Basic Skip Logic

Skip Logic (sometimes referred to as "branching") allows you to take your respondents through a certain path, depending on the answers they give to a previous question.

For example, you might want to ask the respondent if they own a car. If they answer ‘yes’, you could ask what type of car. If they answer ‘no’, you could skip to the next set of questions.

Adding basic skip logic to your survey

Before you begin, you must construct your survey so that it has more than one page. Skip logic cannot filter questions within the same page.

Adding basic skip logic:

  1. On the Survey design page, next to the first question where logic needs to be applied, click Skip Logic.
  2. Click Add New Rule.
  3. Select the Condition and Choice to determine the criteria for the rule to be applied.
    • The Condition is the action that triggers the logic.  Select Choice is to create a rule that will fire when the selected answer matches the selection in the Choice drop-down menu.
  4. Select the Action and Page to determine how the survey will behave once this rule runs.
    • The Action determines what will happen.
    • The Page is the destination that the respondent will be sent to.
  5. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to add a rule for each question choice. Select Skip over page to choose the question that will be omitted.
  6. Press Save to apply the logic to your question

Different ways of using basic skip logic

Skip Over Page

skip over a page

  • Question 1 asks if the respondent owns a car: yes, or no.
  • Question 2 asks the respondent what type of car do they own.
  • If the respondent says that they don't own a car, they should skip Question 2.

The rule on Question 1 would be as follows:

  1. Condition would be Choice is not.
  2. Choice would be Yes.
  3. Action would be Skip over page.
  4. Page would be the name you had set for page 2, such as Car Type.

 


Jump To

Jump to a page

  • Question 1 asks if the respondent owns a car: yes, or no.
  • Page 2 and 3 contain questions relating to the car
  • Page 4 proceeds to the next section of the survey
  • If the respondent says that they don't own a car, they should jump to Page 4.

The rule on Question 1 would be as follows:

  1. Condition would be Choice is.
  2. Choice would be No.
  3. Action would be Jump to page.
  4. Page would be the name you had set for Page 4, such as Do you cycle.
     

Disqualify Respondent

disqualify a respondent
 

  • Question 1 asks if the respondent owns a car: yes, or no.
  • Rest of the survey contains questions relating to owning a car.
  • If the respondent says that they don't own a car, they should be sent to the disqualification page.

The rule on Question 1 would be as follows:

  1. Condition would be Choice is.
  2. Choice would be No.
  3. Action would be Disqualify Respondent.
     

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