|Setting up a Likert scale|
|» Importing statements and responses|
|» Managing statements and responses|
|» Default selection|
A Likert scale is a psychometric scale commonly used in questionnaires, and is the most widely used scale in survey research.
When responding to a Likert questionnaire item, respondents specify their level of agreement with a statement, for example:
- Strongly disagree
- Neither agree nor disagree
- Strongly agree
This articles explains how to initially set up a Likert scale, and then how to configure and edit it.
Drag and drop a Likert scale element from the side panel into your survey.
Click the Likert scale container in your survey. You can then add your question by following the [ Type question here ] instruction.
The Likert is preloaded with agreement statements. You can delete columns by clicking the red cross icon which appears when you mouse over them.
A green icon with arrows pointing in both directions also becomes available, allowing you to drag a column into a new position.
You can add columns by clicking the plus sign icon at the far right of the table.
You can edit the agreement statements by clicking on the desired cell.
To add statements, follow the Click here to add a statement instruction. Your cursor position will be placed to the far left of the cell, ready for you to type your statement.
As with columns, click the red cross icon to delete rows and click the plus sign icon to add them.
Click on a cell in order to add or edit statement text.
Click on Edit likert in the side panel to edit your statements.
You can either paste a list (one statement per line) or type a list directly into the paste area. Once happy with it, click Use this list and the list will then appear under 'Manage'.
For responses, you have the extra option to choose from a predefined list.
Select an item from a list to highlight it. You can then change the item's position within your list by using the green arrows to the right. You can delete items using the red cross positioned in between the arrows.
To add an item to your list, use the Add fields below the Manage boxes. Type in the item and then click Add. The item will then appear at the bottom of your list. Click on the item and use the arrows to move its position within the list.
To select a default value for your Likert scale responses, click on the 'Default selection' dropdown to choose the value you wish to have pre-selected as the default answer. Otherwise [None] is shown as your default selection, meaning no answer is selected as a default.
Finally, click on Accept changes to load your settings into the Likert scale on your survey.