I have a list of characters that I want respondents to rank. However, it’s possible that the respondents did not encounter 1 or more of these characters. Therefore, I need to have an n/a option available for each character in the list. From everything I’ve tried, and searched for, this doesn’t seem possible on SurveyGizmo which is a bit disappointing because I know this is possible in other survey tools.
Many question types have a NOT APPLICABLE option under the SPECIAL SETTINGS field. This option is available in Radio Buttons, Radio Button Grids, Checkboxes, Checkbox Grids and Rating (Likert Scale) questions. See the SurveyGizmo documentation for details – https://help.surveygizmo.com/help/answer-option-special-settings#available-special-settings
This allows you to override the default behavior of a Radio Grid and force one answer per column. The main drawback that I can think of is that you will not get the same type of reporting with a radio grid as you would with a ranking grid.
Hope this helps!
Following up on what Jim said, the Radio Button Grid question type can do everything the Ranking Grid question type can do but also lets you add a not applicable option. See: