Volume : 7, Issue : 6, JUN 2021
AN OVERVIEW OF THE SCALES OF MEASUREMENT IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
DR. PROKASH BISWAS
In our daily life measurement plays an important role. If we want to know the height, weight or other physical characteristics of any object, we need to know measurement process. Even if we want to determine the qualities of something, for example, how well someone paints, how well someone plays cricket etc., we need to know measurement. But in such case of qualitative judgment, that means when we have to measure the qualities of some objects, it becomes a complex as well as a critical issue. However, measurement requires assigning numbers with respect to the properties of the objects. But it is quite tough in case of abstract entities like intelligence, motivation to succeed, marital adjustment, anxiety etc. They require poignant attention to measure. So a researcher requires high alertness for measuring abstract qualities. Here lies the requirement of various scales of measurement.
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