Before you run a Cronbach’s alpha or factor analysis on scale items, it’s generally a good idea to reverse code items that are negatively worded so that a high value indicates the same type of response on every item.
So for example let’s say you have 20 items each on a 1 to 7 scale. For most items, a 7 may indicate a positive attitude toward some issue, but for a few items, a 1 indicates a positive attitude.
I want to show you a very quick and easy way to reverse code them using a single command line. This works in any software. [Read more…] about An Easy Way to Reverse Code Scale items