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Scales Of Measurement:

 The four different scales of measurement, from least to most precise, are Nominal Ordinal Interval Ratio Nominal: The nominal scale of measurement is a qualitative measure that uses discrete categories to describe a characteristic of the research participants. For each participant, the researcher determines the presence, absence, and type of the attribute. Nominal scales of measurement may have two categories, such as citizen status (citizen/non-citizen), or they can have more than two categories, like religious affiliation (e.g., Agnostic, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim) or marital status (e.g., divorced, married, single). Often, as described here, the categories have names; however, researchers code them with numbers … Continue reading Scales Of Measurement: