Can I do this with a Slider?

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1 week 4 days ago #177695 by advanz_lu
advanz_lu created the topic: Can I do this with a Slider?
Hello everybody,

I have a question which can be answered by selecting (or not) from a list of answers and optionally giving the answer a priority.

For example:
Which animals do you like (optionally, put your answer in order of preference)
1. Cats
2. Dogs
3. Horses
3. Mules
4. Elephants

I have set this up as follows:

Type: Multiple numerical input
Mandatory: No
Relevance equation: 1
Use slider layout: 1
Slider minimum value: 0
Slider maximum value: 10
Slider accuracy: 1
Slider initial value: 0

My questions for this forum are:

1. Is this going to give the result I want ?
i.e. all questions not answered have a value "0" the answered questions the value set by the participant.

2. Why does the slider start in the middle of the range (in my case "5")?
I have set Slider initial value set at start to ON
The setting of Slider starts at the middle position to OFF

Any ideas???

Thanks,

-Graham-

I have uploaded the question (as a .txt file because .lsq wasn't allowed)

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1 week 4 days ago #177705 by holch
holch replied the topic: Can I do this with a Slider?
It is never good to use a .lsq file here, not only because it is not allowed to upload, but also because helpers need to create a survey first do be able to look at it. As people are responding quite a few posts here, if they have to set up a survey first for everyone, then it becomes a lot more time consuming. Ideally you already deliver a survey file (LSS) with just the question that is important.

Next thing you need to inform is what exact Limesurvey version you are using.

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1 week 4 days ago #177721 by tpartner
tpartner replied the topic: Can I do this with a Slider?
Why not use a multiple-choice question and then a ranking type question (with array-filter enabled) - manual.limesurvey.org/Question_type_-_Ra...r_.28array_filter.29

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1 week 4 days ago #177735 by advanz_lu
advanz_lu replied the topic: Can I do this with a Slider?
Good point!

Here's the .lss zip

I'm using Version 3.15.3+181108

Thanks,

-Graham-

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1 week 4 days ago - 1 week 4 days ago #177736 by advanz_lu
advanz_lu replied the topic: Can I do this with a Slider?
I first thought of a multi-choice with comments or something like your suggestion but I wanted something that looked good but was simple otherwise the participants are not going to understand what they need to do.
On paper they just circle an answer and put a number next to it.

I thought that I could do this with a slider so that they didn't need to type - they just slide the dot to their preference (number) - they then see it graphically.

AND if they didn't pick an answer it would be easy to see (to ignore) in the results (which would be "0").

Thanks,

-Graham-
Last Edit: 1 week 4 days ago by advanz_lu.

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1 week 2 days ago #177892 by advanz_lu
advanz_lu replied the topic: Can I do this with a Slider?
Please ignore this topic

- I was completely off track.

This isn't what I want or the way to do it.

Sorry.

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1 week 2 days ago #177896 by tpartner
tpartner replied the topic: Can I do this with a Slider?
No worries, let us know how you handle it.

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1 week 2 days ago #177905 by advanz_lu
advanz_lu replied the topic: Can I do this with a Slider?
I'm now thinking along the lines in this forum entry: www.limesurvey.org/forum/installation-a-...rrays-and-statistics

I'm not sure if I can create the graph though.

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1 week 2 days ago #177906 by advanz_lu
advanz_lu replied the topic: Can I do this with a Slider?
Hello,

I have looked through the forum and found answers about similar questions but I didn't find this exact question.

I have a question with an array of 10 sub-questions with answers with are priorities from 1(high) to 10(low).

At the end of the survey, when all the participants have answered, is there a way of displaying a statistic (bar chart) of which of the 10 sub-questions was considered to be the most important?

Looking at some real data it looks like the equation is the inverse of the number of participants AND I should count no answer as the lowest priority (in this case "10") assuming that if they don't include it then it's because it's not important.

So, _for each answer_ the value I'm looking for is :
(number of participants) / (the priority * {number of answers of this priority})

If I could plot this number for each answer I think I have a graph which shows which answer is the most important overall.

Does the math look OK?

Can I graph this?

Thanks,
-Graham-

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2 days 10 hours ago #178247 by advanz_lu
advanz_lu replied the topic: Can I do this with a Slider?
I realise that I think I should ask my question differently.

I am trying to find out how to produce the correct statistics for a ranking question (rather than how to formulate the questions).

I need the statistics to show which answer in a ranking question (array) is the most popular of all the answers to the survey.

I'd like to create charts with the options:
  • Weighted Average: Charts the average ranking for each answer choice
  • Distribution: Charts the absolute number or percentage of respondents that selected each answer choice

Any ideas/suggestions?

Thanks,

-Graham-

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2 days 9 hours ago #178251 by holch
holch replied the topic: Can I do this with a Slider?

I need the statistics to show which answer in a ranking question (array) is the most popular of all the answers to the survey.

Limesurvey is a data collection tool, not a statistics/analytics tool. Thus, the statistics and reporting options are basic, just to get a first glimpse on the results while the survey is still running.

For analyzing data you would use other tools, be it SPSS/PSPP, Excel, etc.

I don't think analyzing ranking questions is in the scope of a simple web reporting tool, especially as a ranking question can be analyzed in many different ways.

Export your results and analyze them via Excel for example.

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2 days 7 hours ago #178254 by advanz_lu
advanz_lu replied the topic: Can I do this with a Slider?
Thanks.
This is the conclusion I was coming to as well.

I was being swayed by systems such as SurveyMonkey where apparently this feature is included.

In the case of straight-forward ranking questions I think you are right, Excel can produce the graphs wanted.

Thanks.

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2 days 6 hours ago #178255 by holch
holch replied the topic: Can I do this with a Slider?

I was being swayed by systems such as SurveyMonkey where apparently this feature is included.


I don't know how advanced the reporting system of Survey Monkey is, but the systems I had seen I was often disappointed by the reporting system, especially for the big professional ones. This might have changed over the last couple of years, though.

So in Survey Monkey you have a good analysis of the ranking question, the way you want it? Do you have a screenshot? Might be interesting for the developers. Not that this will come any time soon, but might be an inspiration.

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1 day 20 hours ago #178258 by tpartner
tpartner replied the topic: Can I do this with a Slider?
That is beyond the capabilities of the LimeSurvey statistics feature. You will need to do it with a third party data analysis package.

Cheers,
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