If we accept the decimal results, does this not negate the reasons why we are using medians (rather than mean) for the ordinal data? Thank you so much. Diploma students: 45 people 3-Neutral I do not think I understand what you are describing: why are the data not usable? I wouldn’t call that a Likert scale as such. For the dependent variable (perception of work readiness), there are 20 items with 4-point likert scale (Strongly Disagree, disagree, agree, strongly agree). I already got the data. SPSS will automatically generate a new variable, which will appear at the end of your dataset. Should I enter the category titles somewhere? There’s a range of social sharing buttons below in case you feel like sharing this information among fellow students who might also find it useful. I close the post with examples of different types of regression analyses. Some of this will require using syntax, but we explain what you need to do. I want to know if I can predict intentions from the advertisement people saw and if the relationship can be explained by the cognitive responses. Many thanks Achilleas. 2,5 or 3,5. Can anyone expert with SPSS help? For instance, if I Elsewhere in this blog, I have written that a Likert scale might consist of several overlapping items. The median should be there (have a look at the screenshot). Afroze. I have 16 statements/variables on Likert scale with 5 categories each statement (1 = Strongly disagree, 2 = Disagree, 3 = Undecided, 4 = Agree, 5 = Strongly Agree). Finally, I note that “mode” is not listed within the statistical functions in SPSS, I guess because it is not a calculation. please can you confirm that you think it is safe for me to proceed with non-paramtric tests of my ordinal Likert data using a new MEDIAN Likert variable? Also feel free to ask any other questions you may have, using the contact form. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. It is Jenny here again – we already exchanged some messages recently. If you’re in a supervised study programme, your advisor would be better placed to answer this question. Hi, As the situation you shown above, you are using three questions for one variable, therefore you calculate median, however for my situation, I am using two questions for one variable, if i calculate median will be not approprate?because demical places.. or should I calculate by mode? This was a very helpful post! Under each of these categories there are 5 questions. Hi! Do you know of a way that this is possible? Once you have those scores, you can run a cross-tab and chi square to see if there is any statistically significant difference between the Asian and Western groups. Not a problem. 4-Agree That shouldn’t be a problem, unless you plan to combine the data in some way. ... Ordinal: variables that have categories with an intrinsic ordering (e.g., Likert scales,Olympic medals) Scale: variables that are ... of 398. With SPSS (24) I want to measure what influence the independent variable have on the dependent variable. Learn how your comment data is processed. Consider your research questions when determining the best analytical approach for your study. Dear Achilleas I have merged their respective question using median. And what kind of method or test is suitable for this objective? However, we have an issue now when we are suppose to start analyze the data in SPSS. Thank you very much sir Kindly tell us if there is a you tube channel of you regarding likert scale data analysis with hypothesis testing step by step on SPSS..pardon for my poor English as it’s not my native language :). So is it correct to calculate median because there are different counts for missing values for each question.? On Likert scales, ordinal data and mean values, How to summarise Likert scale data using SPSS. Thanks. There are researchers who claim that this is okay, but many people think that this is statistically wrong, and as you’ve found out, the results are hard to interpret. How can I run the command to add the 20 items from 5 separate questions? Aug 12, 2013 #1. I want to know if I can predict intentions from the advertisement people saw and if the relationship can be explained by the cognitive responses. I was just curious as to why you do not recommend grouping the Likert scales as means and you recommend using medians? 1. Likert Scale items are a big one. Depends on your research questions. However, I use 2 questions under one category as the situation you shown above, there are 3 questions under one category, which is able to calculate the new variable through median. I think I would feel most comfortable with working with a new variable that would create the mode value of a set of Liker-scale responses for each respondent. In this case, you just report the decimal, and you should not round it up. Place the cursor in the brackets, select the variables you want to merge, and click on the arrow. it also used the socio-economic status (1=poor to 6=rich) and wants to get the relationship between the two variables(level of self-efficacy and status). Thanks so much for this help and advice Achilleas :) Any idea of a source I could reference to back-up this advice? Aug 12, 2013 #1. It’s been really helpful. When you have created the dataset by typing your data into SPSS, and after you have tested for the internal consistency of the scale (use