How to code questions where participants must provide numerical responses 🔗
When asking a question that requires a numerical response, make
sure to use
so that participants can only submit numerical responses in the
box. Also, consider using
to make it extremely clear what should be typed in the box (for
example, what unit the response should be in).
Good numerical response examples 🔗
Here are some good examples of numerical responses that include the units:
*question: What is your weight in pounds? *type: number *after: pounds *question: Roughly how much money (in U.S. dollars) did you make last week from your main source of income? *type: number *before: $
Bad numerical response examples 🔗
Here are some bad examples of questions requesting numerical responses without specifying the units:
*question: What is your weight? *type: number *question: What is the temperature outdoors right now where you live?
In the examples above, participants are not given any instructions as to what units to use when reporting their answers.
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