How to read the coloring of scores?



In the results dashboard, you will find your group’s scores on all the questions in your survey. These scores can be compared to other scores, such as benchmarks, the previous survey or other teams within your organization. Relevant differences between your group’s score and the comparison scores are shown using a color code. In this article you will learn how to read and interpret the coloring of comparison scores. 


Where to find the scores for all questions in my survey?

Go to the “Scores” tab in the results dashboard to find the scores for the questions within your survey.blobid0.png

Select which comparison scores you want to use to compare your results. You can compare your scores to higher level scores, such as benchmarks, the whole organization or the previous survey. You can also compare your scores to lower-level scores, such as other teams within your organization.

Click on the field titled “Comparisons” and choose which higher level scores (Groups and benchmarks) or lower-level scores (Groups level below) you want to use as comparison.


Learn more about the scores tab, and other tabs in the dashboard here: How to use the new results dashboard?


What do the colors mean?

The colors indicate relevant the differences in absolute scores. Green for a positive difference and red for a negative difference. The shade of the color indicates how much your group score differs from the comparison group. 


Why color absolute differences?

  • The absolute differences are standard, easy to communicate, and the thresholds are statistically significant.
  • Statistical difference is sensitive to sample sizes, meaning it’s more likely that a difference is significant in large samples. By using absolute differences, we standardize important differences for all sample sizes
  • Statistical significance testing is more applicable for random samples. In our surveys, participation is generally high (>70% response).


How to understand comparisons?

There are two types of comparisons

  1. Comparison to higher level groups (e.g. Benchmarks, previous survey, the whole organization)

Your current score is the reference point. Green indicates that your current score is higher than the comparison group and red indicates that your current score is lower than the comparison group.

  1. Comparison to lower-level groups (e.g Teams or groups below)

Comparison groups are colored to indicate higher and lower scores compared to the current score. Green indicates that the comparison group scores higher than your current score, and red indicates that the comparison group scores lower than your current score.




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