Advanced Question Types


Beyond the basics, SoGoSurvey offers advanced question types to meet your specialized needs. For example, the Matrix Grid combines multiple question types such as Drop Downs, Rating Scales, and Text Boxes to focus on a single topic or theme. This economizes space on the survey page and gives the perception of a shorter survey. With participation as our goal, shorter surveys mean more responses.

Advanced question types are also ideal for answering more complex questions. However, they are just as easy to create as basic question types. Plus, SoGoSurvey provides question type samples that you can view while creating your question so you can see what you’re about to build. You can also deposit questions you create in the Question Bank so they can be re-used in future surveys.


Matrix Grid: This question types are useful when the participant is answering multiple related questions along the same scale. Rather than asking each question individually, using a Matrix Grid conserves space and creates a more participant-friendly experience. For example, you might want to ask the participant to evaluate a set of related statements using a satisfaction scale. You can ask up to seven different questions within a Matrix Grid.

You can choose from the following question types to add within a Matrix Grid:

  • Radio Button
  • Multi-Select Check Box
  • Drop Down
  • Text Box
  • Rating
  • Rating Scale

Matrix Grid


Demographics: Pre-formatted fields that automatically validate the data received, such as email address, ZIP code, and phone number.



Attachment: Attachment questions are useful when you need your participant to upload a file directly into the survey. You can also specify acceptable file types, and select the number of files to be attached and the number of columns in which to display the attachment requests.