# Content Tagged “Ordinal Variable”

A categorical variable is ordinal when there is a natural order among the categories, such as, ranking scales or letter grades. However, ordinal variables are still categorical and do not provide precise measurements. Differences are not precisely meaningful, for example, if one student scores an A and another a B on an assignment, we cannot say precisely the difference in their scores, only that an A is larger than a B.

## Types of Variables

Published: Jun 14th, 2013

View Lecture Slides with Transcript – Types of Variables – All Parts Part A (4:35) Examples of Variables Definition and Examples of Categorical and Quantitative Variables Part B (3:23) Definitions […]

## Types of Variables

Published: Jun 13th, 2013

Classifying Types of Variables Software Activity Why Does the Type of Variable Matter? CO-4: Distinguish among different measurement scales, choose the appropriate descriptive and inferential statistical methods based on these distinctions, […]

## Did I Get This – Types of Variables

Published: Jul 30th, 2012

Practice with types of variables.