TIME SERIES

 

 

Open the PAGES-tab of your query and click on the CREATE PAGE.

Now you will see the QUERY PAGE menu in front of you.

By moving the cursor over the page, you can see the nature and use of each query type on the right.
The time series -query type is often an excellent choice when the phenomenon under observation has numerical historical information, ie. statistics, that are presented in the query as an actual time series. Time series requires more defining than other query types, but often the trouble is rewarded in response. Time series -query type generates usually a lot of answers and arguments. Partly the reason is that such a question is perceived as neutral, so taking a position in the direction of another is subjectively easy.
Click on the option.

Enter the title of your query in the TITLE -field. Write your question in the THESIS field and write the explanation or the background information in the bottom text field if necessary.

Below the text fields, you'll see the default settings for your query.
The vertical axis shows the selected value, for example percentages, and the horizontal axis, the timeline. You can edit the settings by clicking the SHOW OPTIONS.

From the MAX Y, you define the maximum value of the Y-axis.
From the MAX you define, how far your timeline extends to the future.
From the MIN Y you define the minimum value of the Y-axis.
From the MIN X, you define the beginning year of the timeline.

From the STEP X you define the interval of the statistics on the horizontal axis.
From the STEP Y you define the interval of the values on the vertical axis.
From the ANSWER STEP you define the interval of the panelists’ answers.
From the Y TICK DECIMALS you define the number of decimal places on the vertical axis.

From the  X AXIS TITLE you name the horizontal axis.
From Y AXIS TITLE you name the vertical axis.
From the EXISTING DATA LABEL you enter the title of the statistical time series.
From the USER DATA CAPTION you enter the title of estimated time series.
From the EXISTING DATA you enter the statistics values.

From here, see the table where Prerequisites are filled. The statistics time series is marked in red and the panelists' estimates are orange.

At the bottom of the page you define if the question is visible and commentable, and whether the conversation s are also visible to other panelists. Remember to save your query.