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Blocks and Block Options
When you ﬁrst create a survey, there is a single default question block inserted for you. This is where you can start insert-
ing your questions. As your survey gets larger and more complicated, you will want to add more blocks to your survey to
organize your questions and make it easy to set up which respondents see which questions in your survey. This section
will go over all you want to know about blocks and probably more.
Question blocks (called Blocks for short), are containers for a group of questions that you create in the Edit Survey tab.
For simple surveys, you will probably need only the Default Question Block. If you look just above the ﬁrst question of your
survey, you will see the label Default Question Block.
AFTER READING THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL KNOW HOW TO:
In this chapter you will learn how to:
• Use blocks to organize your survey.
• Use the Survey Flow for advanced logic.
• Randomize Questions within a block and blocks within a survey.
• Use all the Survey Flow elements.
When building your Qualtrics survey, there are many advanced options available that give additional control over your
survey questions, your survey logic, and the ﬂow of the questions presented to the respondent. These options won’t be
needed by everyone all of the time, but the blocks and ﬂow are very useful and powerful tools.
This chapter ﬁrst provides a discussion on the use of blocks and the available options. Following the introduction to
blocks, we then focus on Survey Flow and the tool to make optimal use of the blocks.
When editing your survey, there are advanced options available for additional control over your survey. These options won’t
be needed by everyone all the time, but they are very useful and powerful tools. You can ﬁnd these advanced features in
the Advanced Options drop-down located to the far right side of the Edit Survey tab.