Choosing the Right Data Type

  1. To choose a question’s data type, click on the Response Options tab. This tab contains a list of Data Types. Since we’re asking for a participant’s age, we will want the data type to be a number–preferably a positive number. Choose Whole Numbers = 0 as the data type.


  • A Default answer may also be entered for the question. If set, it becomes the pre-selected answer to the question, but does not prevent participants from choosing another answer.