On being misquoted

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Although I am not a statistician, through some quirk of Google's search algorithm, it appears that I have become promoted to a go-to internet expert on Likert scales. This is sometimes awkward, especially when a less-than-perfect blog post is cited in a peer-reviewed publication, but I can live with that. On the other hand, I tend to …

On Likert scales, levels of measurement and nuanced understandings

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I have found it moderately bemusing that my post on Likert scales has received so much attention, considering that I had only intended to mention statistics in passing, in order to make what I perceived to be a more broadly relevant remark. Because my authorial intention was not to educate readers in statistics, the views I expressed in that …

Four things you probably didn’t know about Likert scales

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Likert scales are among the most frequently used instruments in questionnaire surveys. They consist of a statement and a range of pre-defined responses which measure the intensity of one’s feelings towards the statement. Here’s an example: Figure 1 Example of a Likert scale Likert scales are easy for respondents to understand, and easy for researchers …