From a user-friendly objective standpoint, it makes sense for the site navigation system to link to each category page with the answers for each question default to being hidden (aka the question is 'collapsed') so they can easily see all the questions without scrolling though all the answers.
But what's the best practice from an SEO standpoint?
The first issue is that it is my understanding, content hidden by default, will carry less weight than content that isn't hidden.
Okay, there's also an option in the FAQ for every question on the category page to link to an individual page with only that question. So Google COULD index that page. So would the category page not be considered duplicate content of that question or vice versa. Seems like use of the canonical tag can't really be applied in this scenario?
Should I just set it up in the way that is most user friendly AND link to the individual question pages hoping what I lose by hiding the answers on the category page I'll gain by getting Google to index the individual question page without worring about dupe content issues?