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    How to create a certain type of question for a survey?

    Asked by jurullc on March 07, 2016 at 04:21 PM

    I need to be able to create a survey with questions similar to the following:


    What are your key organizational characteristics?  For example, can you define your organization’s product offerings, vision and mission, workforce profile, and regulatory requirements? 

    1-2 = ineffective
    2-3 = somewhat ineffective
    4-5 = somewhat effective
    5-7 = effective
    8-10 = very effective


    For each response I need to assign the corresponding score so if someone selects 2 ineffective (it should calculate 2 points for this question).



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    Answered by Chriistian on March 07, 2016 at 09:37 PM

    You can use the Numeric Slider Widget to have a range from 1 to 10.


    Or you can simply use a Number field so that the user can input the value that they want from 1 to 10. So if a user inputs 2, the result should show 2 for this question.

    You can check out a demo form of the two options by following this link: https://form.jotform.com/60668497609977

    You can clone it to your account by following this guide: How To Clone A Form

    If you need further assistance, do let us know.


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    Answered by jurullc on March 08, 2016 at 11:12 AM

    Will this option combine the scores for each section.  

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    Answered by Charlie on March 08, 2016 at 01:27 PM

    If you want to calculate the scores and use it more flexibly, there are a couple of ways to do this. However, your scoring is a range, I am not sure how you are calculating it? When use selects "Ineffective" there's a possibility of 1-2 score? Or does it depend on your questions?

    Here are some of my suggestions:

    Method 1:

    1. You can use drop down fields, check boxes and or radio field for the options and assign values on them. Here's a guide about it: http://www.jotform.com/help/301-How-to-Assign-Calculation-Value 

    I'll use a radio button field in my case, added the options and clicked the "Edit Properties" on the gear icon.

    In the "Properties" window, we can easily assign calculation values, in my case, I'll assign a straight forward 1-5 scoring range for the 5 options that I have.

    2. After assigning values on them, you can simply do a form calculation by following this guide: http://www.jotform.com/help/259-How-to-perform-calculation-in-the-form 

    Here I added the form calculation widget where the calculation happens.

    For demo purposes, I have created a copy of my question with the same value. In the form calculation widget, I'll sum the two questions that I have.

    3. You can see how it looks like in this demo form: https://form.jotform.com/60675298820969 



    Method 2:

    With the same approach in method 1 BUT instead of using radio button fields, we will use the matrix field. Here's a guide about it: http://www.jotform.com/help/343-How-to-perform-form-calculation-in-the-Matrix-field 



    I hope that helps. Do let us know if you need more information on this.