Carnegie Mellon University

Surveys: Visual Presentation for Likert Scale Data

Surveys are common but effective tools to assemble a range of quantitative and qualititative data. Your survey may be the cornerstone of your research paper or thesis. The question is, how do you organize the reams and reams of data you collected into something intelligible for your audience? More importantly, how can you position your data to make an argument or help generate a recommendation? This handout can answer those questions for you, especially:

  • How to convey survey data in tables and figures
  • How to work with percentages and Likert scale data
  • How to structure the text before or after your table

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