MeasurementLevelTypeExamples

# MeasurementLevelTypeExamples - Nominal data have the...

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Nominal data have the following properties: 1. data categories are mutually exclusive, i.e., an object can belong to only one category 2. data categories have no logical order A nominal scale simply classifies, nothing more. e.g., sex, color of hair Ordinal data have the following characteristics: 1. data categories are mutually exclusive 2. data categories have some logical order 3. data categories are scaled according to the amount of the particular characteristic they possess e.g., level of happiness Interval data have the following properties: 1. data categories are mutually exclusive 2. data categories have a logical order 3. data categories are scaled according to the amount of the characteristics they possess 4. equal differences in the characteristic are represented by equal difference in the numbers assigned to the categories 5. the point 0 is just another point on the scale, it does not reflect the starting point or the scale or the total absence of the characteristic e.g., temperature

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