# Scales of Measurement: Nominal, Ordinal, Interval & Ratio

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### Sarah is a researcher that works for a development institute. She is interested in how the number of hours a student spends playing video games impacts their grades. The first thing Sarah does in her research is identify the variables. Why is this important?

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### 2. The order that runners cross the finish line is an example of:

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This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the scales of measurement in research. Topics on the quiz include what a variable is and particular examples of a nominal scale.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the printable worksheet and quiz to review these topics:

• Definition of a variable
• Examples of a nominal, ordinal, and interval scale
• Characteristics of a ratio scale

## Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

• Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the characteristics of a ratio scale and interpret it correctly
• Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson

Review the corresponding lesson, Scales of Measurement in Research: Nominal, Ordinal, Interval & Ratio, for more on this subject. This lesson will help you:

• Understand what a variable is
• Describe where variables are categorized in research
• Identify the four types of scales
• Explain the characteristics of each scale
• Appreciate what makes the ordinal scale different from the nominal
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