A way to conserve in data the order in which responses in a check box question are checked ?

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SKARA
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A way to conserve in data the order in which responses in a check box question are checked ?

Post by SKARA » November 6th, 2020, 5:43 pm

is there a way to conserve in data the order in which responses in a check box question are checked ?
Example: if the responses of Q1_CheckBox are from code "01" to "20" and the interviewer checks five responses in the following order :
"05", "20, "12", "01", "15" then i want data to keep responses in this order Q1_CheckBox field.
Please, need helps.

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KARABENTA Sidiki

Gregory Martin
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Re: A way to conserve in data the order in which responses in a check box question are checked ?

Post by Gregory Martin » November 9th, 2020, 8:02 am

There is no way to do this with the current checkbox field. Your best option, if you must have the order, is to ask these as dynamic radio buttons instead, with each successive question removing the value(s) selected in prior questions. There definitely is a downside to this though since you will have to split the question out into many questions instead of a single one.

We have talked about adding an "ordered checkbox" capture type to CSPro, but that has been pushed off to a future release.

SKARA
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Re: A way to conserve in data the order in which responses in a check box question are checked ?

Post by SKARA » November 9th, 2020, 3:50 pm

Thank you Gregory for all these clarifications and suggestions. While waiting for the version of CSPro which supports the "ordered checkbox" capture type, I will try to find another solution.

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