Counter question type

Description: Question type that, with each tap on the screen, increments the count. (Maybe with an option to decrement the count too.) Think of a passenger head count tally device.

Use cases: Several come to mind:

  • Cases where you want 1 more roster row, but there’s no natural trigger. Example: metadata on each interview visit: when it started, when it ended, what the outcome was.
  • Questions where a cumulative count is needed.
    • Example 1: Behavioral coding of performance-based activity. For example, how many times the teacher stands in a certain area of the room or interacts with students. See SDI or SABER classroom observation module. Example from Afghanistan here
    • Example 2: Counts of things passing by/observed (e.g., cars, birds, etc.)