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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.