After you name your project, the first tab your will find yourself in is the Overview.
Customizing Your Conjoint
Once you’ve decided on the features and levels you’d like to offer, click Define Attributes on the Overview tab.
You will be brought to a page where you can define your features and their levels. You will also be given access to additional options that affect how your conjoint is presented to respondents.
- Attributes: Add features and levels.
Qtip: Confused about what to enter here? See Step 1: Defining Conjoint Features & Levels for more details.
- Display: Determine the wording of the conjoint questions in your survey, and what visual format the packages are presented.
- Exclusions: Determine combinations that cannot be presented as packages. For example, maybe $1500 is a price available for the Bahamas and the Jamaica trip, but is simply too little to afford Bermuda. You could indicate that Price $1500 and Location Bermuda can never occur together as an option.
- Advanced: Decide on the number of packages presented to each respondent, and how many packages (options) should be offered in each question. By default Qualtrics will provide a ‘best-case’ recommendation. You can also decide to add a None option. Additionally, the advanced section lets you set up conditional pricing which associates price with level to determine realistic package prices.
Should I include a “None” option?
The best determiner on whether or not you should include a None option or not in your conjoint analysis project would be based on the primary business objectives you are trying to answer. If the primary goal is research and development on what is the best package we can assemble, then it is best not to include the None option. If the primary objective is product adoption and how different bundles might perform in the market, then is is best to include the None option.
Additional Survey Content
It’s best to keep Conjoint surveys simple. Too many questions, blocks, or other customizations can distract from the conjoint analysis and increase respondent fatigue. However, there are times where you may want to collect additional info from your respondents or introduce the purpose of the study.
This content can be added in the Survey tab, or by clicking Preview and Edit Survey in the Overview tab.
Adding an Introduction
You can use a Descriptive Text to add images and/or text before your Conjoint begins.
Adding Additional Questions
Qtip: Any questions added to the block above the Conjoint will appear before the Conjoint. Move the block down, or click Add Block below the Conjoint Block to add questions that follow the Conjoint. You can also delete any block you don’t need.
Survey Options allow you to define who can access the survey and when. Here you can also add different aesthetic options, like question numbers and custom End of Survey messages. Check out the Survey Options page for more details. Note that this link will take you out of the Conjoint pages to the Survey Platform pages, since these features function the same.
Survey Options also allow you to determine how long respondents have to complete the survey response before it’s recorded (or deleted). These are called Partial Response settings. It is important to configure these before you distribute the survey.
Look & Feel
Make sure you keep themes readable. For example, tiny font and a background color that barely contrasts from the font color make for an unpleasant survey-taking experience.
You can add branding with a custom theme, or, if you are not interested in purchasing themes, by adding a logo in your header. If you are adept with coding, you can also use Custom CSS to design your survey.
Here are additional resources for customizing your conjoint survey’s Look & Feel:
Previewing & Publishing Your Conjoint
It is incredibly important to test your survey before sending it out. You can preview what your conjoint survey will look like to your respondents by clicking Preview Survey.
When you have made the desired edits and would like to activate your survey with these settings, click Publish. If you’re not ready to go live yet, Qualtrics will save your progress, so you only have to publish when you’re ready.