Create, Collect, and Analyze Surveys and Web Forms

Survey Software from WISCO Computing
WISCO Survey - Multiple Single Choice Questions

This question type (29) allows up to 10 column headings and can have a combined total of up to 100 selections divided between all column headings. This question type is commonly used to receive demographic profile responses. This question type allows up to 10 single choice questions to be combined into one survey question.

Create Survey Question

  1. Enter survey question text.
  2. Choose question type 29 Multiple Single Choice.
  3. Click the Options/Values tab.
  4. Enter up to 10 column headings. Each column heading represents a group of choices. In this example, eight column headings wer enterd, so eight groups will be displayed.
  5. Enter the text choices that will be used by all groups. Choices for each group are placed in order with at least one dash character in the list of text choices separating each group of choices. The dash creates a boundary between each set of group choices. All 100 choices require some text entry (either a text choice or a dash). Up to 25 choices may be used in any group.
  6. Enter Question Topic.

Text choices A and B are used for the first group (Gender).

C and D have a dash which separates the next group of choices.

Text choices E-O are used for the second group (Age).

Then more dashes.

Text choices R-27 are used for the third group (Grade Level).

Collect Survey Responses

The printed survey uses a a set of radio buttons for each group. Each group includes the list of text choices from their respective group. Only one choice (radio button) per group may be selected. The first 3 groups from the survey question are displayed below.

The web survey or web form uses a group of pull down selections. The labels on the left are the column headings. Each pull down contains the list of text choices from their respective groups. Only one choice per pull-down may be selected.

Filtered Analysis

A filtered analysis can be performed on each column group. The question list includes the question number, column letter, (A) indicating letter(s) are entered in the Matching edit box, the question topic, and the column label. In this example, one of the eight columns can be selected. Each column represents one of the single choice parts of this survey question. After the column is selected from the question list, clicking the button to the right of the 'Not' check box displays a yellow pop-up box with the letters representing the available text choices. Click the underlined close label to close the popup box.

For this example, if you wanted to filter all respondents greater than age 14, you would select the column labeled Age, then enter the four letters HIJK in the matching edit box. When a calculation is performed, the survey software would check if any of the four letters were matched. If a match was detected, the result is true, and other filtering and calculations would continue. If the 'Not' check box is marked, the true or false result of the match is reversed. This same example with the four letters HIJK and the 'Not' check box marked would filter all respondents 14 and younger, before continuing with additional filter levels and calculations. 'Not HIJK' is equivalent to entering 'ABCDEFG' in the Matching Edit box. Click the 'Create' button to start the calculations. The results will only include the survey records that had true results for all filtering levels.