Question by  superwhites (220)

What is the ordinal scale?

What does it have to do with "assigned values"?


Answer by  Suresh1000 (29)

The ordinal scale is a rank system where objects are assigned values by comparison on a scale. The scale is some range of values such that the higher the value of an object, the higher is its rank. The assigned values of objects gives the relative ranks of objects. This does not imply the magnitude of rank.


Answer by  jsmith (2067)

An ordinal scale compares the relative rankings of objects, but not in a strictly numerical or scalar sense. For example, if you were asked to rank or "assign" your favorite movies from 1-10, you know movie #2 is liked better than #4, but it isn't necessarily liked twice as much.

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