ratio scale


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ratio scale

n
(Statistics) statistics a scale of measurement of data which permits the comparison of differences of values; a scale having a fixed zero value. The distances travelled by a projectile, for instance, are measured on a ratio scale since it makes sense to talk of one projectile travelling twice as far as another. Compare ordinal scale, interval scale, nominal scale
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The child and youth Money Personality Assessments provide age-specific questions/scenarios that are graded on a 5 to 1 ratio scale.
For instance, numeric data are often represented on the nominal, interval scale, whereas value data are often represented on the ratio scale.
Deaths specifically attributed to cardiovascular disease were equally more likely for people at the high end of the ratio scale.
To do this, Sparks selects bar graphs but, since we measure time on a ratio scale, a time series (broken line graph, as in fig.
The VAS has been used to measure pain in a number of clinical circumstances and yields ratio scale data with a reliability coefficient of 0.