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# Excel/Surveys into Excel Functions

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Hello Tom,
I’m trying to make excel functions out of a survey, and was hoping you could help me.

A mental health survey allows children to rate their responses between “never” and “always.” Never = 0; Always = 5.

There are 14 questions in the survey.

A child is “flourishing” if she rates 4 OR 5 in ANY of the first 3 questions, AND 4 OR 5 in AT LEAST 6 of the remaining 11 questions.

A child is “languishing” if she rates 0 OR 1 on ANY of the first 3 questions, AND 0 OR 1 in AT LEAST 6 of the remaining 11 questions.

All the other children are “moderate.”

How would I code this into excel to quickly see who is languishing, moderate or flourishing?

I would be grateful for your thoughts.

Kind regards,
Calista

Calista,

Lets say you have 14 cells with a numerical rating.  Say cells M1:M14 for simplicity.

=IF(AND(COUNTIF(M1:M3,">=4")>0,COUNTIF(M4:M14,">=4")>=6),"flourishing",IF(AND(COUNTIF(M1:M3,"<=1")>0,COUNTIF(M4:M14,"<=1")>=6),"languishing","moderate"))

Tested and it worked for me as I understand the rules.

Does that help?

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy
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