# Measurement Level

A Measurement Level is a taxonomy of scales.

**Context:**- It can range from being a Nominal Scale, to being a Ordinal Scale, to being a Interval Scale, to being a Ratio Scale.

**See:**Measurement, Level, Quantitative Research, Dependent And Independent Variables, Data, Stanley Smith Stevens.

## References

### 2015

- (Wikipedia, 2015) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/level_of_measurement Retrieved:2015-6-28.
- In statistics and quantitative research methodology, various attempts have been made to classify variables (or types of data) and thereby develop a taxonomy of
**levels of measurement**or scales of measure. Perhaps the best known are those developed by the psychologist Stanley Smith Stevens. He proposed four types: nominal, ordinal, interval, and ratio.

- In statistics and quantitative research methodology, various attempts have been made to classify variables (or types of data) and thereby develop a taxonomy of

### 2011

- (Yang, 2011b) ⇒ Ying Yang. (2011). “Measurement Scales.” In: (Sammut & Webb, 2011) p.653
- QUOTE: Turning to the authority of introductory statistical textbooks (Bluman, 1992; Samuels & Witmer, 1999), there are two parallel ways to classify data into different types. Data can be classified into either categorical or numeric. Data can also be classified into different levels of measurement scales.
There are two parallel ways to classify data into different types. Data can be classified into either categorical or numeric. Data can also be classified into different levels of measurement scales.

- QUOTE: Turning to the authority of introductory statistical textbooks (Bluman, 1992; Samuels & Witmer, 1999), there are two parallel ways to classify data into different types. Data can be classified into either categorical or numeric. Data can also be classified into different levels of measurement scales.