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

nominal scale

See: principal scale; scale.
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Data was collected on a self administered questionnaire having nominal scale.
The lowest type of measurement is the nominal scale, which uses categories to organize or code data.
the Ordinal Scale, Nominal Scale, Intermittent Scale and the Ratio Scale.
In order to get specific answers, the questionnaire was provided with nominal scale with one neutral level i.
Analog voltage outputs are proportional to acceleration with a nominal scale factor of 1 V/g.
One constraint of kappa is that it can only be used with nominal scale data.
Nominal: A nominal scale tells us the category in which a respondent falls (e.
The scoring varies greatly from a simple nominal scale (right/wrong) to detailed 22- and 31-point scoring (Table 1 [4-6, 9-19]).
For example, user help can be measured on a nominal scale, having two groups: online or hard copy.