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# Indicate whether each measure is a nominal, ordinal, or interval/ratio measure. Explain the reasons for your...

Indicate whether each measure is a nominal, ordinal, or interval/ratio measure. Explain the reasons for your choices: [3 points each, 15 points]

a. inches in a yardstick:

b. Virginia driver’s license customer ID:

c.dollars as a measure of income:

d.order of finish in a horse race:

e.intelligence test scores:

Nominal scale : Nominal scale consist of two or more named categories into which the object are classified .

Ordinal Scale : Ordinal scale of measurement gives number to groups of objects using suitable characteristics so that order arrangement of group is possible

Ratio scale : Ratio scale of measurement has equal units of measurement and those are taken from true zero .

a. inches in a yardstick: This is example of ratio scale because inches are measure from true value 0 .

b. Virginia driver’s license customer ID: This is example of nominal scale because the number assign or label to the license customer id as per the approach and the numbers are interchangeable .

c. dollars as a measure of income: This is example of ordinal scale because the group of income measure as dollar is such as poor , middle class , rich .

d. order of finish in a horse race: This is example of Ordinal scale because the number assign or label in order of finish in a horse race .

e. .intelligence test scores: A)intelligence test score is purely a number . This is example of ratio scale because it is measure from true value 0. and if a student got 30 marks and another student got 60 marks . then second student get exactly double marks then that of first student . B) In some type of examination there is a scheme of negative marks also , In that case , Interval scale is used .

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