With the slider, the respondent can be asked for information in a numerical form from a specific range of values. The advantage of the slider in comparison to an open field is that the result is shown in a graphic form.
Several statements can be used at the same time in the slider element, in which case the averages of the statements can be seen in the same graph in the result space. The results of the sliders are shown in the same form as the results of the scale element.
The default scale of the slider can be adjusted from the ‘Show Settings’ section of the drop-down menu
In the Settings window, you can define the following parts:
- The minimum value of the scale
- The maximum value of the scale
- The default value of the scale selector
- The number of value label steps shows in how many parts the interval between the scale’s minimum and maximum values is displayed
- The number of snap steps defines how dense the spacing is in the slider
- Allow empty answer gives the respondent the opportunity to leave the statement in question unanswered
- Display Value in Text Field shows the respondent the value given with the slider in a separate text field
If a small step interval is defined for a large slider scale, each step is shown as its own value point in the result graph. For example, if the step interval is set as 1 in a 0-100 scale, as many as 100 bars may be shown in the graph. This may make interpretation of the result more difficult. In such cases, it is wise to use larger step & value ranges.