# nominal scale

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Related to nominal scale: Ordinal scale, Ratio scale, Interval scale

## nominal scale

n
(Statistics) statistics a discrete classification of data, in which data are neither measured nor ordered but subjects are merely allocated to distinct categories: for example, a record of students' course choices constitutes nominal data which could be correlated with school results. Compare ordinal scale, interval scale, ratio scale
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## nominal scale

See: principal scale; scale.
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Specimen Frame material Window Single or Frame number opening double width type window (mm) 1 Stainless steel Swing Double 100 and aluminum 2 Aluminum Swing Single 150 -532 Aluminum Fixed Single 180 Specimen Glazing detail (material and Spacer U-value number thickness (mm)) material (W/[m.sup.2]K) 1 Low E 6 mm-argon gas PVC 1.794 16mm-clear 6 mm 2 Low E 6 mm-argon gas 12 mm-clear 6 mm PVC 2.688 Clear 6 mm-air 12 mm-low E 6 mm -532 Low E 6 mm-argon gas PVC 0.9165 14 mm-clear 5 mm-argon gas 12 mm-low E 5 mm Specimen Test date number (yy.mm.dd) 1 2015.03.25-03.26 2 2015.01.30-01.31 -532 2016.04.22-04.22 TABLE 2: Window component settings and coding of nominal scale variables for multiple linear regression analysis.
Data was collected on a self administered questionnaire having nominal scale. Data was collected from local population at medical OPD of DHQ Teaching Hospital, D.I.Khan.
Recalling the advantages of local tourism, he said that the Cholistan Jeep Rally had started on a very nominal scale with just a few local drivers, but over the years, it had turned into an event of international repute, drawing foreign racers.
In the following, the decision matrix is filled up with nominal scale values:
The independent variable (interaction styles) and its two levels (commands versus pull-down menus) are based on a nominal scale, and the dependent measure of number of errors is measured on an interval scale.
Ordinal: Like the nominal scale, the ordinal scale tells us the category to which the respondent belongs, but, in addition, the categories have an order or ranking capabilities (e.g., age or income groups).
The scoring varies greatly from a simple nominal scale (right/wrong) to detailed 22- and 31-point scoring (Table 1 [4-6, 9-19]).
One constraint of kappa is that it can only be used with nominal scale data.
Analog voltage outputs are proportional to acceleration with a nominal scale factor of 1 V/g.
First, robustness can be considered either as cardinal robust or as a nominal scale. Second, if robustness is indicated as vague or arbitrary, perhaps it is also the case with inference statistics, probability theory and statistical specification.
Weighted kappa: nominal scale agreement with provision for scaled disagreement or partial credit.

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