You can add multiple choice as well as multiple rating question with this question type. A Matrix question is a closed-ended question that asks respondents to evaluate one or more row items using the same set of column choices. Also, you can assign weights to each answer choice.
Adding the Matrix Question
Follow these steps to add this question type:
- Click on Rating Scale drop-down from the Questions window on the left side of the survey builder.
- Now select Matrix/Rating Scale Question. After you click it a pop-up will appear on the screen, select the scale ie. the number of answer options you want for the question.
- After you select the scale Matrix question will immediately be added to the survey and appear in the WYSIWYG tablet preview on your screen.
Customizing the Question
After you have added the Matrix/Rating Scale question in your survey form, hover over the question and click the edit icon to edit the question. A customization window will get opened on the right-hand side of the survey builder wherein you can move forward with the further question customizations.
The following customizations can be made:
|Heading Text||Enter the Heading Text for your Matrix/Rating Scale question from here.|
|Mandatory||Select whether you want to make the Matrix/Rating question mandatory to answer for your respondents or not.|
|Scoring||Select if you would like to make the question a scoring question or not.|
|Question Layout||Select whether you want a single or double layout display for the question. In single layout, the question will be spread along the full width of the survey screen and in double layout, it will appear only in half the breadth of the survey screen. Use double layout if you want to add two questions alongside in the survey screen.|
|Columns||Enter the text for the answer options from here.|
|Weights||The rating settings that you have defined for your survey will appear here.|
|Rows||You can add/delete rows from here. To add simply click on the add icon and click on - icon to delete the row.|
How it Works
Add a Matrix/Rating Scale question in your survey when you need respondents to assess at least one or more row items utilizing same set of column choices. You can add the matrix question to collect multiple answer or just a single answer for every row. You can also transform the matrix question into a rating scale when you assign weights to every answer choice.