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Four Types of Scale Measurement

Scales of measurement are commonly broken down into four types, nominal, ordinal, interval, and ratio. Define each of the following four scales of measurement. In each of the following four cases, describe an example that in some broader sense may apply to your job situation or personal life. For example, state a level of measurement that would in general describe, how much say or influence does you has on how you perform your job? At least 200 to 300 words

a) Nominal

b) Ordinal

c) Interval

d) Ratio

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Scales of measurement are commonly broken down into four types, nominal, ordinal, interval, and ratio. Define each of the following four scales of measurement. In each of the following four cases, describe an example that in some broader sense may apply to your job situation or personal life. For example, state a level of measurement that would describe in general how much influence you have on how you perform your job? At least 200 to 300 words

The scales of measurement are as follows: Nominal, Ordinal, Interval and Ratio. Nominal measurement consists of assigning items to groups or categories it is qualitative rather than quantitative. For example, the nominal characteristic to describe the outcome of studying a business course is the completion of the course. In this example, the observations are dichotomous or binary in that the outcome can take on only one of two ...

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The solution defines the four types of scales of measurement with examples for each. References are also included.

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