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June 30, 2018 11:42 AM   Subscribe

I need examples of non-pain picture rating scales.

I work with a low literacy/low numeracy population. Sometimes, I want them to rate something - between 1 and 10 is fine, or very bad / bad / neutral / good / very good is fine. But the ranking isn't one they're familiar with, and I'd like to figure out how to best do this ranking / Likert / whatever.

I'd like examples of scales that can be represented pictorially. What they measure isn't so important, but I don't need them to rate pain - that is covered elsewhere with picture and child scales.

My internet access is terrible, so my research ability has been limited!
posted by quadrilaterals to Society & Culture (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: The Beaufort scale, which measures wind strength, is often shown pictorially.
posted by meronym at 11:50 AM on June 30, 2018

Perhaps you’re already aware of the Garfield scale?
posted by kittydelsol at 12:00 PM on June 30, 2018 [2 favorites]

May I put in a word for the Bristol stool scale?
posted by Calvin and the Duplicators at 12:05 PM on June 30, 2018 [5 favorites]

Best answer: You want Harvey Balls. Stop sniggering at the name.
posted by axiom at 1:12 PM on June 30, 2018 [3 favorites]

King County (WA) food safety rating system
posted by Special Agent Dale Cooper at 1:30 PM on June 30, 2018 [1 favorite]

There are smiley rating scales and five star rating scales.
posted by shoesfullofdust at 2:08 PM on June 30, 2018

The SF Chronicle's movie review rating system uses a little man instead of stars.
posted by ErisLordFreedom at 2:32 PM on June 30, 2018

How about a simple red to green scale? Perhaps you could add a thumbs up/thumbs down at either end.
posted by gennessee at 2:52 PM on June 30, 2018

In New Zealand, Geonet captures data from the public on their experience of earthquakes. Check out how they do this.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 10:34 PM on June 30, 2018 [1 favorite]

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