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What is a date and time question?

The date and time question is specially formulated for researchers to collect error-free date and time information from their respondents. Intending to streamline the process of data collection, this question comes with a uniform format that effortlessly prevents common errors and formatting issues. As this question type uses a single form to gather data, it saves researchers’ time and extricates them from cleaning data. This question type is highly useful in cases of huge samples. 

Moreover, using a date and time question enables respondents to select their preferred date and time slot, no matter what the format is. Considering the flexibility of this question type, researchers can set up any format for date and time. While the date format can be DD-MM-YYYY, MM-DD-YYYY, or just the month/year, the time can be recorded using 24-hour or 12-hour format. 

Example of a date and time question

A cafe wants to conduct a survey to understand the experience of its customers that visited them. In such a case, a date and time question can be used:

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Where is a date and time question used?

There are certain scenarios when the researcher needs to fetch specific details about the date and time of the responses. In such cases, adding a date and time question could help. On collecting data through surveys of huge sample sizes (that are spanned across multiple countries), it gets difficult to keep a tab on the date & time details of responses. Moreover, the answers to open-ended questions given by respondents are mostly inaccurate. Leveraging a date and time question empowers researchers to collect enormous data related to date and time in a specific format. 

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What are the advantages of using a date and time question?

Better analysis: With the ability to preset the specific format for data collection, researchers can gather the required information about the date and time of responses more efficiently. This contributes to improved data analysis.

High-quality data: In the field of research, there’s nothing as important as data. If the data is not of good quality, it’s an absolute waste! Leveraging a date and time question helps respondents to add the date (along with month or year) in the right way, without creating any formatting confusion. This helps to generate high-quality responses.

No formatting errors: As the researchers can preset the date and time format for the questions, respondents don’t have to think about it while answering. This helps to prevent formatting errors.

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