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Using Custom Multiple-Choice Questions as Drill-Down Variables (Snapshot 2 - Terms 3 and 4) Print or save as PDF

"How do I use custom multiple-choice questions (MCQs) as drill-down variables for Snapshot 2?"

The Custom Multiple-Choice Question(s) (MCQ) you add to your survey comes with the added benefit of being able to be used as "drill-down variables" within your school's interactive charts. What this means is that you can break down the results of each measure according to the different response options you set in your MCQs.  

For example, let's say you are interested in comparing the prevalence of bullying separated by what bus students travel on every day. You could add a custom MCQ to your survey that asked: What bus do you take to school every day? Bus A / Bus B / Bus C / Bus D / Bus E

Fields required for a custom question to be added to the survey


When you view your school's interactive charts, you could drill-down the measure of bullying into those five separate populations:

                   How custom questions can be drill downed by response options on existing measures

This powerful drill-down feature allows you to analyse trends amongst sub-populations that are unique to your school.


To view some example MCQs, check out these articles:

Creating Custom Questions: Strategies for Success(this link opens in a new tab)

Sample Custom Questions: Student Surveys(this link opens in a new tab)