URL of experiment: Pavlovia Survey
Description of the problem:
I’m trying to open the csv file from my survey on JASP but the Likert Scale is only recognised as a scale. I need it to be Ordinal with values embedded (Agree 1, Somewhat Agree 2, Somewhat disagree 3, Disagree 4, etc…).
Please, does anybody have an idea what is going on?
I don’t know JASP but on jamovi I have to select the variables in the data view, change them to ordinal and then add the levels. They aren’t embedded in CSV files.
Thank you, wakecarter. I was afraid it was a feature of the csv files… But the problem is that I have 63 questions (columns) and on JASP (as far as I know) I need to change every single one separately.
What happens if your select a column and then hold down the shift key when you select the column next to it?
It changes just the last one
Maybe it’s worth installing jamovi (or using the cloud version https://cloud.jamovi.org/) to sort out your levels and then export as an SPSS.sav file. I assume JASP can open SPSS files.
Yes, JASP can open .sav files. The problem is that this is for teaching… so I’ll have to find a way to solve it since we have a lot of people doing research using Pavlovia and we teach JASP.
Thank you for your replies!
Personally, I wouldn’t ask students to change all of the individual variables since the next step is normally to run Cronbach’s alpha and then create mean (or sum) scores or run a PCA or EFA and create component scores. While I agree it is important to remember what the original scoring was, this could be done just by adding labels to the first variable in each batch. I haven’t found that I’ve needed to switch variables to ordinal unless I want to look at their frequencies individually, but seems likely when there are only a few of them.
My hope is the Pavlovia Surveys will eventually be able to export data in SPSS format so that the value labels can be embedded, but this will not happen until 2024 at the earliest.