- Questions laid out as a table in a questionnaire are not necessarily entered as grids.
- Questions laid out as separate questions in a questionnaire may be entered as a grid.
- For a question or questions to be input as a grid, there must be overarching text that can be input as the grid literal.
- All questions (Y axis) in the grid must have the same response(s) (X axis). In some cases, questions with different responses may be broken off from the grid and input as a separate question.
A question grid contains a multiple questions along with the same response domain answers and any instructions. When entering groups of related questions, lists of questions, or tables in Archivist, it can be useful to use a question grid to express the information rather than separate question items.