Influences of Measurement Theory on Statistical Analysis & Stevens’ Scales of Measurement

  • Mehtap Erguven International Black Sea University


In this study, progress and improvement of measurement theory is presented and mainly S.S. Stevens’ opinions and implementationson types of scales are discussed. Fundamentals of Measurement Theory, its historical evolution, basic goals of the measurementtheory are described and summarized. Influences of measurement theory on statistical analysis and relation between Stevens’scale types and statistical methods are introduced. Types of scales are discussed in detail. Importance of preparing relevant data toevaluate real sociological facts is emphasized.

Author Biography

Mehtap Erguven, International Black Sea University
Doctoral Student