Checkbox grid

Checkbox grid question allows users to select multiple answers for each row in a grid. You can limit users to select only one answer per column and make users answer each question (row). You can also shuffle the row order to eliminate the order bias and improve the form responses.

Key features:

  • Allows multiple answers per row
  • Can limit responses to one answer per column
  • Can shuffle row order to eliminate order bias

What can type of questions can this be used for?

  • Ranking grid question
  • Voting/poll question
  • Comparison question

How to add a checkbox grid question?

Checkbox grid question setup looks different from how it is displayed for end users. You have to add your questions as rows and answer choices as columns, but it will be displayed as a checkbox grid for your users.

  • Click on the add question icon
  • Select Checkbox grid question
  • Add questions in Rows and answer choices in Columns

How can I make users respond to each question or statement in the checkbox grid question?

You can force the users to respond to each statement/question in the checkbox grid question by enabling the "Require a response in each row" option.

  • Click on the add question icon
  • Select Checkbox grid question
  • Add questions in Rows and answer choices in Columns
  • Enable Require a response in each row toggle button as shown below

How can I limit user responses to one per column?

You can can enable the "Limit to one response per column" available in "More" options to restrict users to select only once choice per column.

  • Click on the add question icon
  • Select Checkbox grid question
  • Add questions in Rows and answer choices in Columns
  • Click on the ⋮ icon and select Limit to one response per column as shown below

How can I shuffle the order of questions?

You can shuffle the order of questions to eliminate the order bias and improve the form responses. Once "Shuffle row order" is enabled, the order of questions (rows) will be different for each user.

  • Click on the add question icon
  • Select Checkbox grid question
  • Add questions in Rows and answer choices in Columns
  • Click on the ⋮ icon and select Shuffle row order as shown below

How to create a ranking question using checkbox grid question?

You can create a ranking question by adding a checkbox grid question and enabling both Requires a response in each row & Limit to one response per column option. For example, you can create a ranking question with a list of attributes and ask your users to rank them from most important (1) to least important(5). This can also be done using a multiple choice grid question.

  • Click on the add question icon
  • Select Checkbox grid question
  • Add choices to be ranked in Rows and ranking scale in Columns
  • Click on the ⋮ icon and select Limit to one response per column as shown below