Cronbach’s α), it’s time to create a new variable. I am not sure what the question is though? I have a 10 likert scale 1= not at all, 10= very much. The Likert Scale Articles with no Likert-type scale 210 29.8 37.9 → Articles with Likert-type scale 344 48.7 62.1 aAAAE Distinguished Lecture, review and synthesis of research, historical research, philosophical research, content analysis, and qualitative research. As I have repeatedly written in this blog, the statistical tests you should do depend on what you are trying to find out, ie your research questions. WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF I USE MEAN SCORES TO INTERPRET MY DATA, If your data is ordinal it means that your analysis is meaningless. You could, if you can convincingly argue that the distance between the anchor points is equal. Linear-by-Linear Median and IQR seem like reasonable places to start. I prefer using the median, for reasons that I have explained elsewhere in this blog. Think of the medals in the Olympics: they can tell you if an athlete came first, second or third, but you cannot use them to calculate average speed. You have too many categories and not enough data. The questionnaire tool I used assigned each participant randomly to a condition. Me and my co-author for our master thesis have just finished the collection of data through a questionnaire. We have used the five-point Likert scale for most of our statements. I’m conducting research on the effect of ethical leadership on employee voice. A less controversial thing to do is to calculate the median of the scale. Multiple regression is an extension of simple linear regression. Survey questions that ask you to indicate your level of agreement, from strongly agree to strongly disagree, use the Likert scale. Procedure #2 – Running the PLUM procedure: The PLUM procedure in SPSS Statistics produces some of the main results for your ordinal regression analysis, including predicted probabilities, amongst other useful statistical measures that you will need for later analysis. 1. Currently i am doing my thesis and i come across a problem during my data analysis. Likert scales vary in the number of points on the scale. The reason why you have decimal values is because you have calculated the mean (or ‘average’). I also measured behavioral intentions with 12 questions also answered on a 7pt Likert scale. The Measure column is often overlooked but is important for certain analysis in SPSS and will help orient you to the type of analyses that are possible. The Mann Whitney test is a safer choice here. As such some scales go (1=Strongly Agree to 5 Strongly Disagree) whereas one goes (1= Strongly Disagree – 6 = Strongly Agree). One thing you could do, if you need more granular information, is to add the scores from the questions that correspond to each style. I am doing likert scale questions. I have one question …during mean calculation for variables, let say it is 3.00. so can we put an interpretation based on it….3 is neutral or undecided, Ideally, you should have a verbal descriptor to go with each number. I wanted to combine the answers of the 7 questions, since it measures one dependent variable. We suggest that use of relatively coarse Likert scales to measure fine dependent responses causes information loss that, although varying widely across subjects, greatly reduces the probability of Multiple regression is an extension of simple linear regression. If you can meet the assumptions, the proportional-odds regression is more powerful than the multinomial model, as it can take into account the ordered nature of the ordinal scale. Or should I select the median like you show and then use Wilcoxon mann-whitney to compare the responses to the advertisements between groups? Sorry, I’m afraid I don’t have any YouTube videos, but I’m sure that you can find some by googling. How can I find the reliability of a single four pint Likert scale item. Would this create a problem in analysis ot should I reverse entire variable question groups. what should i select between nominal and ordinal ? Why do you suggest Median instead of Mean? I have three questions for each independent variable. Hope that helps, and good luck with your project! This implies likert values of one variable suggesting a good situation fall close to 1 whereas in the case of second variable scale is such that ‘goodness’ ought to be valued close to 6 or 5. How To Interpret Likert Scale Data For Correlation Analysis The data produced by Likert type items are, strictly speaking, ordinal data. Yes, it’s just trying to be helpful, but it isn’t :). If you’re just trying to show that the scales are internally consistent, I think that aggregating all the data and running a Cronbach alpha test should be OK. I have read multiple articles that discuss the analysis of Likert based data, but can't find a test that fits with my data. Unless otherwise indicated, all rights reserved. Like we predicted, our b-coefficients are all significant and in logical directions. SPSS Stepwise Regression - Coefficients. That’s because the data that these scales produce are ordinal. can you please help on how to analyze ranking questions ? i followed the steps and i couldn’t find the MEDIAN within the statistical function group. The major defining factor among Likert data is that, on its own, it appears ordinal, and has