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the Likert Scale

The Likert Scale is a psychometric scale commonly used in surveys and questionnaires. The scale is named after its inventor, psychologist Rensis Likert.

When responding to a Likert questionnaire item, respondents specify their level of agreement to a statement. A Likert item is usually a statement to which the respondent is asked to evaluate by giving their level of agreement or disagreement.

Examples of 5-point Likert Scales

1 2 3 4 5
not all all important slightly important moderately important very important extremely important

1 2 3 4 5
Never Almost never Occasionally/Sometimes Almost every time Every time

1 2 3 4 5
Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree or disagree Agree Strongly agree

1 2 3 4 5
poor below average average above average excellent

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