[Contrib: Evaluation System] reverse scale point values
azeckoski at unicon.net
Mon Apr 26 09:14:13 PDT 2010
Leah, the points are simply the position of the item in the listing of
choices. In other words:
The text has no meaning for the computational part of the system so
you can simply put the text values in differently to reverse the
numeric value associated with them.
In general, the number values are not meant to mean anything in the
results. They are simply a way to uniquely index the chosen answer and
ensure the choices are displayed in the correct order. The system
expects you to assign your own value to the data that was exported
from it if you are trying to extrapolate averages or weighted values
(though it does display simple calculated values as per a feature
request from awhile ago).
You can see examples of reversed scales in the set of default scales
that come with the system.
On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 3:18 PM, <Leah.Bergman at notes.udayton.edu> wrote:
> Good morning,
> Is there a way to reverse the point values associated with the scale points
> in Evaluation System? We've tried switching the ideal scale points from
> top/left to bottom/right and that doesn't work. Here is what I'm looking
> Strongly Agree = 4
> Agree = 3
> Neutral = 2
> Disagree = 1
> Strongly Disagree = 0
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