a tendency to rise when opinions sway toward the higher anchor, and fall when opinions sway toward the lower anchor. I have 3 question all in scale – Are you with your books yet and able to confirm your source for this recommendation? Consider your investigation questions to determine the best analysis method for your study. ———————————. My questionnaire consists of 62 5-point questions for 4 learning styles and each learning style is defined by 14-18 questions in the questionnaires. Your scale is Ordinal, as you said. Thank you!!! scale instead of a discrete, Likert -type scale, causes moderated regression analysis effect sizes to increase an average of 93 %. Scale or is it still ordinal? The Chi-square result said there is no significant relationship between self-efficacy and status. So, we don’t know how SPSS can understand what is the independent variable and what is the dependent variable. Likert scale questionares to measure 3 variables were taken from a one source and the the other two were taken from a different source. The reason for this is, that SPSS only calculates a result for each participant that either answered the questions for all versions 1 or all versions 2. It’s just a statistical artefact, which you get when you have an odd number of responses. Jenny :). In such a case, reporting the frequency counts (how many people selected each answer) and percentages for each response, is likely to be the safest / least controversial choice. The scale ranges from 1 = Totally disagree to 5 = Totally agree. I am preparing my thesis on the topic “EFFECTIVENESS OF FACEBOOK MARKETING ON CONSUMERS BUYING BEHAVIOR” and my one of the hypothesis is ” There is no significant association between brand image and buying behavior of consumers.” i have Likert scale data on brand image and consumer behaviour with each having 4 statement and data is collected .. my question are; Because Likert item data are discrete, ordinal, and have a limited range, there’s been a longstanding dispute about the most valid way to analyze Likert data. Another independent variable is: Job opportunities in different occassions. how can i deal with it? ... Ordinal: variables that have categories with an intrinsic ordering (e.g., Likert scales,Olympic medals) Scale: variables that are ... of 398. I am sorry, I do not understand what you are asking me. You mean in SPSS? SD 0 5 0 2 4 11 A cross-tab and chi-square seem like the safest option, as long as you have enough responses and not too many values per variable. A 5 18 30 0 2 55 >>Is it ok to do that and then use an independent samples T-test to compare the means of the two groups? Is this correct? Survey respondents choose answers on scales from strongly agree to strongly disagree. It’s hard to give specific advice without knowing about your data set. Dear, i want a clarification from you. To check the reliability of Likert scale items follows the steps given below: Step 1: On the Menu bar of SPSS, Click Analyze > Scale > Reliability Analysis… option Step 2: Select two more variables that you want to test and shift them from left pan to right pan of reliability analysis dialogue box. What statistical test should I use? The dependent variable is: Intention to not choose the accounting profession Diseases are graded on scales from least severe to most severe. Yet I find it easy farmers to rate the contribution of the adopted technology for his yearly income using a 7-likert scale. There are lot of missing values under each category. Is there something else I should do for the dependent variable. Only, now I have decimal values, e.g. I think that despite the risk of seeming confusing and long, the data should be presented in full, for reasons of transparency. These Likert-type variables are sometimes used in ordinary least-squares regression analysis. What I did is I got the median of levels of self-efficacy so that all of the data of the respondents would be combined in one variable (self-efficacy) and then crosstabulated the self-efficacy and status. Using a Likert Scale set of questions to measure customer service reactions on services or products is one way the measurement tool operates. hey, When I run an ordinal regression or factor analysis, none of the data seems usable. Strictly speaking, it’s still an ordinal variable but some people argue that the data behave as if it’s an ‘interval’ scale. Please help. So, as you see, each statement consists both of one independent variable and the dependent variable as well. Responses of this scale usually considered as ordinal data. Your advisor will be able to help you more than I can. To compute a new median for these two variables and subsequently conduct further statistical analysis on the two newly computed variables I’ve computed the median as described by you above. Some people suggest me to take the average of these 5 question but i see you used MEDIAN. From the top menu bar in SPSS, select Transform -> Compute variable. They are big books though, so without reading the whole book cover-to-cover, I cannot guarantee that I’ not missing anything. What tests would you suggest running in SPSS to get the best results and show the data is or is not significant. Ordinal Logistic Regression Analysis: In Basic introduction to correlation - how to interpret correlation coefficientLikert scales are clearly ordered category