# How do you calculate Likert scale results?

## How do you calculate Likert scale results?

To determine the minimum and the maximum length of the 5-point Likert type scale, the range is calculated by (5 − 1 = 4) then divided by five as it is the greatest value of the scale (4 ÷ 5 = 0.80). Afterwards, number one which is the least value in the scale was added in order to identify the maximum of this cell.

### How do you convert a 1/5 scale to a percent?

Now we can see that our fraction is 20/100, which means that 1/5 as a percentage is 20%.

Can we calculate mean for Likert scale?

We can not use mean for Likert Scale because it does not have any meaning. E.g. how can one calculate mean of Strongly agree and Strongly Disagree? For Likert Scale, the most appropriate method as measure of central tendency is Median or most frequent response.

Are Likert scales quantitative?

Data from Likert scales and continuous (e.g. 1-10) rating scales are quantitative. These scales assume equal intervals between points. In short, rating scale data approximate interval data and so lend themselves to analysis by a range of statistical techniques including ANOVAs.

## How do you convert a 7 point Likert scale to a 5 point Likert scale?

Converting between Typical Five- and Seven-Point Scales

1. Subtract 1 from the five-point rating (to adjust the scale to start at 0).
2. Multiply by 6/4 (the maximum value of a 0–6 point scale divided by the maximum value of a 0–4 point scale), which stretches the scale.

### How do you score a 4 point Likert scale?

Interpretation of a 4 Point Likert Scale

1. To interpret a 4 point scale, assign each response a point value, from 1 to 4, based on the number of responses.
2. Common values for the options start with “strongly disagree” at 1 point and “strongly agree” at 4.

Are Likert scales qualitative?

Data from Likert scales and continuous (e.g. 1-10) rating scales are quantitative. Qualitative data do not have these properties, and cannot be ordered along a continuum, or compared in terms of magnitude (although qualitative data can still be analyzed statistically).

Is Likert scale a statistical tool?

Are Likert scales ordinal or interval scales? Individual Likert-type questions are generally considered ordinal data, because the items have clear rank order, but don’t have an even distribution. Overall Likert scale scores are sometimes treated as interval data.