Ex-plor features: Text highlighter

What is it?

Finding the right words is everything. Brands are constantly trying to balance the need to convey more information in less time, whilst also providing quality and context to what they are saying. Text highlighter is a simple but effective tool that can help you understand which phrases stick out to respondents as well as understanding the emotion behind them.

researchbods text highlighter in surveys

In the ex-plor platform

  • We show someone a text block and invite the respondent to click and drag the sentences that stand out for them.
  • They can then use different coloured highlighters to represent their emotional reaction to the text. A green highlighter representing positive emotions, and red representing negative. With a little coding we can change these colours to suit your need or brand.
  • The default reporting view will show the aggregate of all responses displayed together. The most frequently highlighted sections are shown in darker colours, while less frequently highlighted sections are shaded more lightly.
researchbods text highlighter in surveys

Top tips

While collaborative writing tools like Google Docs are easy to use, they just don’t cut it when you want to integrate text feedback into the context of a larger survey.

Pull out text from a campaign to examine the effectiveness of different strap lines without the distraction of images/layout etc.

It can be tricky to know where to pitch documents in relation to audience understanding. You want to ensure that every piece of content is accessible, but without alienating a more informed reader. Text highlighter is a great way for respondents to highlight areas they do or don’t understand, or sentences where they learned something new.


Don’t forget

Variety is the spice of life and wherever possible you should try and use a mix of different question types to keep any survey engaging!

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