Using filters in your survey not only provides a better experience for the respondent but also produces better and accurate information for your data.
When it comes to creating filters and conditions for those filters, the terminology can get a little confusing. You’ll see the words “checked, not checked, and, or.” When reading the logic aloud it sounds grammatically incorrect which making this process a little confusing. This post exists to set the record straight.
Hover Messages for Filter Logic
CHECKED: If the respondent selects these answers in the survey, then…
NOT CHECKED: If the respondent does not select these answers, then…
OR: If any of the answers ticked are / aren’t selected by the respondent, then…
AND: If any of the answers ticked together are / aren’t selected by the respondent, then…
EXPLANATIONS AND EXAMPLES OF LOGIC
CHECKED / AND: If all answers checked are selected by the respondent, the respondent will screen out. In this example, if Action, or only Adventure are checked, will also screen out. If Crime is selected, then the respondent will continue.
CHECKED / OR: If any of the checked answers are selected in the survey, the logic will trigger. In this example, if Crime is selected and not Action and not Adventure, the respondent will be allowed to continue.
Not Checked Options
NOT CHECKED / OR: If any of the checked answers are not selected in the survey, then the logic will trigger. In this example, if either Action or Adventure were not selected, the screen out logic will trigger. The only way to continue is to have BOTH Action and Adventure selected.
NOT CHECKED / AND: If neither Action nor Adventure are checked in the survey the respondent will screen out. Alternatively, if only Action, or only Adventure were selected by the respondent, the respondent will continue with the survey.
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