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  • Ranking requires clear directions that are kept simple.
  • Ranking allows for assessment of relative importance.
  • Respondents generally do well with identifying the middle and the extremes, but not as well as the items from highest to middle and middle to lowest. For this reason, it is easiest to use ranking on three points; anything beyond five points, in which the 2nd and 4th place may be an obvious result after one identifies the middle and extremes, requires a much higher cognitive demand. In general, ranking is not recommended when there are more than 7 items for comparison.
For example:
How interested are you in the following topics? Put a “1” next to the one that you’d like to see discussed at a future staff meeting, a “2” next to the one you next prefer, and so on. Please, no two numbers should be the same.
__ Wikipedia article format
__ Using templates
__ Working with photos, etc.
__ WP Manual of Style
__ Collaborating constructively with other editors