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How to convert Forms Likert Scale into value and compute average?

I am using a 6 point Likert Scale in Forms ("Oustanding", "Beyond Expectation", "Meets Expectation", "Below Expectation", "Issue", "Unknown"). I have 9 items, which are assessed along these lines.

 

How can I transform the data in Flow efficiently into values from 5 ("Oustanding") to 1 ("Issue") and compute the average of these values (with "Unknown" being ignored in the computation of the mean)?

 

Thanks!

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Re: How to convert Forms Likert Scale into value and compute average?

Hi @dsFra 

This is possible but not straight forward.

I see where you are going with "if(equals(...,"Outstanding),5,if(equals(...,"Beyond Expectation"),4, ... etc ... ))" and what I propose below, may be able to further enhanced but here is a working example that has been tested and does provide the results you are looking for in a float so 1.5 is possible when averaging off the final compute.

 

Here is the form:Capture-316.png

 

Here is the FlowCapture-315.png

 

Here are the actions and expressions:Capture-317.png

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if(equals(variables('Q1'), 'Oustanding'),int('5'),if(equals(variables('Q1'), 'Beyond Expectation'),int('4'),if(equals(variables('Q1'), 'Meets Expectation'),int('3'),if(equals(variables('Q1'), 'Below Expectation'),int('2'),if(equals(variables('Q1'), 'Issue'),int('1'),if(equals(variables('Q1'), 'Unknown'),int('0'),''))))))

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if(equals(variables('Q2'), 'Oustanding'),int('5'),if(equals(variables('Q2'), 'Beyond Expectation'),int('4'),if(equals(variables('Q2'), 'Meets Expectation'),int('3'),if(equals(variables('Q2'), 'Below Expectation'),int('2'),if(equals(variables('Q2'), 'Issue'),int('1'),if(equals(variables('Q2'), 'Unknown'),int('0'),''))))))

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if(equals(variables('Q3'), 'Oustanding'),int('5'),if(equals(variables('Q3'), 'Beyond Expectation'),int('4'),if(equals(variables('Q3'), 'Meets Expectation'),int('3'),if(equals(variables('Q3'), 'Below Expectation'),int('2'),if(equals(variables('Q3'), 'Issue'),int('1'),if(equals(variables('Q3'), 'Unknown'),int('0'),''))))))

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div(add(add(variables('A1'), variables('A2')), variables('A3')), variables('Divider'))

If implemented as above for 3 questions it works. You would need to scale out to suit you.

 

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Re: How to convert Forms Likert Scale into value and compute average?

Hi @dsFra ,

I am afraid that there is no way to achieve your needs in Microsoft Flow currently.

According to your discription, first, we need get the 6 point, then transform the points into values.

However, in MS flow, we can only get the response details but not the form details.

Here is a similar idea you can vote with:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/Microsoft-Form-Return-form-details/idi-p/71336?advanc...

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Zhongys

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Re: How to convert Forms Likert Scale into value and compute average?

Thanks for your reply. But is there really no way?

 

I would just need to create some hard coded variable transformation: if the answer equals "Oustanding" then assign value "5", if "Beyond Expecation" assign "4" etc. In the end I need to compute an average and that's it.

 

I was trying to do this with an expression in the logic of "if(equals(...,"Outstanding),5,if(equals(...,"Beyond Expectation"),4, ... etc ... )). It didn't give me the right result, unfortunately, but maybe I had just a simple flaw in there.

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Re: How to convert Forms Likert Scale into value and compute average?

Hi @dsFra 

This is possible but not straight forward.

I see where you are going with "if(equals(...,"Outstanding),5,if(equals(...,"Beyond Expectation"),4, ... etc ... ))" and what I propose below, may be able to further enhanced but here is a working example that has been tested and does provide the results you are looking for in a float so 1.5 is possible when averaging off the final compute.

 

Here is the form:Capture-316.png

 

Here is the FlowCapture-315.png

 

Here are the actions and expressions:Capture-317.png

Capture-319.png

 

if(equals(variables('Q1'), 'Oustanding'),int('5'),if(equals(variables('Q1'), 'Beyond Expectation'),int('4'),if(equals(variables('Q1'), 'Meets Expectation'),int('3'),if(equals(variables('Q1'), 'Below Expectation'),int('2'),if(equals(variables('Q1'), 'Issue'),int('1'),if(equals(variables('Q1'), 'Unknown'),int('0'),''))))))

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if(equals(variables('Q2'), 'Oustanding'),int('5'),if(equals(variables('Q2'), 'Beyond Expectation'),int('4'),if(equals(variables('Q2'), 'Meets Expectation'),int('3'),if(equals(variables('Q2'), 'Below Expectation'),int('2'),if(equals(variables('Q2'), 'Issue'),int('1'),if(equals(variables('Q2'), 'Unknown'),int('0'),''))))))

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if(equals(variables('Q3'), 'Oustanding'),int('5'),if(equals(variables('Q3'), 'Beyond Expectation'),int('4'),if(equals(variables('Q3'), 'Meets Expectation'),int('3'),if(equals(variables('Q3'), 'Below Expectation'),int('2'),if(equals(variables('Q3'), 'Issue'),int('1'),if(equals(variables('Q3'), 'Unknown'),int('0'),''))))))

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div(add(add(variables('A1'), variables('A2')), variables('A3')), variables('Divider'))

If implemented as above for 3 questions it works. You would need to scale out to suit you.

 

If you have found my post helpful, please mark thumbs up.

If this post has solved your problem, please click "Accept as Solution".

Any other questions, just ask.

Thanks, Alan


Did I answer your question? Mark my post as a solution!

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Re: How to convert Forms Likert Scale into value and compute average?

Works perfectly. Thanks a lot!

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Re: How to convert Forms Likert Scale into value and compute average?

You’re most welcome.
Happy Flowing.
Thanks, Alan

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