What is a Rating Scale? | Free Survey Scale Creator
Extract Powerful Insights with AhaSlides’ Rating Scale Feature
Add qualitative richness beyond simple ratings. Capture sentiment, strength and nuance through ranked categories that add flavour to your interactive presentation.
Ask questions in real-time and poll audiences on the spot
Launch standalone scales online for any time asynchronous feedback
Use in versatile survey types: Likert scale, satisfaction, frequency, and many more
What is a Rating Scale?
The rating scale is a close-ended question type that has respondents rate attributes on a continuum of criteria.
It provides a suite of stances for respondents to fine-tune exactly where they stand and is commonly used to gauge interests, satisfaction, and compare concepts or attributes.
How to Create a Rating Scale
In 3 easy steps, you will be able to carve fun and easy paths to actionable feedback. See more below:
Step 1: Write your question
Want to know if people dig your product or hate the shipping time? Pose the big question, fill out the statements and watch the insights roll in.
Step 2: Set the scale label
The ‘scale’ section deals with the wording and number of your scale’s values.
The standard scale slide on AhaSlides comes with 5 values, but you can increase this to any number you want (below 1000).
Step 3: Share your survey with the participants
If you're polling live, hit the 'Present' button. If you want to survey the audiences over a certain period, choose the 'Self-paced' option in the Settings. Share the survey link and you're good to go.
AhaSlides’ Rating Scale Examples
Wondering how to put our scale into good use? Here are some examples to give you an idea of how the AhaSlides scales can be tailored to different contexts:
The ordinal scale is good for ratings where order matters but distances aren't exact. Like movie reviews - we know an "A" is better than a "B" but how much better?
There's the interval scale where the gaps DO mean something. Temperature is perfect - we know the difference between 20°C and 30°C is the same as 10°C to 20°C.
Last but not least, ratio scales. These have an absolute zero point you can measure from, like height or bank balance. 0 inches and $0 mean the total absence of that thing.
Rating Scale Features
View results plotted on a graph that shows responses for each statement over time.
Show average lines
See average ratings for each statement as well as the overall average across all statements.
Results can optionally be hidden until the presenter is ready to share them.
Hover over graph points or statement names to view the number of responses for each rating value.
Play in self-paced
Set the survey in self-paced mode lets the respondents answer the survey anytime on their devices.
Export scale data to Excel for further offline analysis or as JPG images of the slides.
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