Adding Screening Questions
To add screening questions, simply select the Admin button on the main in-Study navigation bar and then select Participant Screening.
Screening Questions vs. Profile Fields
Screening questions are actually Panelist Profile Fields used to qualify and Segment people for participation in a particular Study. You can add an existing profile field from the site or create new ones. This means you can share screening questions across Studies and avoid re-asking people the same question twice, as all data will be stored centrally against their Panelist account.
Adding a Screening Question
From the Participant Screening page, select Add Question.
You can use the filter text box that appears to search through the list of available profile fields. If your desired screening question has not already been added, select New Question. You can make use of the following question field types:
- Plain Text
- Formatted Text
The closed-ended Poll questions can:
- Be single or multiple choice
- Choices can be added individually or pasted in bulk
- Display choices in a preset or a randomized order
- Contain choices that trigger qualification or disqualification
- Contain choices that trigger Segment assignment
If a screening question only applies to a segment of your participants, you can select the option to Limit who can complete this field. Note that participants will need to be assigned to the relevant segment ahead of time either via bulk import, or, via a previous screening question with choices configured to add participants to segments.
If a screening question is housing data that constitutes personally identifiable information (PII) - this is any data that could potentially identify a specific individual - there is a checkbox option to identify it as such. By selecting the May contain personal identifiable information (PII) option, the system will include this screening question as part of the personal data removal when actioned.
Linking to External Surveys
The Prompt field type can be utilized during screening to direct participants to an external survey, or any other URL (i.e. even another study). Similar to a Prompt Task, the Prompt field can be configured such that a “Complete” status is earned just by pressing the button, or, it can require the end user be redirected to the SuccessURL. The message seen after following the SuccessURL can be customized.
More information on linking to external surveys can be found here.