Following are tools/features available in SimpleOpinions survey platform that help mitigate ‘straightliners’.

  1. Activate Straightliner check on grid questions. You have option to screen out a respondent if respondent gets flagged as a starlight liner on (X) number of grid questions.
  2. Use progressive grid option. This makes it impossible to answer questions in a hurry.
  3. Activate Straightliner check on verbatim. Lately we are seeing incidents where same text is being copy-pasted as answer to different questions. Activating this check forces respondents to verify if their identical answer is intended.
  4. Time benchmark – This is something we offer for custom research clients. We verify respondents screen time vs acceptable ranges and flag respondents going too fast as “Straightliners”.

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