IVS question types

You can use different types of questions with the IVS system. In spite of the differences between the RFI and the RFII keypad you can easily use both types together. In the explanation below you will find what questiontypes can be used with the IVS system.

Question type Answers Keys Result
Yes / No Maximum of two answers possible. 1 and 2, corresponding to the keypad. This type of questions forces the audience to make a choice. The risk, however, is that those who are unable or unwilling to make a choice abstain from voting.
Yes / No / ? Maximum of 3 answers possible. 1, 2 and 3, corresponding to the keypad. Result shows the audience’s absolute preference for an answer or in terms of percentage. The multiple-choice question is the most commonly used type by far. Multiple-choice questions are primarily used to test whether those present possess certain information or knowledge. It is also the ideal type of question for checking on the spot whether the information provided has come across clearly. A multiple-choice question can be used in combination with the correct answer, making it highly suitable for educational objectives.
Multiple choice question Maximum of 999 answers possible. Numbers from 1 to 10, the 0 key and the Enter key, corresponding to the keypad. The result shows in percentages or in abolute numbers the preference of the audience to a certain answer. The multiple choice question is by far the most used question.

Multiple choice questions are mostly used to check whether the audience disposes of certain knowledge or information. Furthermore the type of question is perfect to check if the information that has been passed on is clearly understood. A multiple choice question can be combined with a correct answer which makes it highly suitable for educational purposes.

Rating question Maximum of 999 answers possible. Numbers from 1 to 10, the 0 key and the Enter key, corresponding to the keypad. In addition to obtaining the audience’s absolute preference or one in terms of percentage, the result also shows the average and standard deviation with which a direct consensus can be established. The rating question is primarily used in situations in which it is desirable to obtain insight into the consensus within the group. The base of support for a decision with decision-making processes or processes of change can be tested by means of a rating question. A 5-point scale is commonly used. A rating question can also be used for evaluations. A “rating” can then be given based on a 10-point scale of the various parts of a course, for example.
Reference question Maximum of 999 answers possible. Numbers from 1 to 10, the 0 key and the Enter key, corresponding to the keypad. Result shows the “characteristics” of the audience in terms of percentage or absolutely, by which the entire group can be subdivided into groups having the same characteristic. The characteristic question is one of the most essential parts of the IVS. There is no limit to the number of characteristic questions that can be added to a script. By segmenting the entire group according to age, function group, etc., for example, direct insight into the composition of a group can be obtained. By crossing characteristic questions with rating questions, for example, it becomes immediately clear whether or not there is a consensus within the various groups.
Prioritizing question Maximum of 999 answers possible. Numbers from 1 to 10, the 0 key and the Enter key, corresponding to the keypad. A prioritizing question is used to sound out the preferences of the audience for a choice or a solution that is proposed. By using the possibility of choosing more than one answer the audience can prioritize the answers. The results can be shown in total and also priority one, two etc. can be shown.

Depending on the settings in the software there is also a possibility for a “passionvote”. This means that one answer can be selected more than once.