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WISCO Survey - Survey Question Summaries

This question summary screen lets you quickly view the question and choice text, question type, topic and keyword phrase, column headings, and maximum entry length. All this information was entered (or default values were used) when your survey questions were created. This screen is also displayed when clicking the Question button on many of the other screens.

The displayed question summary values are read-only, Some values can be changed on the report settings screen. All values can be changed on the screens where the question text and choices were entered. The report settings tab table allows quick editing of question keywords and topic phrases. The report settings can be changed by entering new text, values, or changing the check box status (marked or unmarked) for each question.

The Single Question Summary displays the question text, questions choices, question type, keyword phase, topic, column headings, maximum values and rating scale for the selected question. The table on the Report Template tab allows quick editing of question keywords and topic phrases.

The All Question Summary displays a table with the question number, question type, question type description, keyword phrase, question topic, format, maximum scale value, and Misc. columns.

Question Topic

If the question text is short (less than 30 characters), and a question topic has not been entered, the question text is inserted as the topic phrase. The topic phrase is also used for identifying questions for the analysis. It is also used as a column heading for the cross-tabulation survey analysis and for survey chart titles (Professional version). Clicking the Save Report Settings button will also save the added topic phrases to the survey question file.


The 3-Column (8) and 5-Column Array (21 and 31) question types can be configured to accept only one response per row, only one response per column, or no limit on the number of responses per row or column. The drop down box on the Ratings screen allows you to select check boxes, one choice per row, or one choice per column. When check boxes are selected, no limitation is placed on the number of check boxes that can be marked. (The cell is labeled Box, Col. or Row).

Three-Column Numeric (10), and 5-Column Numeric (23 and 27) tables can be displayed with either percentages or averages. (The cell is labeled either PCent or Ave.).


The Maximum column displays the maximum value that can be entered by rating scale, numeric rank,semantic differential, numeric group, numeric entry, 3-column numeric, and 5-column numeric question types.


If a correct choice was entered for a single choice (1) question type, the letter choice is displayed in the cell.

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