# Ponder answer depending on a second "auto-evaluation" question

5 years 3 weeks ago #100988 by Locher
Locher created the topic: Ponder answer depending on a second "auto-evaluation" question
Hi,
All the questions of my survey will have a previous question where the respondent can auto-evaluate his knowledge about the subject. How can I connect the two corresponding questions so that the answer gets more or less weight depending on the auto-evaluation-question.

Thanks

5 years 3 weeks ago #101007 by tpartner
tpartner replied the topic: Ponder answer depending on a second "auto-evaluation" question
Have a look at Expression Manager - manual.limesurvey.org/Expression_Manager

You can create Equation type questions and load them according to the results from previous questions.

Cheers,
Tony Partner
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5 years 3 weeks ago #101015 by Locher
Locher replied the topic: Ponder answer depending on a second "auto-evaluation" question
Hi tpartner,

Thanks for your idea. I had a look at EM, but is seams that I can not influence the weight of the answer. Or at least I can not see how. In some cases it might be possible with calculations, but in the following for example, I think it's not possible:

I let people order something by priority in question 1. Lets say respondent_1 answers first priority A) and second priority and respondent_2 says first priority and second priority A). Then in question 2 they indicate their knowledge about the subject. Lets say responden_1 says he has little knowledge and respondent_2 says he has deep knowledge about the subjet. So the statistical answer would be: has the higher priority
Because the answer of respondent_2 has more weight.

I think I will export the answers and do it in excel.

5 years 2 weeks ago #101083 by tpartner
tpartner replied the topic: Ponder answer depending on a second "auto-evaluation" question
You should be able to use an Equation question for this.

Something like (this is not the correct syntax):

if Q2 = "little knowledge", QEquation = Q1 x 1

if Q2 = "deep knowledge", QEquation = Q1 x 1

Cheers,
Tony Partner
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