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Slider: Unanswered questions given a score in dataset

ColinScott42 Community Member Qubie ✭
edited June 23 in Survey Platform

Hi everyone,

I have an issue with a couple of slider questions where non-responses appear to be assigned a value within the range of the scale.

The sliders are set up so that the starting point is the midpoint and a validation is included so that a response is requested if participants have not clicked on the slider. The sliders mostly go from 0 to 100 and my problem is that it appears that non-responses are being assigned a score of 0. In the Reports page, I can see the correct distribution of responses with missing values excluded (across all participants, not individually), but when I download the data these missing values are scored 0, skewing the data.

Is there anyway to fix this or to identify the respondents who actually skipped the question, post-data collection?


Best Answer

  • bstrahin
    bstrahin Madison, WICommunity Member - Trial User Wizard ✭✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer

    When you go to download your data, click on More Options in the lower left hand corner. There are options for:

    • Recode seen but answered questions as -99
    • Recode seen but unanswered multi-value fields as 0

    Seems like you need to check the second option and click on the 0 then manually change it to a value that won't cause you problems.


  • ColinScott42
    ColinScott42 Community Member Qubie ✭

    Thanks so much! I was not aware of that option and it looks like that will solve the problem.