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 amount of 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?
- Create a Survey
- Click ‘Add Page Items’ in the side bar OR Scroll to the bottom of your survey and click the ‘Add Items’ button
- Drag and Drop Slider into the necessary place OR Click Slider and then ADD TO PAGE
- Enter your question above the scale
- Assign names to both extremes of the scale
- Navigate the Question Quick Menu for additional settings and customization
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 ‘Sour’ and ‘Sweet’. 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 be inclusive: if you’re rating an experience, 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.
- Include as many scale points as you think necessary, but too many will affect the readability of your survey.
- It’s not mandatory to name either end of the scale, but it may improve the clarity of the question/ statement.
Question Quick Menu
Inside the Question Quick Menu for Sliders you have several options:
- Undo: Reverse your previous action or measure.
- Redo: Once ‘Undo’ is clicked, the option transforms into the ‘Redo’ button. This will restore your previous action or measure.
- Delete: Permanently removes the question from the project.
- Shrink/ Expand: This will change the size of your selected item. It will be referred to as ‘Resize’ in the results section of any project.
- Move to Page: Select another page to move the question to.
- Copy: Duplicate your question inside of the project.
- Required: By checking this box, respondents cannot finish the survey without completing the question.
- Settings: Opens additional, question specific, features and settings.
Question Settings Menu
You will find this list of settings by clicking the ‘Settings’ button inside of the Question Quick Menu:
- Number this question: This button toggles the numbering for the concerned question.
- Selection Type: Switch between the Opinion Scale format and the Slider format.
- From: Governs the number at the lowest (left) end of the scale.
- To: Controls the number at the highest (right) end of the scale.
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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