Guide: Single Choice Question on Collect

Creating a single choice question on Collect? Here is everything you should know about it — how to create it, adding limits and settings, etc.

Using a single choice question on Collect, you can ask respondents to choose one (and only one) option from a list of options that you have provided. In addition to the basic elements like question title, Collect allows you to add limits and validations to ensure quality data collection. In this article, we will discuss:

  • How to create a single choice question on Collect web
  • How to answer a single choice question on Collect app

A. Creating a Choice Question

A choice question has multiple elements like question title, question keyword, help content, choice options, option codes, and some validations and settings. To understand them better, we will take a sample choice question and create it on Collect.

Example: We want to create a choice question asking people to mark their gender. It will look like the image below.


To create this question on the Collect web dashboard, we will add the following details:

  • Question Title: "What is the gender of the respondent?"
  • Mandatory Question: Yes (Check-marked)
  • Question Keyword: "gender"
  • Question Help Content: --
  • Choice Options: [Female, Male, Other]
  • Choice Option Codes: [F,M,O]
  • Randomize Order: No (Not check-marked)
  • Special Options (All of the above and None of the above): No (Not check-marked)

Video Tutorial:

You can watch the video below to learn how to create a single choice question on Collect. Please use the full screen mode to view it clearly.

Choice Question

B. Answering a Choice Question

When you open this question on the Collect app, it will look like the image below. To answer the question:

Step 1. Go to the choice question and click on the option you want to select. You will be able to select only one option.

Step 2. Answer all other questions in the form.

Step 3. Click on "Submit" to submit the complete response.

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In addition to single choice question, Collect supports 27 other question types like image, location, signature, etc. You can read more about them in this detailed guide.

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