In case of a larger number of questions (over 30), it is recommended that you structure questions into blocks, which will increase transparency and add structure to the questionnaire. The 1KA tool will notify you of this option when 30 or more questions have been used.
You can add a block of questions ('B' icon) in the left sidebar menu in the 'EDIT' - 'Questionnaire' tab:
- First click on the ‘B’ icon to add the block and place it before the first question that you wish to include in the block.
- Drag the 'ENDBLOCK' sign and place it after the last question that you want to have in this block.
An example of a questionnaire that is structured into blocks can be found in the questionnaire library (book sign on the right side) under ‘SURVEYS’ – ‘1KA Example questionnaires’ – ‘IF conditions templates’, ‘Example – Structuring into blocks’). In order to see the example of blocks in practice, you have to be logged into the 1KA tool and then go to 'EDIT' - 'Questionnaire' tab. Structuring of questions is even more clearly visible if you use the option 'Display shrunken (one line) view' , which is located in the left menu with additional options for editing questionnaire.
Displaying blocks in the form of tabs
When editing blocks you can choose the option ‘Blocks as a tab’. If this option is on, respondent can navigate through the survey as usual (with click on the ‘Next page’) or with clicking on blocks (tabs), which are displayed above. With click on individual block/tab only questions in selected tab will appear.
It is similar with editing the questionnaire. All questions are displayed if the 'ALL' option is selected and you can navigate through the questionnaire as usual. If you click on the specific tab/block (the list of blocks is displayed above all questions), only the questions in that particular block will appear.
Example of survey with blocks in the form of tabs>>
Use of blocks to display the condensed sequence of (hierarchical) questions
Placement of questions ('Question layout') in blocks is by default 'standard'. In this case, the questions are lined one after another. In some cases when you want to display some of sequential (hierarchical) questions you can choose horizontal question layout in blocks. The questions will narrow down and structure in columns. Every question will be set in their own column, horizontally, one after another.
Horizontal question layout is useful especially for sequential filtering of questions (drill-down), which are opened based on conditions.
Random sorting of questions in a block
In the block editing settings random sorting of questions is available. That means that questions from this block are shown randomly to respondents. We can additionally indicate, how many questions should be displayed to respondents. For instance, random 5 questions from block of 10 questions can be set to be shown to respondents.
Example: We have a quiz with 100 questions and we want to show 10 questions, out of 100 available, to each respondent.
- We add all questions from the left menu for adding questions
- We add a block from the left menu before the first question we want to put into a block. Sign "Endblock" is dragged after the last question in the block
- We click on the block settings and choose 'yes' at 'Random sorting of questions in a block'
- At 'Number of randomly shown questions' we choose 10
Random 10 question from the block of 100 questions will be shown to respondents.
Caution: In case any of the above-described setting is enabled (horizontal question layout, random sorting of questions, block in the form of a tab), the block should not contain any page breaks.
- Video guide: Blocks and Randomization