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    How to fix mistake of changing psychometric seven point scale to a five point scale?




    Hi my first research project uses 3 psychometric scales which have all been peered reviewed as valid & reliable. I mistakenly thought it would be more user friendly if the likert scales were consistent & changed one scale from a seven point scale to a five point scale.

    I have already started collecting data - can I redeem this situation? or have I blown it?
    Thanks I appreciate your assistance, I have to see my supervisor tomorrow & admit my mistake!

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    Re: How to fix mistake of changing psychometric seven point scale to a five point sca

    Quote Originally Posted by longpaddock View Post
    Hi my first research project uses 3 psychometric scales which have all been peered reviewed as valid & reliable. I mistakenly thought it would be more user friendly if the likert scales were consistent & changed one scale from a seven point scale to a five point scale.

    I have already started collecting data - can I redeem this situation? or have I blown it?
    Thanks I appreciate your assistance, I have to see my supervisor tomorrow & admit my mistake!

    Cheers
    Longpaddock
    I have the same problem. I'm using secondary data so no changes are possible. I'm trying to see if using a Z-score, so standardizing my faulty likert scale could fix the problem. I'm not sure, but I'll keep looking for an answer. I'll post it here if I find one definitive...

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    Re: How to fix mistake of changing psychometric seven point scale to a five point sca


    What is preventing you from just using the 5 point scale, instead of trying to create more detail that does not exist in the metric?

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