The NTS radar chart view is designed to allow you compare responses from a selected cohort of trainees with the average score of all trainees.
The radar chart visualisation on the left shows the scores for each question within the selected theme. Each axis of the radar represents a single question, the blue and orange dots are placed along the axis showing the score derived for each question. The centre of the radar represents a score of zero, the outer edge represents a score of 100. The blue dots show the scores calculated for the selected cohort; the orange dots show the scores calculated for the all-UK average. The dots are joined to give an indication of overall response pattern within the selected theme.
Clicking on the dot representing a specific question in the chart on the left will update the chart on the right with the response breakdown for that question. For example, clicking on this dot will update the chart on the right to show the response breakdown for question GENHQ167:
The colour and text of the dot representing each question will change colour indicating if a question score is significantly above or below the all-UK average. For example, if a question score is statistically significantly lower than the all-UK average, the question will score a red flag and the dot and text will change colour to red:
If the dot and text remain grey this indicates that the question score is not an outlier. Flags are derived using the standard NTS flag method – you can read more information on our help page, What do the results mean?.
The chart above shows the breakdown of responses from the selected cohort for the selected question. The blue bar shows the percentage of responses for the selected cohort; the orange line shows the proportion of responses for the all-UK average. Hovering over the blue bar shows the count of trainees* from the selected cohort who gave this response.
The text above the bar chart shows the total count of responses* we received for the question from the selected cohort.
Use the 'Group data by' menu to select the type of group you would like to see response data for - e.g. 'trust', 'post specialty', 'training level' etc.
Use the 'Group selection' menu to select the cohort you would like to see data for.
*Private version only
By default, the radar chart will show the actual scores for each question derived from the selected cohort's responses. However, there are two alternate modes available which are activated using these buttons:
- In this mode scores are shown as a percentile rank. Each axis on the radar is a scale of 0-100 which represents the distance between the lowest and highest scores within the grouping type. For example; if viewing data at a trust level, 0 on each axis represents the lowest scoring trust and 100 represents the highest scoring trust.
- The blue dots show the percentile rank between the lowest and highest score for the selected cohort. For example, if the selected trust ranked 150th of 200 trusts, the score would fall in the 75th percentile. The blue dot would appear three quarters (75%) of the way along the axis from the outer most point to the centre. If the trust ranked 1st, the dot would appear at the outmost point on the axis.
- The orange dot shows the UK average percentile which will always be at the half-way point on the axis.
- The rank mode is similar to the percentile mode but rather than showing the percentile in which the score falls, that chart shows the positional rank between the lowest and highest scores. For example, if viewing at country level the selected country had the 2nd highest of 4 scores - the blue dot would appear 1/4 of the way along the axis from the outer most point to the centre.
Numeric labels can be switched on or off using this option.
Use this menu to select which group of questions you would like to see scores for.
*all counts of trainees are rounded to the nearest 5. Cohorts of less than 3 trainees have been suppressed to protect respondent anonymity.