Ranking questions in online surveys
Feature release: a ranking question, also known as a ordinal question, allows participants to rank elements or options according to their preference or importance. Instead of selecting a single answer, respondents are required to arrange the various options in a specific order.
PollUnit then determines a relative ranking based on all submitted lists. This question type not only yields the most preferred option but also helps understand the importance or popularity of different options, taking into account nuances in respondents' preferences.
Participants in a survey must weigh which options are most important to them. This fosters an awareness of the relative importance of various aspects or features and assists them in prioritizing. In complex decisions where many factors need consideration, a ranking question can help participants gain clarity and determine overall priority. This can facilitate decision-making for participants. However, it should be noted that ranking questions with numerous options may make it challenging for participants to establish a clear hierarchy. Therefore, we recommend using this voting type only for short lists.
To establish the relative ranking or average rating, points are allocated. The higher the position, the more points the option receives. The results of ranking questions allow for a deeper analysis of respondents' preferences. Researchers can identify patterns in the rankings and gain precise insights into the hierarchy of preferences.
Ranking questions, along with all our other rating types, are available to you for free. Why not give it a try right away?
Published at: 2023-11-30 09:00 AM