|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 inside the Likert scale container in your survey so the outline appears, and 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 on 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 on the plus sign icon placed to the far right of the table.
You can edit the 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 the columns, click on the red cross icon to delete rows and on the plus sign icon to add them. Click on a cell in order to add or edit statement text.
As with the columns, click on the red cross icon to delete rows, the green icon with arrows to move them, and on the plus sign icon to add them. Click on a cell in order to add or edit statement text.
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 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 can also 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 dropdown to display your list and select the value you wish to have already 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.