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# The four scales of measurement

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Please help with the following problem involving analysis of data. Provide at least 400 words in this posting. No references are requested.

What are the four levels of data? Indicate them along with a definition of each in order from lowest to highest.

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Problem: What are the four levels of data? Indicate them along with a definition of each in order from lowest to highest.

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Nominal data are data that we assign numbers to, but those numbers are meaningful only for coding. They don't indicate anything about the relative performance or value of the scores. For example, if you had males and females in your study, you might code males as 1 and females as 2. Note that these codes are arbitrarily assigned; you could just as well code females as 1 and males as 2. The numbers are used only to ...

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This solution explains the four scales of measurement and provides examples of each. It indicates them along with a definition of each in order from lowest to highest. The explanation is given in 414 words.

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