Ranking Questions

A ranking question specifically asks users to rank a given variable. This question type is like a multiple choice question except that the choices are shown horizontally rather than vertically. Secondly, the ranking question can be used to force a unique answer for each of the specified variables. For example, if you ask a respondent to rank his favorite foods from 1 to 10 and you don’t want him to rank two different foods with the same ranking, you can use this question format to accomplish this.

A sample star rating question:

How to Use: The ranking question, in some ways is incorporated into other question types. For example, if you would like to allow users to rank 1 variable, you can use a multiple choice question and click on the option to display the choices in a horizontal format. If you would like to rank a number of variables together, you can use a multiple choice matrix question to accomplish this and click on the “force unique” option in order to prevent someone from choosing the same ranking for more than one variable.

Watch this video tutorial to get started with ranking questions:


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