I am using SPSS in my study, and need to decide between ordinal and scale to use in my study. I know they are different in meaning, but it seems SPSS treat them the same in calculation. Please tell me the difference between them.
There are many types of scales in SPSS:
Ordinal scale: The variable is seen as ordinal when its value shows some intrinsic
Nominal scale: On the other hand, a variable is nominal when it doesn’t represent intrinsic ranking.