ordinal scale

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or·di·nal scale

a scale that is based on classification of persons or things into ordered qualitative categories, such as socioeconomic status.

ordinal scale (or´dənəl),

n the classification system by which objects are ordered in terms of their qualitative value, as opposed to a ranking performed strictly numerically or quantitatively.
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Depending on measuring level, we'll speak about variables measured at nominal level, at ordinal level etc.
Further, ordinal level and ratio level data has to be integrated.
6] proposed group technology efficiency (GTE), considering ordinal level data (i.
Integrating ordinal level and ratio level data, a general model of performance measure is proposed: Weighted sequence ratio efficiency (WSRE).
Basically, he criticizes the axiomatizations for ruling out information about ordinal level comparisons (who is worse off than whom), and for being insensitive to information about the distribution of utility.
Ipsative scores not only fail to meet the assumptions for classical psychometric analysis, they also constitute an essentially ordinal level of measurement.
To be purist, individual item responses are surely at the ordinal level.
and William Zavoina, "A Statistical Model for the Analysis of Ordinal Level Dependent Variables.
Definitions of Variables for Measurement Variable Measurement RETURN (Dependent) Ordinal level measure for investment return percentage.
Play develops along ordinal levels that range from early sensorimotor--exploratory and adaptive interactions with objects to fairly elaborated scripted sequences of events.
As with the agent component, research on the development of children's symbolic play has demonstrated that there are different ordinal levels of the instrument component in children's symbolic play other than the realistic instruments themselves (Casby, 1991b; Casby & Della Corte, 1987; Casby & Ruder, 1983; Elder & Pederson, 1978; Fein, 1975; Jackowitz & Watson, 1980; Overton & Jackson, 1973).