Question skip logic or question "piping" helps to improve your respondents experience of the survey by using their answer to one question to tailor future questions in the survey. Using this technique helps to prevent your respondent having to answer questions or options that are not relevant to them.
Question skip logic helps reduce overall survey completion time so is a useful tool to prevent survey dropouts and improve response rates.
For example you could ask your attendees what their objectives were in attending your event, then ask them to rank those objectives in order of importance.
By using question piping you present only the options that your delegate has ALREADY told you were relevant to them.
In Explori, question piping works between two questions – the question that establishes relevant categories: the “feeder” question. And then the question where you want the selected categories to appear: the “eater” question.
So in our example above, What were your main objectives for attending the Pineapple tradeshow? Is the “feeder” question. It’s where the respondent tells us which options are relevant to them.
Here the “eater” question would be: Please rank your reasons for attending in order of importance. It serves up only the relevant options selected in the “feeder” question.
Whilst the “feeder” and “eater” don’t need to follow on immediately after each other, they do need to be on separate pages of your Explori survey for question piping to be applied.
Set up your “feeder” question as normal (both the questions in our example can be found in the Visitor Drivers section of the question library ready to drag and drop into your survey). Drag in your “eater” question to a new page and click the pencil tool to edit it. Grid, Ranking and Priority question types all work well with question piping. Head to the inherit options drop down and select your “feeder” question and hit save.
You will see an orange arrow icon appear to confirm that your question is now linked to another question.
When you preview the survey, you should see something like this: “Eater” question
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