Sliders are a fab way to visualise the answer someone is giving. Instead of clicking a button, they can grab a button and drag it to their desired answer. This is a really great way to break up the monotony of a survey as its more interactive than other question types. You might use sliders to ask questions like “how far would you travel to pick up a delivery” or “what percentage of your salary do you spend on eating out.”
We have three distinct versions of sliders:
There’s an argument that says in having to pull a slider along, you may get more accurate data than say radio buttons which may be selected at random.
There will always be some degree of ambiguity when using scale. Try and indicate beyond terms like ‘strongly agree’ as to what the scale represents.
Sliders can be used as a different and innovative way to capture information, but should be used sparingly and certainly not for every single question.
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!