Graphs of results relating to each question can be viewed in real time using the instant display options, the live survey report, or the Export to PDF option. Here are some examples of the different types of graph, and how to understand them.

## Pie Chart

*Applies to: Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer, Yes / No, Text Sliders*

Simple to understand and visually attractive, each pie chart shows the number of times an option has been selected. The length of the arc in each case is proportional to the quantity it represents of the total number of answers given. This applies whether a single answer or multiple answers was given by the participant.

In Survey Maker, the legend of which colour relates to which answer appears next to each pie chart. Hovering over each segment will also provide detail of the answer it relates to, as well as the percentage and number of times it was selected.

## Bar Chart

*Applies to: Likert Scale*

Similar to the pie chart, the bar chart shows the frequency with which an option has been selected as compared to the others.

In the Likert Scale bar chart, the Y axis is labelled with the minimum and maximum text values applied, while showing the frequency with which each option was selected is shown on the X axis.

## Stacked Column Chart

**Applies to: Rank, Pick and Order**

Stacked column charts show the frequency with which each option appears at every potential position in the list. Every option has its own colour the hight of each bar represents the number of times it has been ranked at each potential position in the list (shown on the X axis).

In the example here, it is clear that "Books" (the dark green column) is the least preferred option, having only appeared at the third choice once, but last choice three times. 'Online classrooms' are the most popular selected as the the first choice more than any other option.

## Plot Graph

**Applies to: Number**

The Number question type produces a different type of graph called a Plot Graph. In this type of graph, the x axis represents the selected value and the y axis represents the the frequency with which a particular number appears in your results. There is a line graph overlay to indicate trends however this can be removed by clicking on the graph.

Remember, these graphs are available in PDF format directly from the application, or you can take the raw data in .csv format into Excel and manipulate the data there using the Export functionality.