The survey question is:
Please use the slider below to indicate the extent to which your teaching philosophy is aligned with either a teacher-centered or a student-centered approach.
with definitions of teacher-centered and student-centered and ends of slider bar labeled.
Once the questionnaire is completed, the value from the slider would need to be inserted into the questionnaire answers that are saved to the database.
Thanks for any help or persuasive strategies you can offer.
You could ask that person to show you examples of previous research where a 100 point scale was actually used, and how that contributed to better statistical results than a 10 points scale.
This guy is a statistician who also works on education issues, which I think is why he goes overboard on things like precision. After exchanging a few e-mails with him, I think I have him talked into a 10 point scale.
Now all I have to do is make it work as a Moodle question type so the response goes into the database with the other question responses.
Thank you for your input - it's been a big help.
By "this" I suppose you mean the "slider for input for the rating question type"?
Since implementing this feature would probably involve many hours of (voluntary) work, it would be useful if you could provide strong reasons for wanting it. Also, could you give us some pointers to other - preferably open source - survey software which actually use a slider?
Thanks in advance,
I am very new to moodle.
I have implemented these in oracle APEX at the request of a client.
There are also pushbutton fields, which would be a similar ask.
The Project manager would like to run this to open source, moodle looks good as it is for young Cystic Fibrosis sufferers and has a large educational part to the site. Thus we would combine CMS/LMS and research/ehealth use on single platform, and change the world for the better..
Specifically we want to capture and report on difference from a baseline standard on a daily basis with graphs of the deviations
weight for example:
with mods for ticks.
Reporting might need to be a separate module.
This is an old thread but hopefully it will be read again by someone. I too would be most interest in such a new question type in the questionnaire module.
Visual analogue scales have many advantages over Likert responses types, both from a statistical and a practical point of view. New psychometric models are being developed for them, in the line of Item Response Theory. See for instance:
Noel, Y. & Dauvier, B. (2007). A beta item response model for continuous bounded responses, Applied Psychological Measurement, 31, 47-73.
Noel, Y. (in press). A beta unfolding model for continuous bounded responses, Psychometrika, . http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11336-013-9361-1
and the discussion therein on the advantages.
I am quite willing to share the code but cannot engage in writing the moodle integration.
Would there be anyone interested in developing this in the Moodle team? That would be great.