Slider questions in mobile surveys

Slider questions are a form of a survey rating question where the user inputs feedback via a graphical interface.

There are several advantages to using the slider question type on your mobile survey, including:

  • They are fun and engaging to users
  • They allow for more specificity than a simpler rating scale
  • Users are often more inclined to answer truthfully given the flexibility to rate as they see fit

However results from a slider rating can have a wider variety of responses, which can cause challenges in interpreting the overall sentiment of the sample.

Grouping these numerical responses into ranges based on the ratings provided can be helpful in this interpretation, assuming your survey provider supports answer grouping with this type of survey question.