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    Word limit (case 480)

    I want participants to provide a 5-sentence response to a question. Is it possible to impose a word limit?

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    Last edited by jason_reed; 12-08-2015 at 07:58 PM.

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    Hi Albert. I don't think it's possible to impose a word limit, but you can use html and a custom item to impose a character limit. I've attached a snippet of code that will do just this. If you open it with a text editor, you'll see the following line of code: maxlength'"50". You can change that "50" to be whatever you like, and that will set the upward limit for the number of characters that your participant can enter in each box. I'd suggest doing some informal pilot testing just to see, on average, how long the sentences people write in response to your items tend to be, and then setting a limit that's just generous enough to accommodate that.

    I hope this helps. If you're not comfortable working with html just let me know and I'd be happy to walk you through it.

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