Likert Scale. Since it is a continuum, how do we assign numerical value for statistical analysis if somebody rate themselves in between two answers (i.e. between 'not likely' and 'somewhat possible')?
Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task, you are asking a question in relation to value assignations in the Likert scale. I am supposing that this question is part of your test, or if not, it is a question that is based on a dilemma presented in a Likert questionnaire result? I am going to answer your inquiry therefore in a straightforward manner, unlike before.
So, on to your question. First it is important to remember that when designing a Likert scale, the researcher also assigns the values to the answers. The answer choices are limited in accordance to the design of the researcher. Therefore if a question has 5 choice answers, we expect the respondent to ...
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