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Measurement of Variables within Scaling/Index Construction

During the course of any study, there must be a level of measurement in variables in order to construct data for researchers to gauge how each subject/subjects relate to each other. In addition, those who review the data collected must be able to identify those variables. During the scaling and index construction in research methods, there are four levels of measurement.

Discuss and identify how variables are measured on four different levels as well as how its done during scaling and index construction in research methods.

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Below we'll identify and discuss variables measured on four different levels.

Variables are measured on four different levels as it relates to the scaling and index construction: nominal, ordinal, interval, and ration (Hagan, p.252). The type of variable that is used by the researcher is based on the type of research being conducted . Nominal variables are often the simplest level of measurement. In the use of nominal variables, the measurements are named uniquely in nature and provide no lineage for the person reviewing it. For example, a researcher may label ...

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Variables are measured on four different levels as it relates to the scaling and index construction: nominal, ordinal, interval, and ration (Hagan, p.252). The type of variable that is used by the researcher is based on the type of research being conducted . Nominal variables are often the simplest level of measurement.....

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