I did a small user study with 20 participants. The participants were asked to rate two scenarios, how often they use their smartphones to listen to songs and how often they use their smartphones to use social media on a 5 point scale from not at all to always. Now after the study, for the analysis of Likert scale data, Is it okay to use the following:
- FIRST CASE: Points 1 to 3 are regarded as not at all or near to not at all.
- SECOND CASE: Points 4 to 5 are regarded as always or near to always.
Am I going in the right direction? Then, after this, I may sum up the frequencies found in the first case and the second case to find that there was more "not at all" or there was more "always".
Frequency of smartphone usage:
Frequency 1 3 2 10 3 3 4 2 5 2
The above table shows a frequency table of responses for 20 users on a 5 point Likert scale. The Likert scale is of the form: 1 = not at all 5 = always
Now, according to the two cases mentioned above, if I conclude that 16 (10+3+3) users answered not at all or near to not at all, whereas 9 (2+2) users answered always or near to always. Will this conclusion be correct?
Any help or ideas are appreciated as I am very new to this.