I’m currently helping to evaluating a large market research survey, which ueses Likert Scales. To visualize the data I’ve tried several plots. The plots below where created with artificially created data to expose the strengths and weaknesses of different plot types. Data distribution: You can find the code for all plots here! Bar Plot: Mean Values Pros: Easy to create Simple to read Q3 – Q5 distinguishable Cons: Hides a lot complexity Doesn’t show spread Creates high confidence in shown values Bar Plot: Mean values and Standard Deviation Extension of first plot.