Definition of Likert scale in English:
A scale used to represent people’s attitudes to a topic.
- The authors chose to use the original Likert scaling because the Likert scale preserves more information.
- A Likert scale was used to assess the extent of pain experienced on return to the ward in the day case group and on return home in the outpatient group.
- This information was also recorded simultaneously and was answered on a five-point scale, like a Likert scale.
1940s: named after Rensis Likert (1903–81), American psychologist.