I'm trying to understand the mechanics behind the estimated % for the progress bar where your survey contains loops. I was testing the progress bar against a loop question and the default progress bar method is misleading as the progress bar just sits in the one position and treats the whole loop question like it is a one page question.
So going to the alternative method, I'm a bit confused with what % I should use. I understand it is an estimate and not an exact science.
Referring to the Sawtooth help ...
Question seen method: This method shows progress based on (#questions seen)/(total number of questions based on Estimated % of questions each will see). This method potentially works better for questionnaires involving loops and randomized blocks.
I'm also wondering how a loop question with say 5 pages would be treated in this calculation? Would it be 1 (referring to the question) or 5 (referring to the number of pages displayed)?
Appreciate any assistance. Thanks.