One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A scale used to represent people's attitudes to a topic.
- ‘This information was also recorded simultaneously and was answered on a five-point scale, like a Likert scale.’
- ‘Both a visual analog scale and a Likert scale were used to assess the severity of nausea.’
- ‘Global ratings for parent and child behavior were completed by the observers after viewing the entire interaction sequence, using 7-point Likert scales (where 1 = not at all, and 7 = very much).’
- ‘The authors chose to use the original Likert scaling because the Likert scale preserves more information.’
- ‘A Likert scale was used to assess the extent of pain experienced on return to the ward in the day case group and on return home in the outpatient group.’
1940s: named after Rensis Likert (1903–81), American psychologist.
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