In this article we cover:
- How to create a basic numeric poll
- Using a minimum & maximum value
- Using decimal places
- Setting up a correct answer & explanation
- Including a margin of error
- Showing mean, median & mode averages
The numeric poll allows participants to enter any number within a range that you specify.
In the Polls section select the '+ Create new' button.
Select Numeric as the poll type.
Enter the 'Question title' or question of your poll.
If you prefer, add an image to the poll question by clicking on the picture icon. Either upload a preferred image from your computer or use the built-in library of licensed images. (If you have a Free account, you will not have access to this feature.)
Select the Maximum and Minimum values you would like your participants to vote between by typing in the relevant numbers.
When you choose to set up a numeric poll your poll card will look like this:
With numeric polls, you can allow participants to enter any number within the range that you specify. In this example, participants can only enter a numeric value between 100 - 999. The minimum & maximum value will automatically be specified on the participants' mobile devices just below the question. You do not need to add the minimum & maximum values in the question title.
When you select the decimal places box, you can allow participants to answer their numeric poll with up to two decimal places. In this example above, we did not use decimal places and kept it at zero.
Simply toggle the correct answer button to enable this and then enter the value of the correct answer. In the above example, we specified the answer as 404. A correction mark will indicate the correct answer in Present view as well as on participants apps. It is optional to add a correct answer explanation in the box provided. This will also appear on the participant app after the poll has been closed and the right answer revealed.
As an extra option, you can enter in a margin of error for the correct answer. The margin of error means that participants that answer above or below the correct answer within this margin of error will also get the answer correct and a point allocated. If we selected the margin of error of 5, and the answer is 404, then all answers from 399-409 would be accepted.
Lastly, as a default, the mean average will always appear on the poll results. Use the toggles to either add or remove them to your poll results.
Mean average = adding up all the numbers in a set and then dividing by how many values there are.
Median average = is the middle number in a set of values when those values are arranged from smallest to largest.
Mode average = is the most frequently repeated value in the dataset.
Present view will display the averages at the top of the results.
Participants will see their own answer, the mean, median & mode averages, the correct answer and explanation on their participant app.
You can see which participants answered correctly in the downloadable data report.
Watch this video to get more ideas for numeric polls.