ERIC Number: EJ1042448
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Analyzing Likert Data
Boone, Harry N., Jr.; Boone, Deborah A.
Journal of Extension, v50 n2 Article 2TOT2 Apr 2012
This article provides information for Extension professionals on the correct analysis of Likert data. The analyses of Likert-type and Likert scale data require unique data analysis procedures, and as a result, misuses and/or mistakes often occur. This article discusses the differences between Likert-type and Likert scale data and provides recommendations for descriptive statistics to be used during the analysis. Once a researcher understands the difference between Likert-type and Likert scale data, the decision on appropriate statistical procedures will be apparent.
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Data Analysis, Extension Agents, Extension Education, Statistical Studies, Guidelines, Measurement Techniques, Measurement Objectives, Test Items, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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