Ratio Scaling of Psychological Magnitude: In Honor of the Memory of S.S. Stevens

By Stanley J. Bolanowski Jr; George A. Gescheider | Go to book overview

a subtractive operation, but both proportions and differences may result on either a finite or an infinite scale. In the present view, since the instructions omitted any reference to categorizing or to giving ratios, very probably the resulting scale represents a compromise--some kind of cross--between category and ratio scales.

To summarize, limited and unlimited scales may approximate linearity when the experimenter either (a) provides the Os with an effective numerical scale, previously calculated to compensate for the physical size of the particular continuum to be measured, or (b) instructs the Os to set their own standards at the upper and lower ends of the range and allows them to use a flexible scale that can expand or contract to accommodate their judgments.


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