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Opinion scale

Unsolicited opinions can be annoying. I don’t like those pants. I don’t know why you like vanilla so much. Why do you listen to Taylor Swift? Ick.

However as a researcher, you really want those opinions. When someone evaluates your work or gives you feedback, you get valuable insight in return. This leads to improved decision making and better results.

An Opinion scale helps you measure opinions on a range.

Before you implement one, take a second to define the center of the scale and its two opposing sides like in the example below.

Opinion scale 01

Follow these steps to use an Opinion scale in your next typeform:

  1. Open your typeform
  2. Simply click on the Opinion scale question panel and it will be added to your form: Opinion scale 02
  3. Add your question.
  4. Adjust your scale.
  5. Edit settings,
  6. Click on Save.

Adjust your scale and Settings

You can adjust the following parameters of your scale:

  • Adjust the number of Steps:
    • minimum 5 steps
    • maximum 11 steps
  • Add the Left, Center and Right labels: Opinion scale 03
  • You can make this question required
  • By default the Scale starts at 0 (zero) – you can enable the “Start scale at 1” button

How to add a N/A (Not Applicable) option?

For the moment, we do not offer a “Not applicable” option by default, but there are a couple of workarounds you could use:

  • Ask your respondents to simply skip the question if they don’t have an opinion or prefer not to answer. You can use the Description field of the question for this. If you go with this solution, make sure that you do not set the question as required.
  • Use the Multiple choice or Picture choice question type instead and add the scale as choice labels. Simply add a choice label saying “Not applicable”. You can refer to this Help Center article for more details: Build a custom Likert scale question.
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