# metrisch meetniveau

## English translation: of metric level / on a metric scale

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 11:43 Aug 29, 2008
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Science - Mathematics & Statistics / Statistical analysis
 Dutch term or phrase: metrisch meetniveau I am translating a series of documents on statistical analysis. Most of the meterial is straightforward, bit I am stumped by this phrase. Context: "Zowel predictor- als criteriumvariabelen dienen van *metrisch niveau* te zijn. Het is echter mogelijk om predictorvariabelen van een lager *meetniveau* in de analyse op te nemen." "Er zijn drie situaties denkbaar bij het voorspellen van de waarde van een criteriumvariabele: Voorspellen zonder predictoren. Voorspellen met één predictor. Voorspellen met meerdere predictoren. In het eerste geval lijkt het gebruik van het rekenkundig gemiddelde de beste aanpak (onder de veronderstelling van een *metrisch meetniveau*)." A literal translation does not really seem to fill the bill. Any statisticians out there?
 Christopher SmithUnited Kingdom Local time: 01:16
 English translation:of metric level / on a metric scale Explanation:See ref. for a dictinction of measurement levels, of which some (the lower two) are metric and others are not. Also interesting discussions related to Likert scales to be found.
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Harry Borsje
Netherlands
Local time: 02:16
 BOTH contributions were good and helpful, but this one came closer to supplying the answer that I required. Thanks Harry, Adam and Tina.4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

5measurement scale
3 +1of metric level / on a metric scaleHarry Borsje

Discussion entries: 1

24 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
van metrisch niveau
of metric level / on a metric scale

Explanation:
See ref. for a dictinction of measurement levels, of which some (the lower two) are metric and others are not. Also interesting discussions related to Likert scales to be found.

Reference: http://wilderdom.com/research/Summary_Levels_Measurement.htm...
 Harry BorsjeNetherlandsLocal time: 02:16Works in fieldNative speaker of: DutchPRO pts in category: 4
 BOTH contributions were good and helpful, but this one came closer to supplying the answer that I required. Thanks Harry, Adam and Tina.

agree  Tina Vonhof: Nice ref.
 1 hr

neutral  Adam Smith: I agree with the reference, but not all variables are measured on a metric scale / level
 1 day21 hrs

1 day22 hrs   confidence:
measurement scale

Explanation:
This not normally phrased like this within in English texts, i.e. a reference is usually made to the "level" of measurement (nominal, ordinal, interval or ratio) rather than stating that the criterion/predictor variables were one of the "scales of measurement / measurement scales". Since the text is (presumably) referring to a (logistic/linear/mulitple) regression analysis the level for the predictor may vary.

"However, it has been shown to be biased when predictor variables vary in their number of categories or scale of measurement [13], because the underlying Gini gain splitting criterion is a biased estimator and can be affected by multiple testing effects [14]."

ref. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2105/9/307

There is a big debate in the literature about measurement theory (e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rasch_model)

 Adam SmithUnited KingdomLocal time: 01:16Works in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 4

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