Question Types and Categories

In order to better organize the interface, questions have been separated into four categories:

  • Static
  • Standard
  • Specialty
  • Advanced

Each category of question serves a distinct purpose as to both the complexity of the question asked, and the detail desired in the answer.

Static Questions

Static questions do not require any action from the respondent, and information in these questions is merely displayed to give more meaning or instruction to your respondents. The following describes these types of questions in depth.

Standard Questions

The Standard Questions Category includes the following types of format: Multiple Choice, Text Entry, Rank Order, Matrix Table, Slider, and Side by Side. This Category of question provides you with a variety of tools to gain the answers to simple questions. The following describes these types of questions in depth.

Specialty Questions

Specialty Questions are used in more specific situations and gather targeted and nuanced data. Specialty Questions offer a personalized approach to surveying, including layered and multitiered questions, user input hierarchies, visual approaches to questions, among other more advanced features. The following describes these types of questions in depth.

Advanced Questions

Advanced questions go above and beyond standard survey insights; they allow you to obtain detailed information about your respondent and their interaction with your survey, often without requiring any action from the respondent. The following describes these types of questions in depth.

Qualtrics Support Cheat Sheet

Were you familiar with our legacy Form Builder Tool? We have created a single page cheat sheet to help you understand the flexibility now offered using Qualtrics, without sacrificing the options you had available in the Form Builder.

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For more detailed information, visit the Qualtrics Support website.