Ordered set of values, continuous or discrete, or a set of categories to which the attribute is mapped.
[SOURCE: ISO/IEC 15939:2007]
- Note 1 to entry: The type of scale depends on the nature of the relationship between values on the scale. Four types of scale are commonly defined:
- nominal: the measurement values are categorical;
- ordinal: the measurement values are rankings;
- interval: the measurement values have equal distances corresponding to equal quantities of the attribute;
- ratio: the measurement values have equal distances corresponding to equal quantities of the attribute, where
- the value of zero corresponds to none of the attribute.
These are just examples of the types of scale.
Source: ISO/IEC 27000:2014, Information technology — Security techniques — Information security management systems — Overview and vocabulary, Third Edition, January 2014. Global Standards