Why you can't use multiple jump-to options in a checkbox question


Checkbox questions are a type of multiple choice question that allows respondents to select more than one option from a list of possible options. Some of the logic approaches that work for other multiple choice question types (like radio button), in which only a single option can be selected, will not work with checkbox questions.


Let's look at an example.



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You can see that if you pick a specific type of fruit, the jump-to logic indicates that the user will jump to a particular follow-up question.  This works perfectly for radio button questions (or dropdown), but this will not work in checkbox questions.  This is because if you select, for example, both apples and oranges . . . which followup question should Magpi jump to?  It can't jump to both, obviously.


What Magpi will do in this instance is to evaluate the last (lowest) selected option in the list (not counting the default "Next Question" options).   So if you selected apple, banana, and mango in the example above, Magpi would follow the jump instruction for mango and jump to question 5 ("Tell me why you like mangos").

 

A workaround


If you want to have separate jump logic evaluated for each option, you will need to split each option into a radio button question.  The option for apples, for example, becomes an individual question, as in the illustration below.  And each individual option can be evaluated separately.


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