What are Sliders?
Your participants will be provided with a numbered scale, through which they can rate or evaluate your question or statement. You will be able to customize the numbers in the scale, along with the names of the extremes.
You may also see Sliders referred to as Likert scales, these simply refer to reliable ways of measuring attitudes or behaviors against a linear scale.
Why use a Slider?
Sliders are great for introducing another level of interactivity for your respondents. They can also be used as an alternative to the Opinion Scale question type.
How do I create a Slider question type?
- Open the Form tab
- Click 'New question'
- Select Slider
- Enter your question above the slider
- Assign labels to the extreme ends of the
You can add more sliders to the same questions and customize the scales for each.
- Click the question
- Click 'Add another scale'
When inserted into your project, the Slider will be scaled from 0-10 by default. These can be changed in the Question Quick Menu.
The scale extremes will also have the pre-assigned names ‘Extremely Poor' and 'Extremely Good'. You can edit these by clicking the words at either end of the scale.
- The scale options must be interpretable through the question/ statement.
- The scale options should be consistent and logical.
- The scale options should span from ‘very good’ to ‘very bad’, not ‘very good’ to ‘average.
- The question/ statement should only need a simple response.
Question Quick Menu
Inside the Question Settings Bar for Sliders you have several options:
- Numbered: This button toggles the numbering for the concerned question.
- Personal info: When enabled, the data from any question marked as PII in the ‘question settings’ will be stored as a separate response. Allowing you to identify who has completed your survey, and at what time, without viewing the other answers they’ve given.
- Required: By checking this box, respondents cannot finish the survey without completing the question.
- Selection type: Use this drop-down to switch between the scale and slider format.
- Range start - range end*: Set the start and end range numbers for your scale or slider.
How respondents interact with Sliders?
The slider will look identical to the respondent as it will to you whilst creating your survey. However, participants will be able to adjust the slider between the set end of the scale. The number you settle on will be displayed in the center box below the Slider.
How to analyze the Quick Report?
In the left-most column of the Data Table, you’ll find the names of your extremes. The center of the table represents the range of numbers you provided for your respondents to scale against, along with the number of respondents, and the correlating percentages. To the right of these figures, you’ll find statistics on the standard deviation of your data set, the total number of responses, and the calculated weighted average. By default, your results will be presented as a Column Graph, but you are able to switch to other formats in the Question Quick Menu. These include Line Graph, Doughnut Chart, Pie Chart, Radar Chart.
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