The XY plot question type is typically used for risk assessment, impact analysis, or any situation where you need to see the relationship between two data points.
For this example we are looking at certain risk elements and determining the impact it would have vs the likelihood/probability of these risks happening.
To create a XY plot question follow these steps:
Select 'Polls' from the main navigation menu on the left.
Press the '+ Create new' button.
Select your question type as XY Plot by clicking on the drop-down arrow.
Enter the 'Question title' of your poll. That will be the question that you are asking.
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.)
Name the axes for the question. In this example we use ‘Likelihood’ for the X (horizontal) axis and ‘Impact’ for the Y(vertical) axis. Likelihood can also be replaced with the word "probability".
Enter the highest value for the graph – with the higher number indicating a higher probability or higher likelihood of it happening.
List your items to rate. Our risk items include flooding, theft, twister, earthquake or house fire.
Select the ‘Create’ option to save your question. Your question will now have an XY Plot icon next to it.
An example of a populated XY plot question in present view:
Example of how to ask and answer an XY Plot
In this example, participants are asked to compare the cost of a Christmas item vs the value they receive from that item.
First set up the question specifying your horizontal and vertical axes in your dashboard.
Add the list of times to rate and set your highest value. Press the save button.
When you are ready, present your question to your participants in present view.
Participant device screens will show the scale to rate the value as well as the cost per item. Participants will use their fingers on their device screens to move the slide bar to the correct values. When they have finished rating all items they must press the 'Send' button at the bottom right corner to submit their answers. The instructions will appear on their device screens.
Once the poll has been closed, the results will appear on present view and show where the value vs cost lies on the XY Plot.
The results will also appear on the participant devices.
For further analysis to see where the actual plotting of the items was on the result slide, click on the item, and it will display the individual voting results on the scatter chart.