Ok, need some help. I'm making some chapter 4 revisions (I hope to defend in 12 days) after asking for (and receiving) some new analysis from "my stats consultant." At this point, I've paid him $500 flat fee plus an additional $100 for asking for the second set of analysis (which, considering how much face-to-face interaction we've had, is a relative bargain). Here's my dilemma and I'm hoping someone can help: On each of 5 scales, there are items that had to be reverse-coded to run the analysis. Fine. He did that. BUT... now I want to go back and show which ITEMS on the scales had the most agreement. So how can I go backwards? If the scales are 5-Likert (and they are), does subtracting the reverse-coded mean from 5 give me the original mean? Is it really that simple?