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📚️ Types of Validation | Basecamp Wednesdays | May 31st 2023

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📚️  Types of Validation | Basecamp Wednesdays | May 31st 2023
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What is Basecamp Wednesdays?


Every Wednesday we will look at different topics discussed on XM Basecamp and provide a brief description of the Basecamp resource.

Whether you’re just getting started on your XM journey or ready to take your program to the next level, this weekly series is meant to help all users find Basecamp resources. 


Basecamp Wednesdays | May 31st 2023

Topic: Types of Validation


Although it can be enticing to have all of your questions use force response, requiring a response for too many questions can result in higher respondent fatigue and an increased dropout rate. 


When using validation on a survey, it is beneficial to know the types of validations at your disposal to choose the best option for your specific case.  A great alternative to force response is request-response, since it prompts the user to answer the question before proceeding, but doesn’t require a response so the user can choose to ignore the prompt and continue with the survey.


Certain question types include multiple validation options ranging from email address validation to verifying that an answer is within a specific range of numbers. Custom validation allows you to create your own validation logic and include a personalized validation error message to let the respondent know what is required for them to proceed.


Learn what validation is suitable for your question and begin decreasing your dropout rate today!


Where to find this course:

  1. Go to XM Basecamp.
  2. Search for Configuring Your Research Project.
  3. Click Register.
  4. Find the Controlling Questions and Answer Choices section.


Basecamp LinkCustomizing Survey Questions to Engage Participants

Qualtrics Resources: 

Questions of the Week: What type of validation does your team mainly use? Why?

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