

Thx in advance,
Thomas

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4 years 3 months ago #93925 by jvandernoll
jvandernoll replied the topic: Unchecking radio buttons
Dear Thomas,
I have the same problem / question. Did you already find a solution?
Thanks!
Jolanda.

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4 years 3 months ago #93927 by holch
holch replied the topic: Unchecking radio buttons
I think this is a common problem/characteristics of the checkboxes, that you can't uncheck them.

What you could try is to join two arrays with checkboxes as described in the workaround section (a general workaround for mixing questiong types).

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Some helpful links: Manual (EN) | Question Types | Workarounds

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4 years 3 months ago #93929 by tpphilipp
tpphilipp replied the topic: Unchecking radio buttons
Hello,

there are several js-workarounds floating around although I could not find one that was working for me (for dual matrix array, not for joining two arrays). I have "solved" it by using a help text for the question, telling the users they should not care if they accidentally click a radio button in the wrong column because this will be cleared during the interpretation of data.

The best solution would be if something like array numbers (text input) with using the checkbox-option in the advanced settings would be implemented for dual scale array.

Greetings, Thomas

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4 years 3 months ago #93932 by holch
holch replied the topic: Unchecking radio buttons
docs.limesurvey.org/Workarounds%3A+Quest...stion_types_in_array

This should work for joing most of the available question types.

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4 years 3 months ago #93942 by Ben_V
Ben_V replied the topic: Unchecking radio buttons
Hello,
Perhaps a start to adapt here

Benoît

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