Setting the measurement scale of a variable

Set the measurement scale of a variable so data analysis can use the variable correctly.

Note: If you have the analysis task pane open, you can quickly set the measurement scale of a variable. In the analysis task pane, click the drop-down menu button alongside the variable, and then click the measurement scale.
  1. Activate the dataset worksheet.
  2. On the Analyse-it ribbon tab, in the Dataset group, click Dataset.
    The dataset task pane opens.
  3. In the Variables list, select the variables:
    • To select a single variable, click the variable.
    • To select multiple variables, click the first variable then hold down the CTRL key and click each additional variable.
    • To select a range of variables, click the first variable then hold down the SHIFT key and click the last variable in the range.

    The cells of the selected variables highlight on the worksheet. You can also select cells on the worksheet to select the corresponding variables in the list.

  4. Click Nominal, Ordinal, Interval, Ratio, or Absolute.
  5. Click Apply.
    The changes are saved and will be used in future analyses.
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