What are the voting exercises and how does the voting process work?

Jeffrey Stulmaker Updated by Jeffrey Stulmaker

After participants submit their responses to an open-ended Ask Opinion question, the Remesh platform will prompt a sequence of exercises in which participants express their agreement toward other participants' answers.

There are currently two types of voting exercises:


Agree/Disagree presents the participant with a single response from the in-process Ask Opinion and prompts them to select if they agree or disagree with the response. This exercise is used to get an absolute baseline of what a participant does and doesn't agree with.

Binary Choice

Binary Choice presents the participant with two responses from the in-process Ask Opinion and prompts them to select the response they prefer more. This exercise provides a relative signal of agreement for responses which is used for "ranking" them as a list.

These exercises are shown to participants in sets of five, and the first exercise a participant completes (e.g., agree/disagree or binary choice) will be random. So, a participant may see five agree/disagree exercises, then five binary choices, then five agree/disagree, etc. and they will continue in this manner until the time for the question runs out.

The voting process is used to understand a group efficiently and at scale. Because it isn't efficient for every participant to vote on every response submitted, the voting process enables us to infer and calculate a score representing the group's opinion of every response. This is done using the two voting activities outline above. The more a participant votes, the more the Remesh platform learns about them and can more accurately make predictions about their behaviors and opinions.

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