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What is the difference between 5-point and 7-point scales?

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Allan Poon
16 October 2020
What is the difference between 5-point and 7-point scales?

What is the difference between 5-point and 7-point scales? Can I switch the original scale to another?

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Sisley
16 October 2020

You’re welcome.

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Allan Poon
16 October 2020

Oh I didn’t know that. Thank you!

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Sisley
16 October 2020

There has been a long debate over which scale is better. Some people said a higher point Likert scale makes it more time consuming but others suggest that the reliability of scales is optimized with seven response categories. However, I think you should use the scaling that the authors used in the original measure report.

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