What is a Likert Scale?

Have you ever been subjected to those irritating surveys where a statement is made and you are asked to pick the best answer, only to discover your answer choices are ‘strongly agree’, ‘agree’, ‘disagree’ or ‘strongly disagree’? Well, this is the Likert Scale, giving a person a statement and then having them agree or not agree to gain that data they are polling to obtain. If you’re like me, a large majority of the time you’re looking for the ‘I really don’t care’ option on these surveys!