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Teachers may find these types useful anytime htey create questions, whether they are part of a Powerpoinf or simply a written exercise. ...

Teachers may find these types useful anytime htey create questions, whether they are part of a Powerpoinf or simply a written exercise.


For more than fifty years, Dukane’s Audio Visual Products Division has provided schools and businesses around the world with technology solutions that helped increase learning. With a network of trained professional dealers available to provide personal and localized sales support, Dukane is committed to meeting each customer’s particular needs.

For more information contact:

Delia Valdez 

Dukane Customer Service Representative


Phone: 888-245-1966

Fax: (630) 584-5156
Emai; avsales@dukane.com
Website: www.Dukane.com/AV

For information on Dukane’s Innovative Convey Response system, go to

www.conveyclassrooms.com

Dukane AV 

2900 Dukane Drive
St. Charles, IL 60174



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Writing effective likert scale questions Writing effective likert scale questions Document Transcript

  • WritingEffectiveLikert Scale Questions A Likert scale is a type of question where respondents are asked to rate the level at which they agree or disagree with a statement. For instance on a scale from one to five a user can strongly disagree or strongly agree with a statement. The scale is named for the professor who invented the concept. (A college professor recently corrected my pronunciation.it is correctly pronounced (LICK ert) WE have had many questions about how to write Likert Questions, and how to write them effectively, so I reached out to a college professor who had posted some excellent information on creating effective Likert Scale questions, and he kindly gave me permission to share and repost the information below. These kinds of questions are used often not only in Higher Education but in Business and Government training and even Focus group polling and Customer satisfaction surveys. Almost anyone who had attended a workshop or seminar has been asked “Likert scale questions. These kinds of question also lend themselves to be used with an ARS (AudienceResponse System”. Many people refer to such a system as “clickers”. We are now seeing the ability to ask such questions being added, via an “app” to smart phones and tablets. And while you can build Powerpoints with such questions included for verbal replies, an audience response system will allow you to see responses and “capture” them. The company I represent, Dukane, offers an ARS/SRS (when used with students is called as “Student Response System.
  • The Dukane Reposes System is called Convey:Insight The Convey Clickers were well designed,with dedicated buttons for MC, dedicated buttons for True false, and also separate buttons for entering a number.
  • Partcipants also get „Instant‟ but also private feedback as to whether they got the answer right. View slide
  • They come packaged in sets of 24 or 32 ( but larger sets can be used) You can see a brief Powerpoint about Convey Response pads here: http://www.slideshare.net/ConveySolutions/convey-insight-2013-24163439 View slide
  • Convey:Insight works with dedicatedReponses Pads. It can also be used with any browse-enabled device as the “responder”: a tablet, a smart phone, a PC, a netbook, a Mac laptop of Desktop.
  • The presentation above is something of a “K-12 Centric” version of how Convey response pads can be used, but you can find more information including info on how they are used in Business and Government for training, and how smart phones and tablets can be incorporated here: http://www.slideshare.net/ConveySolutions/dukane-convey-for-business-and-training- 16817350 As with anything in training or education, the effectiveness of a session is going to depend on the quality of the questions ASKED. Here are some verbs that will assist in writing good Likert Scale Questions. The verbs in RED are the ones most commonly used in each category.
  • Using response pads in this way is also part a “Green “ solution. We have all been in sessions where we have been asked to evaluate the speaker or the session.
  • Typically attendees are given a “bubble sheet” and that takes time to create and paper to print. Using response pads for this chore means you don't have to print out sheets and can use the same presentation, once created, over and over. Also, since the software that is part of Covey will “tally the scores” you can have immediate feedback, without the tedious chore of totaling responses, and have them in a form you can share with the participants, or “the powers that be” that want that information. If you factor in the paper saved, time saved, and the ability to share the results the ROI (return on investment) in this kind of response system is clear. The original charts with the LIkert Scale verbs listed above can be found at: http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/siegle/research/Instrument%20Reliability%20and% 20Validity/Likert.html These charts were produced by: Del Siegle, Ph.D.
 Neag School of Education - University of Connecticut
 del.siegle@uconn.edu
 www.delsiegle.com Dry Siegel’s has given express permission to use his charts in this file.
  • Another aspect of an ARS is the ability to add Graphics to illustrate questions. Thus it is possible to put “emoticons” beside each question, if that is of interest Here are some of these kinds of graphics on a site for royalty free graphics. Here are some examples: These graphics could be used to represent Agree and Disagree These were found at http://www.clipproject.info/ We hope this info will be useful in writing successful Likert Scale Questions. By the way, Dukane offers the option of a free on line demonstration of Convey Use this link to request a demonstration: http://www.conveyclassrooms.com/contact.html
  • This no-cost, no-obligation demo is given over the web. All you need is 30 minutes and a good connection to the Internet along with a phone, tablet or other device to use as a virtual responder, if you want to see how that works. A Dukane Convey Expert will answer your questions and show you the software in action. You can find more about the Convey: Insight products here: www.conveyclassrooms.com Or contact: Chad Moore Email: CMoore@Dukane.com
  • Toll Free: 800-265-2141 Direct: 512-778-5224 Fax: (630) 584-515 Convey is one of whole family of products available from Dukane
  • For more than fifty years, Duane’s Audio Visual Products Division has provided schools and businesses around the world with technology solutions that helped increase learning. With a network of trained professional dealers available to provide personal and localized sales support, Dukane is committed to meeting each customer’s particular needs. For more information contact: Delia Valdez 
 Dukane Customer Service Representative
 Phone: 888-245-1966
 Fax: (630) 584-5156 Email; avsales@dukane.com Website: www.Dukane.com/AV Dukane AV 
 2900 Dukane Drive St. Charles, IL 60174