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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The ordinal scale for these items in the second section was adapted from the West Virginia State Community and Technical College General Education Core-Audit Grid (Scroggins, 2004) and consisted of a 5-point ordinal scale.
The rubric had an ordinal scale of six numbers; 1 through 6 made up the scale for scoring and statistical analysis.
Figure 1 presents an example of the 2-tuple representation for an academic grading scale where each letter grade is represent by a TFN arranged along an ordinal scale.
An Ordinal Scale can never produce a series of cardinal numbers (Arrow 1974).
and the valuation of the different elements of the Programme-; related studies regarding to the classification variables, so the variables with ordinal scale can embrace classification problems of the categories and of the measure of the distance between them (Gil, 2011.
The scaling techniques used were dichotomous scale, ordinal scale and Likert's scale.
For ordinal data, weighted kappa scores along with percent exact agreement and percent exact agreement within one point on the ordinal scale were used.
Use of the PRELIS and LISREL programs enabled data obtained from an ordinal scale to be analyzed by estimating a matrix of polychoric correlations developed from categorical data and computing the asymptotic variance-covariance matrix for the estimation (Joreskog & Sorbom, 1996).
It is a multi-purpose, short form model containing 36 ordinal scale items on eight dimensions: physical functioning (PF), role-physical (RP), bodily pain (BP), general health (GH), vitality (VT), social functioning (SF), role-emotional (RE) and mental health (MH).
This table shows that the sum of ranks in the case of an ordinal scale has no sense.
In addition, the issue regarding whether parametric or nonparametric techniques should be utilized with this ordinal scale is deliberated.