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Unformatted text preview: To put this variable onto a measurement scale, we then might arbitrarily assign 1 = female and 2 = male. Properties of Measurement Scales . Scales of measurement differ in their properties. Three properties of measurements scales are: Magnitude . A scale has magnitude when one instance of the attribute being measured can be judged to be greater, less than, or equal to another instance. E.g., measurement scales of height have magnitude. Equal intervals . Here, the magnitude of the attribute represented by a unit of measurement on the scale is the same regardless of where on the scale the unit falls. Absolute zero point . A value indicates that nothing at all of the attribute being measured exists. Types of Measurement Scales . Which properties a scale possesses determines the type of scale it is. __Magnitude Equal Intervals Absolute Zero Point_ Ratio Scale Yes Yes Yes Interval Scale Yes Yes No Ordinal Scale Yes No No Nominal Scale No No No...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course PSYCH 200 taught by Professor Gangestad during the Spring '08 term at New Mexico.
- Spring '08