How to get the selection value from Likert

cpliu Community Member Posts: 237
I use Likert to have the same five choices (e.g. never, seldom, sometimes, often, always) for 20 questions.

There is only 1 variable for all 20 questions. How do I extract the user selection for each question when there is only 1 variable?



  • cpliu
    cpliu Community Member Posts: 237
    I found from debugger that the value of the variable is a string like the one below:


    1 is the question number, 3 is the choice which means sometimes.

    Is there a Lectora way to extra the number of choice?

    I tried the Javascript, but my skill is not good enough to gather the values I need.
    var SurveyPart1JS = VarQ1ToQ20.getValue().split(",");
    for (i = 0; i < SurveyPart1JS .length; i++) {
    var temp1 = SurveyPart1JS[i];
    var temp2 = temp1.split("-");
    var temp3 = temp2[2];
    var temp4 = temp3.substring(0, 1);
    "VarQ"+ i + ".set(temp4);
    // trying to assign the value to Q1, Q2, to Q20 var in Lectora
    // document.write( "VarQ"+ i + ".set(temp4);");
    Can someone help?



  • timk
    timk Community Member Posts: 1,207 ♦ Idol ♦
    Here's a sample how the values after the "-" can be extracted from a variable value like the string you've posted and how to put the values into separate Lectora variables. Mind I've used a user-defined variable to hold the value. You'll have to update the script to .getValue() of your survey variable.
  • cpliu
    cpliu Community Member Posts: 237
    Thank you, Tim. It works.

    Strangely though, I have 3 likert questions. I can only get the result from each individual one but can't get all 3 in a long Javascript code. It's copied and pasted and the only difference is the variable names. I changed the names for each temp variables too. It stops after getting the first one out. Nothing from 2nd and the 3rd.

    Instead of getting it from user input, if I put the string with data of user input in first, it captures the result perfectly.