How to use survey logic in your surveys?

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A successful survey means the quality of data is prioritized over quantity, which the survey logic helps achieve. 

It is not necessary for every user to respond to every question (quantity). It is only necessary for users to respond to every question that is relevant to them (quality).

With irrelevant questions removed from the respondent’s plate, there is now space for more meaningful, targeted queries. You may use survey logic to make some questions mandatory. This ensures that all respondents see the key questions—you can even front-load the survey with them.

This saves users from filtering through irrelevant questions and supports the survey’s rationale. As a result, each inquiry feels like a natural follow-up to the one before it.

In this blog, we’ll explore the importance of using logic surveys, their rules, and their types. Let’s get rolling.

What is survey logic?

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Survey logic is a great online survey software feature that modifies the behavior, looks, and content of surveys based on the responses supplied by respondents. It is also termed “Skip Logic” since it allows you to build your surveys in such a manner that your respondents are skipped to the next section of the survey.

You can use it to create any logical criteria for surveys and tests. Conditions can depend on any occurrence, such as the respondent’s response option, collector data, contact data, survey language, or device type.

Let’s look at the importance of survey logic.

Why is survey logic important?

When implemented correctly, it compresses your survey, increasing completion rates. It also allows for the disqualification of panel replies when certain criteria are satisfied. Skip logic, in a way, aids in lowering the expense of conducting a market research survey.

We have explained why it is a researcher’s favorite tool:

1. It improves the accuracy of survey results

If you do not apply logic and ask inane questions of your respondents, they will either abandon the survey or choose an erroneous choice simply to complete the survey. This can have a negative impact on survey integrity since the data obtained is not accurate.

2. It makes the survey logical

“Survey Logic,” as the name implies, makes your surveys easier to understand and fill out. 

Consider filling out a feedback form for a commercial store and being asked, “Have you tried our latest version of clothes?” “No,” you respond. 

How would you react if the follow-up question was, “Are you satisfied with the quality of our new collection?” 

Obviously, asking about satisfaction with the quality of a product that you haven’t tried yet makes no sense.

Skip logic assists in avoiding such mishaps by directing your consumers to questions relevant to them based on their responses.

3. It gives the perception of personalization

It assists you in customizing your surveys based on the responses supplied by your clients. 

This provides your consumers a sense of familiarity, which is beneficial to your business as 80% of customers are more inclined to acquire items or services from businesses that deliver individualized experiences.

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What are the different types of survey logic?

There are three major components to survey logic.

  1. Skip Logic.
  2. Display Logic. 
  3. Quota Logic. 

We have defined each of these types below, along with logic sample questions of when to employ that style of reasoning.

Skip Logic 

You may use skip logic to direct respondents to a distant context in the study focused on how they respond to a question.

If a respondent specifies that they do not agree with your survey’s consent form, they may be sent to the end of the survey right away. Please keep in mind that skip logic can only move respondents ahead in the survey, not backtrack.

Display Logic

Display logic is a subset of skip logic that conceals a specific question on a page until the respondent answers an earlier question in a specific way. This type of survey logic allows you to formulate questions just for those people who are relevant to the question.

Let’s say your survey asks respondents two questions: 

  1. “Do you think you would benefit from a personal meeting with your teacher?” 
  2. “Please select a time slot.” 

You can set display logic on the second question so that only respondents who answered “Yes” will see the question asking them about the time slot.

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Quota Logic

A quota logic limits the number of people who can take your survey. It enables you to obtain a balanced sample of certain responses as well as the precise amount of data required. 

When asking respondents a series of screen questions on the first page of a survey, it is advisable to apply quota logic.

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What are survey logic rules?

A logic rule includes action as well as the criterion that initiates the action. Survey logic rules may have several criteria, such as the responses to two different multiple-choice questions, or only one criterion, such as the answers to one multiple-choice question.

When numerous criteria are used, this is known as multi-question branching. Single-question branching refers to using only one criterion per rule.

You can use and/or logic to combine numerous criteria, providing you the ability to design more complicated logic rules.

Logic Actions

Go to the next page -This action will send people to the URL you provide. Sending responders to a previous page may result in a loop that prevents the survey from being completed.

Display question– This function is purely for display logic. Once the parameters are satisfied, a question will be displayed.

Terminate the survey, and navigate to the thank you page– This action will end the survey early and lead them to one of the custom “thank you” pages you may design within the survey builder.

Terminate the survey and route them to a custom URL– This action will end the survey early and direct them to your chosen URL. This URL can contain dynamic variables or query strings, which is especially handy when employing a survey panel.

Now that you know the logic rules let us now learn how to create a survey with logic.

How to add survey logic to surveys?

Let’s see how you can incorporate various types of logic into surveys. You can add logic to a specific question or maybe to an entire page.

Question logic uses simple if-then conditions to send people down different paths in the survey when they click down to the next page.

For example, if the respondent answers’ yes’, then they are moved to page number 2, but if they answer’ no,’ they go to the end of the survey.

You can add survey logic to most close-ended questions in your survey, such as multiple-choice questions or drop-down questions. You just have to hover over your questions and create logic.

Also, to avoid confusion, it is recommended to use only one skip logic per page. While skipping the respondent to the other page of the survey, you may continue with the same numbering for the question.

Online survey page logic is unconditional and applies to everyone who reaches that page, no matter how they answer your survey. It mostly works in conjunction with question logic.

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Conclusion

While applying logic to an online survey, be certain that you properly test your surveys. This is particularly true for surveys with a few branching alternatives or if you utilize the show/hide question option many times, etc.

This sums up how to create a survey with logic. Invest in robust online survey software that allows you to design interactive surveys and gather quality data without taking too much of your respondents’ time.

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