ordinal scales


Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Level of measurement — The levels of measurement , or scales of measure are expressions that typically refer to the theory of scale types developed by the psychologist Stanley Smith Stevens. Stevens proposed his theory in a 1946 Science article titled On the theory of… …   Wikipedia

  • psychological testing — Use of tests to measure skill, knowledge, intelligence, capacities, or aptitudes and to make predictions about performance. Best known is the IQ test; other tests include achievement tests designed to evaluate a student s grade or performance… …   Universalium

  • Human Relations Area Files — The Human Relations Area Files, Inc. (HRAF), located in New Haven, Connecticut is a nonprofit international membership organization with over 300 member institutions in the U.S. and more than 20 other countries. A financially autonomous research… …   Wikipedia

  • Scale (social sciences) — In the social sciences, scaling is the process of measuring or ordering entities with respect to quantitative attributes or traits. For example, a scaling technique might involve estimating individuals levels of extraversion, or the perceived… …   Wikipedia

  • Likert scale — A Likert scale (pronunciation in the field of Psychology varies between lick urt and lie kurt , although the man for whom the scale is named used the former [ [http://core.ecu.edu/psyc/wuenschk/StatHelp/Likert.htm I have always restricted the use …   Wikipedia

  • Rating scale — A rating scale is a set of categories designed to elicit information about a quantitative attribute in social science. Common examples are the Likert scale and 1 10 rating scales for which a person selects the number which is considered to… …   Wikipedia

  • Phrase completions — Phrase completion scales are a type of psychometric scale used in questionnaires. Developed in response to the problems associated with Likert scales, Phrase completions are concise, unidimensional measures that tap ordinal level data in a manner …   Wikipedia

  • measurement — The fundamental concepts of the theory of measurement are that of a quantity being measured, an empirical determination for a lesser, equal, or greater amount of the quantity, and then a rule assigning numerical values to the quantities… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Theory of conjoint measurement — The theory of conjoint measurement (also known as conjoint measurement or additive conjoint measurement) is a general, formal theory of continuous quantity. It was independently discovered by the French economist Gerard Debreu (1960) and by the… …   Wikipedia

  • Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Dates and numbers — Shortcuts: WP:MOSNUM WP:DATE MOS:NUM This page is part of the Ma …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.