What's the best way to interpret Likert Scales with equal negative and positive Likert Items that represent each construct presented?
Construct: Accuracy of Data
Scale: Agree-Disagree (1 to 5)
- The data is accurate? (positive) Responses: 5(Dan),5(James),4(Sarah)
- The data is not accurate? (negative) Responses: 1(Dan),1(James),2(Sarah)
I know that bar graphs can be used to illustrate how respondents felt about each Likert Item individually (e.g. 45% strongly agreed that the data is accurate), but assuming that the split half reliability method shows that the data I have collected can be trusted from face value, how could I best group the information by like-minded constructs (e.g. Data being the construct in the two questions above)?