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Type of measurement

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If your DV requires you to classify students by their major (e.g., accounting, human resources, health services, financial management, etc.), what type of measurement scale do you have?

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Type of measurement

If your DV requires you to classify students by their major (e.g., accounting, human resources, health services, financial management, etc.), what type of measurement scale do you have?
The major of the student can be considered as a Nominal measurement. No quantitative information is conveyed and no ordering of the items is implied by the name of the major.
The formal definitions of four types of scale of measurements are given below

Measurement Scales

Nominal measurement consists of assigning items to groups or categories. No quantitative information is conveyed and no ordering of the items is implied. Nominal scales are therefore qualitative rather than quantitative. Religious preference, race, and sex are all ...

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The solution gives example of different type of measurements.

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