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British Journal of Applied Science & Technology, ISSN: 2231-0843,Vol.: 7, Issue.: 4

Opinion Article

Likert Scale: Explored and Explained


Ankur Joshi1*, Saket Kale2, Satish Chandel3 and D. K. Pal1

1Department of Community Medicine, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, 462001, India.
2Technical Support Unit, Madhya Pradesh State AIDS Control Society, India.
3Department of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, India.

Article Information
(1) Meng Ma, Anhui University, Hefei, Anhui, China and Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA.
(1) Anonymous, USA.
(2) Adalberto Campo-Arias, Faculty of Researches and Publications, Human Behavioral Research Institute, Bogota, Colombia.
(3) David Magis, Department of Education, University of Liège, Belgium.
(4) Anonymous, Croatia.
(5) Anonymous, Canada.
Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/8206


Likert scale is applied as one of the most fundamental and frequently used psychometric tools in educational and social sciences research. Simultaneously, it is also subjected to a lot of debates and controversies in regards with the analysis and inclusion of points on the scale. With this context, through reviewing the available literature and then clubbing the received information with coherent scientific thinking, this paper attempts to gradually build a construct around Likert scale. This analytical review begins with the necessity of psychometric tools like Likert scale andits variants and focuses on some convoluted issues like validity, reliability and analysis of the scale.

Keywords :

Psychometrics; Likert scale; points on scale; analysis; education.

Full Article - PDF    Page 396-403

DOI : 10.9734/BJAST/2015/14975

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