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Available Question Types

These are the different types of questions available in Perception:

  • Drag-and-Drop: the participant clicks and drags up to ten images into position. The feedback and score is dependant upon the final position of the images.
  • Essay question: the participant answers by typing up to 30,000 characters of text. You may define what is right or wrong in advance by entering a list of acceptable answers or print out a report of the responses for manual grading. The logic can also allow scoring based on the presence or absence of keywords or key phrases. This question type is also used to solicit opinions or suggestions on a particular subject.
  • Explanation screens: insert text or graphics for the participant to view prior to answering a series of questions
  • Fill-in-the-blank: the participant is presented with a statement where one or more words are missing and completes the missing words. The score can be determined from checking each blank against a list of acceptable words and can checked for misspelled words.
  • Hotspot: a participant clicks on a picture to indicate their choice. Depending upon their choice, certain feedback and grades will be assigned. A graphics editor is provided to simplify specifying the choice areas.
  • Likert scale: the participant selects one of several options such as "strongly agree" through "strongly disagree" that are weighted with numbers to aid analysis of the results.
  • Matching: two series of statements/words are presented and the participant must match items from one list to items within the other list.
  • Multiple choice: the participant selects one choice from up to 40 possible answers. There is no limit to the length of each answer.
  • Multiple response: similar to multiple choice except the participant is not limited to choosing one response; he/she can select none, one or more of the choices offered.
  • Matrix: this question type presents several multiple-choice questions together where the participant selects one choice for each statement or question presented. This question type is used to cross-relate responses from a single item.
  • Numeric questions: a participant is prompted to enter a numeric value, and this may be scored as one value for an exact answer and another score if the response is within a range.
  • Pull-Down List (selection question): a series of statements are presented and the participant can match these statements with a pull-down list.
  • Ranking (Rank in Order): a list of choices must be ranked numerically with duplicate matches not allowed.
  • Select-a-blank: the participant is presented with a statement where a word is missing; words can be selected from a pull-down list to indicate their answer.
  • True/False: the participant selects "true" or "false" in response to the question.
  • Word response (text match): the participant types in a single word or a few words to indicate their answer. You define right or wrong words or phrases in advance by entering a list of acceptable answers. The grading logic can also allow scoring based on the presence or absence of keywords or key phrases and check for misspellings.
  • Yes/No: the participant selects "Yes" or "No" in response to the question.
  • IT Simulations: Perception supports an interface with eHelp’s RoboDemo that allows subject matter experts to create simulations that can provide scoring information for multiple interactions and have the results recorded within the answer database.
  • Java: Perception supports an interface with Java that allows programmers to program customized items using Java and have the results recorded within the answer database.
  • Macromedia Flash: Perception supports an interface with Macromedia Flash that allow programmers to program customized items using Flash and have the results recorded within the answer database.

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QuestionMark Question Examples

 

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