Terms used in official statistics

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Interval scale


Definition:

Type of measurement scale. A variable is on an interval scale if the differences between two values can be calculated and interpreted in the real world, but it makes no sense to divide two values. In other words, the unit of measure is defined, but the zero point is chosen conventionally. Examples of features measured on an interval scale are: temperature in Celsius degrees, date of birth.


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