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Nominal, Ordinal, Interval & Ratio Data & Variables

Need a little help answering the following:

1. Please describe the four primary types of data in quantitative research: nominal, ordinal, interval, and ratio.
2. Please provide a quantitative research question (preferably a question dealing with education) and identify the "variables" included in the question and the "type of data" each variable would measure.

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1. Please describe the four primary types of data in quantitative research: nominal, ordinal, interval, and ratio.

Nominal- this is the lowest level of data measurement. It puts objects into two or more categories based on classification and categorization. This might be public or private school, male or female.

Ordinal-This arranges date in order from highest to lowest, but without consistent differences between values. An example might be the socio-economic status of students.
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This solution defines the four primary types of data in quantitative research: nominal, ordinal, interval, and ratio.
and provides a quantitative research question (dealing with education). It identifies the "variables" included in the question and the "type of data" each variable would measure.

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