a scale of measurement that indicates the exact magnitude of scores, but not their ratio to one another. (641)
A measuring system having the property that intervals between the numbers assigned accurately reflect intervals between the magnitudes of the objects being measured. The important implication is that a given difference between two scores is independent of location along the scale.
A measurement scale that measures quantitative differences between values of a variable, with equal distances between the values.
A scale with points that are equally distant from each other, but without an absolute zero point; for example, the Celsius temperature scale.
(n) A data scale that preserves the units used but does not have a natural zero point. Interval scales often result from the difference between two values using the same scale.
Scale on which equal intervals between objects represent equal differences. (differences are meaningful)
A measurement scale in which the spacing between values along the scale is known and whose zero point is arbitrary.
A measurement scale in which numbers represent levels or degrees of an attribute or characteristic. A thermometer is an example of an interval scale. Many scales and tests used in research are based on an interval scale.
a rule for taking observations and measurements that orders the objects on a common property and provides distances between two objects with respect to their common property
a scale of measurement in which the distance between any two adjacent units of measurement (also known as intervals) is the same, but the zero point is arbitrary
a scale of measurement where the distance between any two adjacents units of measurement (or 'intervals') is the same but the zero point is arbitrary
Measurements on a continuous numerical scale with equal intervals between points but where the zero point is arbitrary, as in, for example, measures of temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit.
The interval scale is one of the four measurement scales and can be used to classify and order measurements. It plots equal distances between score points but does not have a true zero point. Examples of interval scales include IQ, Celsius, and Fahrenheit scales.
A scale consisting of equal-sized units (dollars, years, etc.) On an interval scale the distance between any two positions is of known size. Results from analytic techniques appropriate for interval scales will be affected by any non-linear transformation of the scale values. See also SCALE OF MEASUREMENT.
Scale of measurement on which equal intervals represent equal amounts of the vairable being measured.
An interval scale is an ordinal scale where preceding or succeeding categories are separated by a fixed unit of measured attribute.
A scale in which equal differences between scores can be treated as equal so that the scores can be added or subtracted. See also categorical scale, nominal scale, ordinal scale, ratio scale.
A scale of measurement where the intervals on the scale are equal. An obvious example is length in metres - the difference between 1 and 2 metres is exactly the same as the difference between 6 and 7 metres. An example of something that is NOT an interval scale is position in a race (the difference between 1st and 2nd could be one second and the difference between 4th and 5th could be one minute).