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Chapter 2

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Department
Psychology
Course
PS296
Professor
Max Gwynn
Semester
Winter

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Chapter 2: Basic Concepts Measurement: the assignment of numbers to objects Scales of measurement: characteristics of relation among number assigned to objects Nominal scales: • Numbers used only to distinguish among others • Used for classification • Name things Ordinal scales: • Numbers used only to place objects in order • Order or rank things Interval scales: • Scale on which equal intervals b/w objects represent equal differences – differences are meaningful • Differences between scale points • Equal intervals represent equal differences Ratio scales: • Scales with a true zero point- ratios
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