Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2005 12:02:35 -1000
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From: Bob Schacht <bobschacht@INFOMAGIC.NET>
Subject: Re: Likert scales
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At 11:34 AM 9/17/2005, Claus D. Hansen wrote:
>Sorry, I should of course have emphasized that all the items are scored
>the same way.
Perhaps there's a language problem here. My comment was directed at how
the items were *constructed,* not how they were scored.
>The thing I really need to know is whether Rensis Likert originally
>intended the weighting procedure described by Babbie & Mouton or if the
>most common form as described first in my earlier mail was his original idea.
>In other words, I do not need help on any substantial issues regarding
>scaling (at the moment anyway) I only need to know more about the history
>of Likert Scales.
I can't help you with that.
Robert M. Schacht, Ph.D., Research Director
Pacific Basin Research and Training Center
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Research Center, University of Hawaii
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