, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 27–34 | Cite as

The essential conditions of measurement

  • Douglas E. Scates


The basic conditions and characteristics of measurement are outlined. The concepts entering into the measurement must be operationally defined; there must be a satisfactory representation of the character to be measured, and a quantitative comparison between the observed degree of the character and some reference point or scale. A conception of measurement which is too narrow would unnecessarily restrict investigation in the fields of psychology and education.


Public Policy Reference Point Statistical Theory Quantitative Comparison Essential Condition 
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© Psychometric Society 1937

Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglas E. Scates
    • 1
  1. 1.Cincinnati Public SchoolsUSA

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