ERIC Number: EJ370206
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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Understanding Measurement Scales: The Basis for Valid Decision Making.
Tauber, Robert T.
NASSP Bulletin, v72 n506 p78-83 Mar 1988
Unless the characteristics of the units accompanying measurements are known, little legitimate evaluation can occur. Educators cannot assume their measurements are valid bases for evaluative statements unless higher level techniques (such as interval and ratio scales) have been employed. Misinterpretation arises from assuming that measurements carry more meaning than is warranted. (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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