Measurement and Time Limitations for Responses

For each variable, you can limit the time available for entering a response. This can be done in the 'Advanced' tab in the question settings (in the 'EDIT' – 'Questionnaire' tab), where you can select 'Time limit for answering (Timer)' and set the display time for that question. Only one timer can be set for each page. When the time is up, the survey will be redirected to the next page automatically, regardless of whether there are other questions that do not have a timer on the previous page. We therefore recommend that if a timer is set, you add a page break after each question.

If you wish to measure the answering time for each question, you must also create a separate page for each question, since time is only measured for each page. You can enable paradata in the 'DATA' – 'Browse' tab ('+ Show columns' - 'Respondent paradata') to record, in addition to the survey data, the date and time at which the respondent arrived at a particular page of the questionnaire.

In the table with the respondent units, we then have the date and exact time of completion according to the individual pages of the survey:

  • Date:
    • Begin: the exact date and time (hours, minutes and seconds) when the respondent opened the survey page (click on the URL of the link to open the survey);
    • End: The last time the respondent was active on the survey, excluding the outro page;
  • Page 1: date_1: Exact time when the respondent clicked on the "Next page" button on page 1;
  • Page 2: date_2: Exact time when the respondent clicked on "Next page" button on page 2;
  • Page n: date_n (n = number of pages): Exact time when the respondent clicked on the "Last page" button on page n;
  • The time of the outro page (end of the survey) is not visible.

The average page times are listed in the 'TEST' - 'Duration' - 'Actual time'.


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