scales, as required for correlational work, and the debate The concept 'weight' is physical and can be measured using any of the standard scales and report the Now look at the Likert Scale. I’m not sure which version of SPSS you’re using, but have you checked under ‘frequencies’? This is a special kind of scale, where the possible values have fixed distances. With SPSS (24) I want to measure what influence the independent variable have on the dependent variable. >>I also measured behavioral intentions with 12 questions also answered on a 7pt Likert scale. A survey was used to collect the necessary data for the various independent variables. ok thanks and after the MEDIAN result table, their measure changed from ordinal to Nominal in SPSS. This is too high and it skews your statistics. Some scholars changed the 5 point Likert scale to continuous data and analyze it using t-test. Please help me. • Generally, I’m okay with assumption for 5-point Likert scale – Boils down to assuming “Agree” is halfway between “Neutral” and “Strongly agree” • Not so much for Likert scales without neutral midpoint or more than 5 points • If plan to analyze with regression, perhaps better to use numerically labeled scale … Here im confused as to what should i take ??? Hope that helped, and good luck with your project. Likert scales are the most broadly used method for scaling responsesin survey studies. Many of the measures obtained in educational research are Likert-type responses on questionnaires. Participant 2 saw ad 1, version 2, ad 2, version 1, ad 3, version 1 and ad 4, version 2 etc. I would like to know diploma or degree students, who are more ready to work. I need to add the 20 items from 5 separate questions to create a total scale. What statistical test should I use. Linear regression and ANOVA are equivalent methods Use the same command in SPSS Regression typically used to model effects of continuous predictors Example: does resting heart rate predict weight? For Likert scale, what are the suitable analysis including significant tests? However, when I want to create a new variable that gives the general likeability of version 1 (so with all the version 1 ads combined) and the general likeability of version 2 (so with all the version 2 ads combined), I get an error. The median is a cruder statistic than the mean, because it does not take into account the distance or weighting of responses. I think you’ll find what you’re looking for in Muijs, D. (2004). So you create this variable, enter the values for each respondent, and use this as the independent variable for your analysis. To do this you must have (or create) a variable in SPSS to index ‘choice of profession’ or something along those lines. I want to calculate the Mean, Standard deviation and counts for each category for all variables in the same table in SPSS. I suggest reading Chapter 8 in this book, if you can find it. 10 & 8) which can be answered through a Likert scale (Strongly agree, Agree, Neutral, Disagree, Strongly disagree & Can’t determine). I now have Andy Field’s Discovering Statistics book and some other quantitative analysis books; however, cannot find an explicit mentioning (for reference/citation purposes in my dissertation) that it is OK or advisable to compute a new median score variable for Likert Data and to then use this in non-parametric tests. The question is just like the picture above. You’re quite right, the only decimal you can get when calculating the median is .5 , which is going to happen occasionally if you have an even number of responses. I’ve just been using the questions results. That means that they can tell us how to rank responses (‘strongly agree’ is more agreement than ‘agree’) , but they do not give us information about the distance between them (‘strongly agree’ is not twice as much agreement as ‘agree’). I am not sure why it changed. But a quick question. Total 15 63 73 10 6 167, SA= Strongly Agree, A= Agree N= Neutral , D Disagree, SD Strongly Disagree, Chi-Square Tests I have data in likert scale (1-5) for dependent and independent variables. I want to know, if I don’t select the median like you do here, do I then get a sum of all the scores of each participant? There are in total 20 items from 5 Likert-type scale questions from a questionnaire. Engaging with them will help you understand why you should NOT calculate the mean and standard deviation for these kinds of data. etc. No, it doesn’t look good. Background: I am testing hypotheses concerning consumer purchasing patterns. I have 5 different questions for identifying the mood or response of 1 independent variable. Is it ok to do that and then use an independent samples T-test to compare the means of the two groups? If you want to understand how effective students or parents think a teacher is across several different categories, a survey using a Likert scale can give you an answer. But do look carefully before contacting them. Degree students: 35 people Like we predicted, our b-coefficients are all significant and in logical directions. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE , pp 99-100. As much as I’d love to be able to cite your blog, I’m not sure how well my supervisor will mark me on that :///// sorry! N 5 32 42 2 0 81 I have the similar question. Hope that helps. 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