We conducted a baseline survey on manufacturing firms and are now about to launch the second wave. In the survey for the second wave we want to preload some information about which machines the firms use.
Our issue is:
We first ask Q1 : Which machines do you currently use? (multi-select question with yes/no buttons)
Here the respondents should click “Yes” or “No” based on whether they are using the machine now, at the time of the second wave.
We then have a roster that is generated by source question Q1, in which we want to ask, for each of the machines that the firm is currently using, why they started using it now but were not using it before? Of course, we only want to ask this question if at baseline the firm told us they were not using that machine but now, at W2, they are telling us that they are using that machine.
To do this, the first question inside the roster is a preloaded question Q2 : “Firm was using the machine at baseline” (single-select, with Yes / No answer options. The goal is that we then ask Q3 “Why were you not using this machine when we last interviewed you, but only started using it recently?” and Q3 should only appear if the firm was not using the machine at baseline, so if Q2 == 0.
The problem is that when we preload Q2 and give a value of 1 or 0 to each machine, the source question Q1 appears to be all filled in with “Yes” for every machine. The reason is that since we give a value of 0 or 1 to every machine, the Designer interprets it as if the roster should include all the machines, and so automatically makes all the machines in Q1 appear with “Yes” preloaded.
Is there a way to add a preloaded question (Q2) inside a roster that is generated from a question that is not preloaded (Q1), and make sure that Designer does not automatically preload the source question (Q1) based on how many preloaded answers I give for Q2?
Alternatively, is there any other way we can approach this issue?
Thanks a lot! Any help would be greatly appreciated!