Survey Results in Excel Pie Chart

Posted on 2011-10-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-12

I have online Survey from 10 question, and I exported the results into Excel spreadsheet.

What I need is to create Pie Chart for the 10 questions and for each question the answers is :

1) Excellent
2) Very Good
3) Good
4) Fair
5) Poor
I want to calculate the average answer of each question and show it in pie chart.

example :
first question , 7 answer was Very good + 2 Good + 1 Fair

I need to insert a bar with the question sentence with it's average answer.

How I can do that?

Thanks for any help,,
Question by:beesoo00
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    by:Patrick Matthews
    Pie charts are a notoriously bad way to visualize data.

    In addition, when your survey responses are categorical, the very concept of an "average" response is meaningless at best and downright misleading at worst.

    Author Comment

    Thanks Savant , so what you can give me advise ?
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    by:Patrick Matthews
    If it were me, I would probably make sure that my data were arranged like this:

    Question      Response      Qty
    1      1      204
    1      2      322
    1      3      79
    1      4      1
    1      5      395
    2      1      282
    2      2      235
    2      3      120
    2      4      228
    2      5      135
    3      1      229
    3      2      116
    3      3      67
    3      4      346
    3      5      243


    Then, I would create a PivotTable with PivotChart, with Question as a report filter (page field in Excel 2003 or earlier), Response as row field, and sum of Qty as column field.

    For the PivotChart, I would use a column or bar chart.

    Then, by adjusting the value in the report filter, I can see the responses for any given question.

    For more about PivotTables/PivotCharts, please see:
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    What you need to do is was assign a weighting of:
    10 for Excellent
    7.5 for  Very Good
    5  for Good
    2.5 for Fair
    1 for Poor

    , 7 answer was Very good + 2 Good + 1 Fair

    row 1 will have
    0 7 2 1 0  @sum(a1:e1)  @sum((a1*10 + b1 * 7.5 + c1 * 5 + d1 * 2.5 + e1) /f1)
    f1 gives you the total responses, and g1 gives you the weighted average

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