ordinal scale measurement

ordinal scale measurement

[¦ȯrd·nəl ‚skāl ′mezh·ər·mənt]
(statistics)
A method of measuring quantifiable data in nonparametric statistics that is considered to be stronger than nominal scale; it expresses the relationship of order by characterizing objects by relative rank.
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