Below is a Likert-type scale that might be used to evaluate your opinion of the educational degree program in which you are enrolled. There are five response categories: Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree nor Disagree, Disagree, and Strongly Disagree. If Strongly Agree (SA) represents the most positive attitude, how would you value the items below? Record your answers to the items.
a. The program is not very challenging. SA A N D SD
b. The general level of teaching is good. SA A N D SD
c. I really think I am learning a lot from this program. SA A N D SD
d. Students’ suggestions are given little attention here. SA A N D SD
e. The program does a good job of preparing one for a career. SA A N D SD
f. This program is below my expectations. SA A N D SD
In what two different ways could such responses be used? What would be the purpose of each?