up Inquisit Language Reference

position attribute

The position attribute controls the screen location at which the likert scale is displayed.

Member of

<likert>

Syntax

/ position = (x variable, y variable)

Parameters

x variable A decimal value between 0 and 100 indicating the horizontal screen location in percentage points.
y variable A decimal value between 0 and 100 indicating the vertical screen location in percentage points.

Remarks

Horizontal percentage ranges from 0 to 100 with 0 corresponding to the left edge of the screen and 100.0 to the right. Vertical percentages also range from 0 to 100, with 0 placing the scale at the top edge of the screen and 100 placing it at the bottom edge. Percentages may be specified as decimals (e.g., 52.968) for increased precision. The default position is the middle of the screen (50, 50).

Examples

The following shows a five point likert scale at the bottom of the screen with evaluative labels:

<likert ratingquestion>
/ stimulusframes=[1=sometext]
/ anchors=[1="excellent"; 2="good"; 3="satisfactory"; 4="bad"; 5="aweful"]
/ position=(50, 90)
</likert>

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