Health Services Research (HSR) Methods
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Likert-Type Rating Scale

A survey response scale that asks respondents to indicate their attitude by rating their level of satisfaction or degree of agreement with a statement. The scale usually ranges from 1-5; 1-7; or 1-9 points. Degrees of agreement many be substituted for numeric points on a scale.

Further Reading
Gliner, J.A. and G.A. Morgan. 2000. Research Methods in Applied Settings, Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.