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I am not enamoured with the "5 star" system, but I have to say that I like it more than the standard 5-choice system that explicitly labels the choices as positive or negative: Strongly Disagree, Disagree, No Opinion, Agree, Strongly Agree

I despise that sort of system. None of the choices ever seem to be appropriate for what I think or feel.

Star systems avoid inspiring this frustration in me by giving me the freedom to imagine labels that I think fit how I feel or think.




>Star systems avoid inspiring this frustration in me by giving me the freedom to imagine labels that I think fit how I feel or think.

And in statistical circles, this is called survey bias (rating bias).

If you think a 4 is "awesome", and another person thinks that it means "pretty good", and this effect is widespread, it will result in a biased survey that is difficult to interpret.




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