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Ratio Scale in Research Methodology

Ratio scale has all the characteristics to make it a pure scale especially for the research related to pure sciences. Ratio scale has all the characteristics of interval scale plus the additional benefit that it has a well-defined zero. It also takes into account the ratios between different values of the variables. Characteristics of ratio scale Ratio scale has order …

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Interval Scale in Research Methodology

The interval scale has all the properties of ordinal and nominal scale plus the benefit that it provides equal intervals among categories. The values in the interval scale can take positive or negative values. This property enables the use of statistical analysis on data measured using interval scale. Age, IQ, temperature and dates are few examples of an interval scale. …

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Types of Measurement Scales in Research and Statistics

There are basically four measurement scales in statistics that are used to categorize the variables under study. These four measurement scales include; nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio scales.  In physical science, the measurement needs to be very accurate and precise but in social science, the measurement cannot be as accurate and it is a lot more subjective. The measurement scale …

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