On the theory of meaningfulness of ordinal comparisons in measurement

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This paper describes the concept of meaningfulness of statements using numerical scales. It then analyses the meaningfulness of ordinal comparisons, assertions that one item's assigned scale value is larger than that of another. It presents conditions under which ordinal comparisons are meaningful and meaningless.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-38
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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