Likert Scale Analysis

I am writing a paper that will have 10 questions; respondents will answer using a 5-Point Likert Scale. Try as I might, I can't figure out what type of statistical analysis I should use. I'm trying to gauge their opinion on their working relationships with the boards they report to.

Any suggestions? Thank you.


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It depends on what you are trying to do. It's hard to give any general advice.

Anyway, if some of the questions measure the same thing in different ways I would create indexes from those and make confidence intervals the good old way. Otherwise, you should probably treat the data on an ordinal scale, which make things a little trickier. If you have the option, you might want to consider using a seven point scale and treat it like an interval scale.
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