Out of target

Compatibility: IdSurvey 5 IdSurvey 6

The out of target function (also known as screen out) stops an interview with contacts that are not relevant for your survey. It’s used in screening questions at the beginning of the questionnaire to know if the respondent it’s part of the target of your survey.

To use this function click on the gearwheel button of the answer that determines the target and enable “Out of target”.

Selecting this answer the respondent will immediately leave the interview displaying a specific text.

For example: my survey si aimed to 18-39 years old respondents:

Which age group do you fit in?

  • less than 18 /OT 1
  • 18-39
  • 40-59 /OT 1
  • over 60 /OT 1

Only option “18-39” proceeds with the survey, all the others will stop the interview.


In CAWI surveys settings you can customize “Out of quota/target” text.

Out of target interviews are coherently labelled in the output file.

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