Advanced Rating Types are used for complex rating requirements where more that one rating should be calculated from each response. The additional rating types are calculated relative to the Base Rating Type.
To calculate the additional ratings:
Rating Type Subsections are used to calculate a Section and the total score. For Example, if you only had five subsections and their weightings were 10,10,5,5,10, Subsections 3 and 4 would be weighted at 50% of the other sections.
Rating Type Questions are used to weight particular questions. If no record exists for the question it is not weighted. If a record exists for a question and it is 0, that question score is ignored. Otherwise, the score is weighted using the same approach as for subsections.
The Ratings for additional rating types are separate from the Base Rating Type.
You can display ratings based on Advanced Ratings by using the RatingType parameter in the Feedback and Cohorts reports. In those cases you can show the base ratings and the advanced ratings in the same report.
All other reports have an option to select the Rating Type.