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Applied Multiple Regression/Correlation Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences, 3rd Edition by Leona S. Aiken, Stephen G. West, Patricia Cohen, Jacob Cohen

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6

Quantitative Scales, Curvilinear Relationships, and Transformations

6.1 INTRODUCTION

In Chapter 6 we continue our treatment of quantitative scales; that is, scales that can take on a continuous range of values. We include ordinal, interval, and ratio scales (Section 1.3.3), and note that they share the minimum property that the scale numbers assigned to the objects order the objects with regard to the measured attribute. Ordinal (rank-order) scales have only this property, interval scales add the property of equal units (intervals), and ratio scales have both equal intervals and equal ratios, hence a true scale zero. Despite these differences in the amount of information they yield, we find it convenient to treat them together. To this point ...

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