About Gap Assessment Tables
The Gap Assessment table displays, by default, the subject’s five highest positive gaps and the subject’s five lowest negative gaps. The table automatically compares data from Self and Others, but in general can display data from any two different data sources. For example, you can show the gap between how colleagues rate the subject and how their manager does.
The gap column is calculated by subtracting the results of the second data source from the first data source.
There are two versions of the Gap Assessment table.
Displays the highest positive and lowest negative gaps recorded from the assessment questions.
Scoring Gap Assessment
Displays the highest positive and lowest negative gaps from the scoring categories.
For general Table Options and customization, see the Tables Overview page.
Highest/Lowest tables have a number of unique options. Navigate to Table Options to view them.
Show Positive Gaps and Show Negative Gaps
Determine how many positive or negative gaps to display.
Choose which of the scoring categories to include in the table. Included categories have a check mark next to them.
Compute Column will not have multiple choices unless you add more than 2 data sources to your table, thus creating a series of multiple comparisons instead of just one.
Since each comparison is going to have different directions for their gaps, the table needs to know how to sort items into positive or negative. Compute Column makes you decide which comparison to sort items by.
Example: Let’s say that for the scoring category Integrity, there’s a positive gap for Others vs. Manager, but a negative gap for Others vs. Self.
If Compute Column is set to Others vs. Manager, Integrity will appear under the Positive Gap header.
If Compute Column is set to Others vs. Self, Integrity will appear under the Negative Gap header.
Include Reverse Coded Items
Reverse-coded items are items that follow the reverse of the traditional scale. A scoring category might have a mixture of ascending and descending scales. For example, a question scored from 5 to 1 instead of from 1 to 5 is considered reverse-coded. Clicking Include Reverse Coded Items makes sure to take these items into account, instead of just ignoring them completely.
If a subject received the same mean score for multiple items, then Show Ties will include every item that tied. Show Ties does not show categories for which the gap is zero (i.e. the self evaluation score equals the score given by others). This setting will override the numbers set by Show Positive/Negative Gaps.