Text Match question
On this screen, you can specify the following details for a Text Match question:
- Question wording, e.g., "A fear of public places is called what?"
- Text Match answer, e.g., "Agoraphobia"
- Question description, e.g., "A simple question on common phobias"
- Whether to include a comment box for participants
- Whether to include an additional outcome
Text Match questions allow the participant to type in a single word or a few words to indicate their answer. Authors define right or wrong words or phrases in advance by entering a list of acceptable answers.
When you have entered the question wording, choices and description, it is recommended that you check the spelling of your text. To do so, click the Spell Check button.
The following options are available when saving a question:
- Click Save to save all changes and continue editing the question. A message appears confirming the question has been saved.
- Click the drop-down arrow next to the Save button and then:
- select Save and new Multiple Choice to save all changes and begin creating a new Multiple Choice question,
- hover over Save and new..., and then select the type of question to create,
- or select Save and exit to save all changes and exit the question editor.
If changes have been made to a question, a revision comment must be entered first before exiting the question editor.
Click Exit to leave the question editor. If any changes have been made to the question, a message appears warning that these changes will not be saved.
To create or edit the wording for your question, click where it says "Click here to change the question wording" and enter the question wording. You can use the text formatting toolbar to present the question wording in any way you wish. Refer to Using the text formatting toolbar for more information on how to do this.
When creating a Text Match question, you must specify the text that represents the correct answer. When you create a Text Match question, two Text Match answers are automatically added to the question. The text of the default Text Match answers is "Enter new text to match here". To change this to the text that represents the correct answer, click where it says "Enter new text to match here" and enter the answer text.
To add an additional Text Match answers to the question, click Add Scoring in the toolbox. The new choice will be added to the list of choices.
To delete a Text Match answer, click the delete button next to the question scoring box for the answer.
To set the score for a Text Match answer, enter the desired score in the textbox provided. Alternatively, you can use the up and down arrows next to the text box to increase/decrease the score already displayed.
You can choose to present feedback to participants based on the choice they select, although you do not have to do so. You may wish to provide more details to the participant on why a particular choice is correct or incorrect. For example, "Sorry, that is not the correct answer. Agoraphobia is the fear of public places."
To present feedback to choices:
- Click the Show Feedback button.
- Under each choice, click where it says "Enter new feedback here" and enter the feedback you require.
Question descriptions enable you to provide information on the question being created.
To add a description to a question, click Edit Question Description, enter the description (200 characters maximum), and click OK.
If no question description is specified, the question wording will be used as the question description.
Adding a comment box to a question enables participants to provide a response to the question. This is particularly useful when creating surveys.
To add a comment box to a question, simply click Add Comment Box. The comment box will be added to the bottom of the question.
Once a comment box has been added, you can edit the text used to introduce the comment box. By default, this is: "Add your comment:"
In cases where a participant tries to continue an assessment without completing a question, an additional outcome can be set or a "no answer" outcome.
To add an additional outcome:
- Click Additional Outcome. The Additional Outcome screen will open.
- Enter feedback corresponding to the "no answer" outcome for the question.
- Click Save.