Extended: Seek Feedback And Opinion With Likert Scale Questions

Manuel Yasli · Product News · Last updated on June 1st, 2021

Scale – or Likert scale – questions are a frequently used assessment tool for social research. In Online Training, where progress is mostly measured by true/false questions, scale questions have played a subordinate role for a long time. However, in Coursepath you can use Scale questions alongside the traditional single or multiple choice questions, short answer and essay questions, in order to evaluate your courses. Your participants can indicate their opinion (e.g. on how they liked your course) on a scale with up to 10 items.

Likert Scale in CoursepathScale question for course evaulation with 5 items (1 Strongly disagree 2 Disagree 3 Neutral 4 Agree 5 Strongly agree)

How to use scale questions

The (Likert) Scale questions will help you to

  • evaluate the quality of your courses
  • make your participants reflect upon the learned content, and
  • increase your participants’ engagement during the training progress
  • create diversified courses

All answers can be downloaded in an excel file for further analysis and course improvement.

Set your scale with up to 10 items

It’s up to you, how detailed evaluations should be. An even number of items forces participants to choose a side, while uneven numbers of items give the participant the possibility to choose the middle item, which often is considered neutral. In Coursepath, you can give participants up to 10 options. If you choose for such an extended scale, participants can indicate on strong or weak agreement (1 and 10 indicating strong agreement or disagreement, while options towards the middle reflect a more neutral attitude).

How to set up scale questions in Coursepath

Keep in mind, that you can deactivate the right or wrong rating of all available question types in Coursepath. This way you can use them as feedback questions or to test knowledge without the pressure to succeed for your participants.

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