Forms

How to design a form

  1. Start by adding a new form: Click on the + button on the top right corner.
  2. Then add items (question formats) to your form by dragging them from the left side to the position in your form.
  3. Save the form frequently by clicking the checkmark symbol on the top right corner.

You can edit an item by clicking the pen in the top right corner of an item.

  1. Define a question you want to ask the participant.
  2. Define a label for this question. You will see this label as a column header in your results table that you will download at the end.
  3. Define if this item is required or not. In some item formats (e.g. Visual Analog Scale) a default value is present. In this case the required field will be ignored.
  4. The visibility rule defines if this item will be shown. This rule is necessary for branching. Please check the branching chapter.
  5. For some item formats you have to specify answer options (mainly for multiple choice items). You add an answer option by clicking the "+" button in the Item. A answer option consists of two fields:
    1. The answer text the participant will see (large left box)
    2. The label or number you will receive in the result download (smaller right box)

Branching allows the participant to take different paths through multi-page forms depending on how the participant responded to earlier questions. Branching is done with visibility rules. These rules define if this item is shown. To define visibility rules click on the grey eye-icon  which appears when hovered over an item. Visibility rules can only be defined depending on previous items of the types Select One, Select Many and Likert Scale. If one or more visibility rules are active the item will show a black  eye-icon  .

With the Multi Item Screen it is possible to display multiple items on the same page. First you select the Multi Item Screen (under the Group-Section) like any other Item. Until you fill it with other items it will be colored red. You can fill the Multi Item Screen with other items via drag-and-drop. The order in which the items are sorted within the web view determines the order in which they will be displayed on the phone.

As an example, the Multi Item Screen can be used to create an emotion scale with pictures:

  1. Use a Multi Item Screen, put Display Image and either the Likert Scale or Visual Analog Scale in it.
  2. Select an image with the desired symbols/pictures for the Display Image-Item.
  3. Delete the headline and the labels from the scale-item.

Reaction Time

With the Reaction Time Item, you can measure the time a certain screen (meaning a Multi Item Screen) is displayed. This way you can see how long a participant needs to answer an item. To use the Reaction Time Item, you have to follow these steps:

  1. Take a Multi Item Screen from the Group-tab.
  2. Add the item you want to measure and configure it as usual.
  3. Put the Reaction Time Item inside. This item is also available in the Group-tab. Please do not configure a headline, because the Reaction Time Item is hidden for the participant.

Record Front Video (Beta)

The Record Front Video Item is used inside a Multi Item Screen. It uses the front camera of the smartphone to record a Video while the participant answers the other items on the screen. The video will be saved under the movisensXS-Folder on the SD-Card. The video will be named with a timestamp, which can be seen in the Result-File Excel-sheet. You find this item under the Group section.

Date & Time

Date

Date input field.

Label Description Type Default-Value
Default Date The default date in the format yyyy-MM-dd. If no default is set, the current date on the smartphone is used. String

Date & Time

Date and time input field.

Label Description Type Default-Value
Default Time The default time in the format HH:mm. If no default is set, the current time on the smartphone is used. String
Default Date The default date in the format yyyy-MM-dd. If no default is set, the current date on the smartphone is used. String

Time

Time input field.

Label Description Type Default-Value
Default Time The default time in the format HH:mm. If no default is set, the current time on the smartphone is used. String

Free Input

Decimal

Decimal number input field.

Label Description Type Default-Value

Number

Whole number input field.

Label Description Type Default-Value

Text

Text input field.

Label Description Type Default-Value

Geo

GeoPoint

Record a geopoint.

Group

Reaction Time Item

The reaction time of the item is measured.

Multi-Item Screen

These items are presented on one screen.

Label Description Type Default-Value
Auto advance time Time in seconds this screen will be displayed. After the time the next screen will appear. The time 0 means, this screen will not auto advance. The items in this screen must be marked as not required! Integer 0

Multimedia

Audio

Record audio.

Barcode

Scan a barcode.

Take Picture

Take a picture.

Video

Record video.

Output

Display Image

Displays an Image.

Label Description Type Default-Value
Image Filename Image filename from the manifest. String

Display Random Number

Displays a three digit random number on the screen. This number is unique during the study.

Display Text

Displays the headline text on the screen.

Play Audio

Plays an audio file.

Label Description Type Default-Value
Audio Filename Audio filename from the manifest. String
Audio scrubbing allowed Is scrubbing (changing time in audio) allowed. Boolean true

Scale

Likert Scale

Likert scale is a bipolar item, measuring either positive or negative response to a statement.

Label Description Type Default-Value
Left Extreme String Happy
Neutral String
Right Extreme String Sad

Visual Analog

Visual Analog is a bipolar item, measuring either positive or negative response to a statement.

Label Description Type Default-Value
Left Extreme String Happy
Neutral String
Right Extreme String Sad
Hide Marker if unanswered Hide the default marker in the middle of the Visual Analog Scale Boolean false

Select

Select Many

Select one or more options.

Select One

Select one option.

Label Description Type Default-Value