Calculation of your power points
1. Each answer in the questionnaire generates a point from 1 to 10 where 10 is the highest level of power.
2. Each of those answer-generated points are weighed according to the importance of the question. The weights are in turn ranging from 1 to 10 points where 10 is the maximum level of importance.
3. The average of all weighed answers is your power value. You can influence your own and everybody elses power values by setting your own weights for each question.
1. In the first step, each question/answer group are treated separately. Assume that the first question is "Country" and that your answer rendered the value 6.
2. The next step is to apply the weight for that question to your value for the answer. Let's assume that the weight for "Country" is 8.
3. The weight (y) is applied to the value (x) with the following calculation that generates the point "m".
√ x * √ y = m
The square root of the point for this question times the square root of its weight. Note: the algorithm was updated on March 22 2015. The older version is at the bottom of this page.
4. We repeat step 1 to 3 for each question/answer group.
5. The sum of these calculations are divided with the number of groups and the resulting average is your power value.
Default values: the default value for each answer is set and can not be changed. Most of the values are based on publicly available statistics such as the United Nations Development Program's Human Development Index.
Weights: Each question, has a weight that determines the final power value. The weights can, in extreme cases, influence the value with as much as 45%. The weight of a question is entirely defined by the users. You can set custom weights after you have measured your power and see how those changes affect your power value directly.
Weights are applied to the default values for each question/answer pair before the final calculation of the power value.
Note: this is the older version of the algorithm was updated on March 22 2015. All power values that were made before this date uses this version if they've not been updated since.
(x * ((y / 10) + 1)) * 0,6
(6 * ((8/10)+1)) * 0.6 = 6.48
The calculation leaves small and large values uninfluenced if the weight is 5 while at the same time preventing the highest possible value to exceed 10.