[Rasch] Likert scale 'rules'
connert at msu.edu
Thu May 17 05:15:40 EST 2012
Some bad recommendations:
On 5/16/12 10:51 AM, Bond, Trevor wrote:
I wonder if you have a list of, or a link to:
Those adamant but often misleading ‘rules’ for drafting Likert scales that are often mandated by researchers who fail to consider the Rasch/empirical evidence.
Always use odd (or even) n of categories.
Use balanced response options
Use 5-11 categories – no more, no less
Make sure to use negatively worded items to trick unthinking respondents etc etc
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