The Rating Scale question type is in essence a Likert question. It is commonly used for reviewer ranking questions where you wish for your reviewers to rank submissions from 1-5 based on various criteria.
- Within your form, click on the Questions tab in the top left corner
- Under Advanced Questions, double-click or click and drag the Rating Scale question to add it to your form.
- Optional: Add an Identifier to your question
- Enter the Question Title
- Optional: Add a Description
- Add your Choices
NOTE: You can add the Columns individually by clicking Add or by clicking the Bulk button. You can add the variables in a list within the Bulk Editor. You can also Add Other Columns which will automatically add a choice with an additional text response field to collect more information.
i. Decide if your Choices will have a score associated to them.
- Add your Variables.
NOTE: You can add the Variables individually by clicking Add or by clicking the Bulk button. You can add the variables in a list within the Bulk Editor.
i. Decide if the Variable will be Required or Optional
- Set the Choice Settings
- Set the +Display settings
- Set the +Options settings
Scoring allows you to assign a value to each choice. This is commonly used in Reviewer Forms.
NOTE: By default the Score will be None. This means that no custom score has been set and the choice will take on the default score. The default score for the choices is based on its placement in the list: Choice 1 = 1 Point, Choice 5 = 5 Points etc.
TIP! If you do not want a choice to have a value, enter 0 as the score associated with a choice.
|Make First Column Static||
The first column refers to the Variable labels. This setting forces the first column to always be visible. This is useful when you have many columns and the user must scroll horizontally through the table.
|1st Column Size||
The 1st column displays the Variable Labels. Adjusts the first columns width in comparison to width of the question. By default, this option is 30%.
You can go as low as 10% of the question or as high as 90%.
NOTE: You cannot remove or hide the first column from the question.
Display this question side by side with another question.
NOTE: This will need to be enabled on the other question as well.
|Append to previous question||
This question type appends to the question before it to make it appear that they are connected within the form.
NOTE: Any Branching Logic, such as to hide or show the previous question, will also apply to this question.
You can adjust the width based on a percentage of the size of the page. By default, the value is 100% to make it to the fit the page size.
|Show Borders||Show borders around the question.|
|Alternate Background Colour||
Each Column will be an alternate shade/colour.
Selecting this option randomizes the choices within the Rating Scale upon each form refresh.
Variables (Rows) within your Rating Scale question will appear in alphabetical order (A-Z).
TIP! Use this if you are going to be adding Variables/Choices to your form after already collecting data. This will allow you to maintain your alphabetical order without jeopardizing your data. Refer to How to Safely Make Changes to a Live Form for more information.
Force a response in a column to remain unique. No two variables can have identical responses