When configuring the scoring criteria for your platform, you will need to assign a weight value to that criteria.
What does a weight do?
Put simply, the weight adjusts the contribution of this scoring criteria to the total score by acting as a multiplier. Weighted scores are calculated as score x weight. By adding a higher or lower weight value than the default. of 1, the criteria will play a larger or smaller part in the judging.
In the example above, both Innovation and Functionality have a maximum score of 10 points for reviewers. The weight, however, increases the contribution of the Innovation criteria by multiplying the allotted score by two.
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Can I assign a weight of zero?
Yes! If you would like to collect quantifiable data from your reviewers that will not impact the scoring, this can be done by creating a zero weight scoring criteria. Common cases of this include:
- Should an application receive prize money?
- Out of 5 stars, how many would the reviewer give the application?
- Does the application qualify for a "reviewer's choice" prize?
Using the same method as above, a 0 weight criterion will carry no bearing on the overall score.