4 important things to know about setting Skip Logic

Skip or filter logic is a powerful aspect of survey construction. When done properly, you can expertly guide the right type of respondents to the questions you need those specific people to answer, and no one else. In addition, skip logic makes the survey shorter for the respondent, resulting in better data quality.

When done improperly, skip logic can quickly ruin your entire survey through any number of ways, including accidentally filtering the wrong demographics, or having respondents skipping important questions.

To prevent this, we suggest 4 things to remember when setting up Skip Logic.

To prevent this, we suggest 4 things to remember when setting up Skip Logic.

1. Be organized. Logic can get confusing if you aren’t organized. Be sure to click the gear icon on the top right of the Build screen to visualize your logic.

 

2. Overlap. Make sure that you don’t have filters that are repetitive or overlapping with other logic rules. Repetitive logic filters can clutter the work flow.

 

3. The order matters: If you have more than one filter set for the same answer choices, the first filter you program takes priority.

 

4. Preview and Test. Be sure to preview your survey to make sure you understand how your audience navigates the survey, and to make sure that your logic makes sense and works properly.

 

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