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Different Measurement Scales

For each of the following variable (1-20) listed below, Select the correct measurement scale (a-d)
a) Nominal
b) Ordinal
c) Interval
d) Ratio

1) Gender
2) Temperature in Celsius
3) Weight in pounds
4) Weight in Kilograms
5) Age in years
6) Age in categories(0-06 months, 7-12 months, 13+ months)
7) Blood type
8) Ethnic identity
9) Number of years spent in school
10) Highest educational degree obtained
11) Satisfaction with nursing care received (on scale of 1-10)
12) Religion
13) IQ score
14) Smoking status
15) Birth order
16) Reaction time in seconds
17) Marital status
18) Number of children
19) Score on a satisfaction scale that sums Likert items
20) Annual income in dollars

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For each of the following variable (1-20) listed below
For each of the following variable (1-20) listed below, Select the correct measurement scale (a-d)

a) Nominal: No zero, no meaningful sense of order to the values on this scale, values are labels, names or categories.

b) Ordinal: All of the characteristics of a Nominal scale and a meaningful sense of order IS possible to the values on this ...

Solution Summary

The different measurement scales are examined.

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