What do we mean when we mention ordinal level scales vs. interval level scales? Can we contrast the two differences?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 3, 2020, 9:39 pm ad1c9bdddf
Both ordinal and level scales have an underlying order to them. Ordinal scales are, to an extent, a ranking system with an undetermined distance between variables. Think about when you participate in a poll; you are sometimes asked, "The service you received exceeded your expectations: Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree, Not Applicable." Now each answer has points assigned to it, say 4 for the best and 1 for the worst ... and 9 ...
Comparison of the ordinal and interval level scales. Also provides brief examples (as well as how they contrast).