A section contains one or more survey elements. When creating a new survey, you start by adding elements to a section. You start with Section 1. The name of this section can be edited in the textbox under Section. Survey participants will not see the section name.
Note: A section is on a higher level than the other survey elements. It is not possible to place a section within a section.
A section always acts as a page break. When you include a section in a survey, the Next button will be generated. This button is shown to the participant when filling out his/her survey. The participant will only see the questions of the corresponding section. The next questions will only appear, after he/she has clicked the Next button.
- Grouping questions
- Randomize questions in section
A section can be used to group specific questions to be shown or hidden, if the participant has made a specific choice, e.g. Section 1 contains one question. This is q1 - What country do you live in? The corresponding answer options are:
- the Netherlands
Now you want to set, for example, the following data:
- Section 2 contains all questions for people living in Switzerland.
- Section 3 contains all questions for people living in Germany.
- Section 4 contains all questions for people living in the Netherlands.
For this, you can use filters. Once you have selected a section (e.g. Section 2) in the survey, you can click the Add filter button on the right pane. In the Filter window, you can then enter the following data:
- Section 2 - Show this element
if - Question - q1 What country do you live in? - 1 Switzerland - selected
- Section 3 - Show this element
if - Question - q1 What country do you live in? - 2 Germany - selected
- Section 4 - Show this element
if - Question - q1 What country do you live in? - 3 The Netherlands - selected
If a section contains a large number of questions, you can create page breaks in this section. As a result, the questions will be shown to a survey participant per page within a section. Only when he or she clicks the Next button, the series of questions from the next page in the section will be displayed.
If you check the Randomize pages setting, the order of all pages incl. questions will be randomized within the corresponding section. It is then unpredictable in what order the questions in a section will be shown to a participant. Below is a schematic example of a randomized section.