Tip: Piping in text from previous questions into new questions

by Phil A.

Sometimes you may wish to remind your respondents of an answer that they had provided earlier in the survey.  This can be useful to do if you have a longer survey and you want to ensure that the respondent knows specifically how to approach a certain question.  

 

There are two different ways in which you can do this: 

1) With "TAG Piping" skip logic, which can be performed starting at iPerceptions Premium plan. This is often performed whenever asking a multi-select question, after which you would only want to show the selected answers in the next question.

For example: 
Question 1: Which site feature did you use? (multi-select) 
Question 2: Please rate your satisfaction with these features. (set-of-ratings) --> Only show the answers selected in Question 1

 

2)  "TEXT Piping" is available with any iPerceptions plan, where you have the ability to pipe in an answer from a single-select question into a later question.  

For example: "Do you usually visit this website to Learn about products?", where "Learn about products" was piped in from the Purpose of Visit question.

You can do this by inserting [Qnumber] within the question you are programming, in the place of where you would like the answer to be inserted. The "number" represents the ID of the question from where you would be piping in this answer.  The question ID can be found within the Question Setup page at the end of each programmed question:

 

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For example, since the question ID for Purpose of Visit is 2, then you would program the following for the example provided above: "Do you usually visit this website to [Q2]?".  

However, if you choose to use this functionality, ensure that whatever answer you pipe in makes sense in the context provided.  For example, if the Purpose of Visit question in the example above has an "Other, please specify" answer, then respondents who answered "Other, please specify" would see the following: "Do you usually visit this website to Other, please specify".  

Thus, while this functionality can be very useful, make sure that the context makes sense for any of the answers that could be piped in.  

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