Good morning to the community. I have an issue and I need your help. In a rating-type question where the respondent has to put a preference cross in order (which candidate would he put the first cross, which second, which third, etc.), I would then like to note the crosses the respondent gave to a select many question WITHOUT displaying the question. That is, to pull the answers from the rating and check them in select many. I am attaching what I prepared. There is a way; I’m sure there is… thanks
If I understood you correctly, it seems like you have a ranking question (which has the option to pick 4 options). After picking the option, you wish to automatically fill up the multiple select questions below the ranking question without the intervention of an enumerator. Is this what you are trying to do?
You could define it as read_only and use a calculation to set the values with a string (choice names, separated by space).
Update: A question type can be hidden by not setting a label or hint. So, the calculated select_multiple in the attachments can be changed to hidden by removing the label. See examples with triggers here XLSForm Docs.
Really the best, design option would be to first ask for preferred candidates (up to 4) with a multiple_select and then continue with a filtered rank type question. Rank01_RankType.xlsx (12.9 KB)
Update: A question type can be hidden by not setting a label or hint. So, the calculated select_multiple in the attachments can be changed to hidden by removing the label
Must the sequence be sequential and start with 1? Probably a preference 1, 3, 4 or 2, 3, 4 are invalid.
Probably the first answer should be mandatory, as you offer an option “Undefined”.
At which position is “Other” allowed? Probably only after at the end of selected preferences.
Is only one “Other” allowed?
How do you need the export structure for further analysis?
You can find related checks in the attached files.
You should also test, what will happen if a position is selected twice and the user moves back and changes or deselects the first duplicate? Kobo might not always update everything, incl. the highlighted error. So, the user would need to clean up manually (e.g. by deselecting and reselecting or by “save”).
And I would like to recommend to test the export (addressing later analysis) before finally deciding on your design option.
there are no words to express my gratitude to you for spending so much time in sovling my problem. All three design options you sent me solve my probem. Upon internal check procedures, the best option is Rank02. Also, in the file downloaded after exporting, the variables are exactly as I want them in spss.
Thank you very much once again. You are welcome anytime in Greece!!!
And meanwhile, I even found out:
A question type can be hidden by not setting a label or hint. So, the calculated select_multiple in the attachments can be changed to hidden by removing the label. See examples with triggers here XLSForm Docs.
I updated this info in two previous postings too, and added a note in the Rank02_… file…
Similar, a begin_group without label will hide the title, i.e. group header (but not the included questions)… So, you might also remove the label/title there.