How to Add an Other Answer Option
The "Other" answer option allows respondents to write a freeform answer for a question.
These alternatives are useful for a few reasons. Firstly, you may not have the time or space to list a full set of answers to a question. Secondly, you may forget or fail to include answer options that respondents consider to be relevant. Lastly, it gives your respondents more agency in the completion process by providing space for a personal answer.
How to Add an ‘Other’ Answer Option
- Click a question
- Enable the ‘Other text choice’ option
- A new text field will be inserted containing the text “Other (Please Specify)
Which Question Types can have an ‘Other’ Answer Option?
- Multi-Choice (Single Select)
- Multi-Choice (Multi-Select)
- Drop Down List
- Matrix (Common Scale)
- Picture Choice (Single Select)
- Picture Choice (Multi-Select)
How Respondents Interact with the Other Box
The “Other” option will operate as a Text Box (Single), where participants can click the answer field and enter a short amount of text.
How to Delete an ‘Other’ Answer Option
You remove these answer types in the same way you’d delete any other. Click the field you wish to remove and an ‘X’ will appear below the answer box.
Alternatively, you can disable the "Other" text choice in the Question Settings bar at the bottom of the builder.