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==Choice Lists==
 
==Choice Lists==
  
Choice lists are the answer options an enumerator can choose from in a ''select one'' or ''select multiple question''. They are listed in the choices in the SurveyCTO questionnaire. While the programming language ODK that SurveyCTO builds on has very few restrictions on how you can code your options, there are [[SurveyCTO Choice Lists|choice list best practices]] that matters for data quality when using the data from these question in for example Excel.
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Choice lists are the answer options an enumerator can choose from in a ''select one'' or ''select multiple'' question. They are listed in the choices tab in the SurveyCTO questionnaire. Open Data Kit, the programming language of SurveyCTO, has very few restrictions on how you can code your options. However, there are [[SurveyCTO Choice Lists|choice list best practices]] that matter for data quality.
  
The choice lists can also be [[SurveyCTO Dynamically Populated Choice Lists|dynamically populated]] by answers already given by the respondents.
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It is possible to program [[SurveyCTO Dynamically Populated Choice Lists|dynamically populated]] choice lists using answers given by the respondents in a previous question.
  
 
==Choice Filters==
 
==Choice Filters==

Revision as of 15:34, 13 February 2017

This article discuss solutions to common issues in the SurveyCTO programming language. For a general introduction to how to structure your approach to CAPI programming or best practices settings, see the Questionnaire Programming topic.

Read First

All coding examples linked to in this section are stored in Google Drive. SurveyCTO also allows you to pull this code directly to your server, using the URL of the Google Sheet (alternatively, you can copy the code to Excel).

Groups

Use a lot of groups but do not over use them. In general, groups are used to fulfill one of the purposes below:

Repeat Groups

Repeat groups are a group that is repeated at least once. Thus most properties that apply to a regular group also apply to a repeat group.

Choice Lists

Choice lists are the answer options an enumerator can choose from in a select one or select multiple question. They are listed in the choices tab in the SurveyCTO questionnaire. Open Data Kit, the programming language of SurveyCTO, has very few restrictions on how you can code your options. However, there are choice list best practices that matter for data quality.

It is possible to program dynamically populated choice lists using answers given by the respondents in a previous question.

Choice Filters

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