To choose the appropriate statistical methods for summarizing and analyzing data, we need to distinguish among different measurement scales or levels of measure- ment. All data measurements are taken on one of four major scales: nominal, ordinal, interval, or ratio. 578 more words

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#### Nominal & Ratio Data

By Zongchen Teng

Data Measurement is the assignment of scores to individuals so that the scores represent some characteristic of the individuals. There are four measurement data types, namely Nominal, Ordinal, Interval, and Ratio. 1,006 more words

#### Ordinal and Nominal Data

By Matthew Beason

When someone thinks of ordinal data, one also thinks about nominal data because they both go under the same category when measuring variables. 822 more words

#### 2 - Data Types

**Nominal Data:** relating to names – it is unorganised data which can be sorted under names. An example would be a shopping list and how many items that can be categorised such as frozen, canned, dairy and produce. 302 more words