On the Theory of Scales of Measurement.

  title={On the Theory of Scales of Measurement.},
  author={S. S. Stevens},
  volume={103 2684},
The current issues will remain at 32 pages until we are assured of a more adequate supply ofpaper. Bacto-Agar is a purified Agar prepared from domestic material. In the manufacture of Bacto-Agar extraneous matter, pigmented portions, and salts are reduced to a minimum, so that the finished product in the form of fine granules will dissolve rapidly, giving clear solutions. Bacto-Asparagine Bacto-Asparagine is a purified amino acid widely used in synthetic culture media and in the preparation of… 

Acidity: Modes of characterization and quantification.

Scales of Measurement

This paper on the methodological problems of measurement in intended to clarify the function of scales in the theory of measurement and to consider the extent to which theoretical results so far


The results presented show that the repeatability variance is almost 0, while the between-laboratory variance is between 0 and 1, according to the order of increment of the assessment rating code.

Software support for physical quantities

This paper looks at a few ideas that could be useful in computer software, some more than a century old.

Definitions of ‘measurement’

Of special interest are the choices between relations to single true values or a distribution, inclusion of nominal properties or not, and whether ‘measurement’ is a process or an outcome.

A general technique for calibrating indicating instruments

It is shown that for artefacts that can be combined linearly, a binary sequence generally comes close to maximizing the number of combinations available.

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The usefulness of logarithms in the measurement of many of the stimuli to which human beings are sensitive is almost too obvious to need argument. Three reasons are commonly given to justify the

The meaning of measurement in metrology

The latest version of the International Vocabulary of Metrology gives a meaning of measurement restricted to quantities that can be represented by numerical values and placed in an ordinal sequence.

Philosophy of measurement by means of immunoassays.

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Starting from the explanation of the terms "comparison" and "quantification" a concept of a metrologically correct measuring system is derived. The paper discusses how this concept can be applied to