Quota Control Settings

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Disqualified respondent skip to question <select question> (Disqualified Question)

 

On the Settings tab, you specify the question that respondents should be skipped to who do not qualify for an open Quota Cell.

 

Notes:

 

Skip patterns (post-skips) are permitted on the same page as the Quota question. Quota Cell Membership is evaluated before the post-skips.

The quota disqualified skip is taken before any user-defined post skips.  

Quota Membership will not be assigned if respondents pre-skip off the page containing the Quota question.

Quota Cell Membership is evaluated even if the Quota question is skipped due to a constructed list length of zero used on the page.

Quota Cell Membership is not evaluated if the page containing the Quota question is skipped over due to skip logic.

Multiple quotas on a page are evaluated in natural order, even if questions on the page have been randomized.

Quota membership is not evaluated if the quota question is pre-skipped.

 


Distinguishing Over-Quota vs. Disqualified

 

Some researchers need to track whether a respondent was disqualified due to not logically qualifying for the quota versus the respondent qualified for the quota but the quota was already filled.  Lighthouse Studio records a quota cell value of:

 

-1 if the respondent did not qualify due to logic.

-2 if the respondent did not qualify because all of the quota cells were full.

-3 if the respondent qualified for the quota but then left the survey.  When they reenter the survey it is detected that the quota filled while they were gone.

 

You can refer to these values within Skip logic if you need to redirect respondents to different terminate screens based on one condition or the other.  For example, all respondents are first sent to the same disqualification question as defined on the Settings tab of the Quota dialog.  However, you can create "preskips" associated with that page which skip the respondent to the appropriate terminate screen depending on whether the quota cell value is -1, -2, or -3.

 

 

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