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Analysis of Variance Designs by A. J. Guarino, Lawrence S. Meyers, Glenn Gamst

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Chapter Two Measurement, Central Tendency, and Variability

2.1 Scales of measurement

In Chapter 1, we indicated that variables can take on different values. Here, we will deal with the process of associating values with variables and how to summarize the sets of values we obtain from that process. This will prove to be important in guiding us toward situations in which it is appropriate to use the ANOVA technique.

2.1.1 The process of measurement

Measurement represents a set of rules informing us of how values are assigned to objects or events. A scale of measurement describes a specific set of rules. Psychology became intimately familiar with scales of measurement when S. S. Stevens, in 1946, wrote a response to a committee of the British Association ...

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