, or procedure
used in arranging, measuring, or quantifying events
, or phenomenon in any sequence. Scales may be broadly classified
as (1) Category scale
: Sequence of numbers or words
which only serve to identify certain entities
or observations and have no quantitative
significance; for example, a numbered or named list, or numbers on the uniforms
of the members
of a team
. Also called nominal scale
or qualitative scale
. (2) Interval scale
: Sequence of numbers in a fixed order
, interval, or numeric values
; for example, a distance or temperature
scale. Also called quantitative scale. (3) Sequence scale: Ranked entities or items
with a uniform spacing but no quantitative significance; for example, hardness
scale (Moh's scale), pH Scale
, or Richter scale
. Also called ordinal scale
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During the course of the experiment, the scientist's triple beam scale made collecting and analyzing data about various item weights simple and efficient for the entire team.
When the architect was drawing a model of the Empire State Building, he used a scale of 100:1 because he wanted it to all fit on one piece of paper.
When the couple couldn't decide how to determine the weight of the objects, they bought a scale to calculate said weight for them, coming out to a determined number.
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