On the theory of meaningfulness of ordinal comparisons in measurement

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Abstract

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
JournalMeasurement
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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