Answer Lists can be used to store lists of items ready to be used in multiple choice survey questions.
The Answer List Window
The Answer Lists menu is where Answer Lists are stored, ready to be used in surveys.
Using Answer Lists in surveys
When creating surveys that contain Answer List type survey questions, a list of Answer List options will be available to select when adding survey content. The number of items to be selected by the respondent can be set in the survey.
When a project is launched, a copy of the entire survey, including the Answer Lists is made. After a project is launched, editing or deleting the Answer List in the Answer Lists Workspace or in a survey does not change the Answer List in the project.
Add or Edit an Answer List
To add an Answer List, go to the Answer List menu and select the + New Answer List button at the top. To edit an Answer List, select the Edit button alongside the list. Answer Lists can be used to store lists of items ready to be used in multiple choice survey questions. Answer Lists can be selected when building surveys and adding or editing Answer List type survey questions. Creating Answer Lists that are likely to be re-used will save time and ensure consistency when building surveys.
An Answer List requires an easily identifiable name and a description. It is important to be able to easily differentiate between Answer Lists. An Answer List contains a list of options to select from. Click the + Add option button to add items. Or, choose the "Quick Add" button to type or paste options in a list.
Quick Add Feature
You can easily change the order of your Answer List options, by dragging them using the arrow button to the left of the option
Copy an Answer List
To copy an Answer List, go to the Answer List menu and select the Copy button alongside the list to be copied. The copy feature is useful to create a modified version of a Answer List. When a Answer List is copied the name and contents can be edited. It is important to differentiate it from the list it is copied from.
To copy an Answer List go to the Answer List menu and select the Copy button alongside the list to be copied. A copy of the Answer List will be created ready to be renamed, edited and saved.
Delete an Answer List
To delete an Answer List, go to the Answer List menu and select the Delete button alongside the list to be deleted. The delete dialogue box will appear. Read the "Confirm Delete" message and then click "Delete" or click "Leave" if you do not wish to delete or are unsure.
If an Answer List is used in a survey you will be given a warning message and you will have an option to assign another list. You will not be able to delete the Answer List without assigning another Answer List or changing the surveys in which the Answer List is used.
Note: Deleting an Answer List removes the scale from the Answer Lists area. If an Answer List has been used in a "launched" project then the scale will not be deleted from the launched project even after deleting the scale from Answer Lists. When a project is launched, a copy is made of the entire survey, including Answer Lists.