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Use and Misuse of the Likert Item Responses and Other Ordinal Measures

  title={Use and Misuse of the Likert Item Responses and Other Ordinal Measures},
  author={Phillip A. Bishop and Robert L. Herron},
  journal={International Journal of Exercise Science},
  pages={297 - 302}
  • P. Bishop, R. L. Herron
  • Published 1 July 2015
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International Journal of Exercise Science
Likert, Likert-type, and ordinal-scale responses are very popular psychometric item scoring schemes for attempting to quantify people’s opinions, interests, or perceived efficacy of an intervention and are used extensively in Physical Education and Exercise Science research. However, these numbered measures are generally considered ordinal and violate some statistical assumptions needed to evaluate them as normally distributed, parametric data. This is an issue because parametric statistics are… Expand

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