Slider Scale question

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About slider scale questions

The slider scale question type generates a sliding scale on the respondent's device, rather than a list of answer choices. Slider scale questions are defined in much the same way as single choice questions. You might enter text for each end of the scale (e.g. "good" to "poor") or values to appear along the scale.

The various options for slider scale questions are described below. Once you have finished creating or editing your question, you will need to save it to continue editing your project. To do so, simply click done

Working with scale texts

To add text to the scale, simply type it in new choice text.

Tip: When entering several texts, you can save time by pressing the TAB key after typing each text; this takes you instantly to the new choice text box, where you can add another text. In this way, you can keep typing texts, and hitting TAB to quickly add the entire set of texts.

To edit an existing text, simply click in the choice text, and make changes as required.


Tip: You can also enter texts even more rapidly by clicking quick entry. This presents the choices in a box, where you can enter each choice text on a separate line (type a hard return after each choice to begin a new line). You can also use this mode to paste in a response list from an external document. To return to the standard way of entering choices, and reveal the response choice options, such as anchoring, click manual entry.

To delete a text, click remove (x) to the right of the text.

You can change the order in which the texts are presented. To do so, click the "handle" to the left of the choice icon and drag and drop the choice to a new position in the list of choices.

Note: Unlike with other question types, there is no option to anchor the choices; due to the nature of this question type, the order is always fixed.

Question options

You can add an image to the question as a whole by clicking the icon to the left of the question text. For further details, please see setting the question image.

By default, the question must be answered by the respondent, but you can make it optional. To do so, select optional response. The next button is enabled as soon as the question is presented.

Advanced question and text options

Lumi Say also offers an advanced view, which allows you to view and edit further details of your question, including aliases (used in scripting), ID numbers and quota levels for each choice. To view these options, set the advanced view switch to ON. When advanced view is switched on, you can view and edit the following elements of each choice:



Choice ID (shown next to the choice text)

Whenever you add a choice (text) to the question, it is automatically assigned a sequential number as its ID. This ID can be used to refer to the choice when creating conditions and filtering. It is possible to change the choice IDs; note that choice IDs must be integer values in the range 1 to 32,767; they may not be negative numbers. 

Choice alias (shown next to the choice ID)

The choice alias (which is optional) can be used to refer to the question in the survey logic, and can be shown in reports instead of the choice ID. To set up a choice alias, simply type it in the alias box next to the appropriate choice. The choice alias must be alphanumeric. Note: Usually, you would use the choice ID in survey logic, but you can use the alias for the same purpose.

Details about the XML code for slider scale questions can be found here: slider scale question (XML).