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Entering a multiple categorical response
A Multiple Categorical Response question allows for one or more responses to be selected from a list of available responses. This type of question is sometimes referred to as multi-punch.
Using the keyboard
1 Enter the first applicable keycode value in the Entry Panel.
2 Enter a space, + (plus sign), / (slashmark), or , (comma) to create a separator between keycodes in the Entry Panel.
If auto-advance is enabled, the Data Entry Player inserts a separator when the maximum length for a given response is reached. For more information, see Auto advance to next entry.
3 Enter the second keycode value in the Entry Panel.
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to add more keycode values.
5 Press Enter to confirm the response and advance the Data Entry Player to the next variable.
Only steps 1 and 5 are required when there is only one response indicated on a survey for a multiple response question. For more information, see Entering a single categorical response.
When using a keyboard, the entered keycode value must match a valid value from the response list displayed for the current variable. When you key and confirm a non-valid code, alerts you and requires that a valid response be keyed before proceeding to the next variable. For more information, see Resolving erroneous entries.
Using the mouse
1 Click on the applicable response in the Response List Panel. The keycode for the selected response appears in the Entry Panel.
2 Click the second applicable response in the Response List Panel. The keycode for the second selected response appears in the Entry Panel along with a separator value placed before it (between the first and second responses).
3 Repeat step 2 to add more keycode values.
4 Click Next in the Entry Panel to confirm the response and advance the Data Entry Player.
When using a mouse, the only allows one response to be included in the Entry Panel. If you select a response, then select another response, only the most recently selected response appears in the Entry Panel (you cannot select multiple responses).
Avoid using keycodes that start with the same characters. You should not define ambiguous keycodes, especially when one keycode is a part of another keycode. For example:
Q1 "What activities do you like?" {Basketball keycode(1), Football keycode(11)};
For this question, the interviewer's intention cannot be determined when the 1 key is pressed. Changing the keycodes to the following would result in better results:
Q1 "What activities do you like?" {Basketball keycode(01), Football keycode(11)};
For this question, the interviewer's intention can be determined because although both keycodes contain 1, the interviewer must press a unique first character.
The Ctrl and Alt keys can be assigned as keycodes, but the user interface Ctrl and Alt assignments will supersede the keycode assignments.
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Entering data in the Data Entry Player