This Psychology Factsheet examines the levels of measurement and types of descriptive statistics that psychological researchers use to analyse data. Words in bold are defined in the glossary, Exam Hints are included, and the worksheet allows the opportunity to practice what you have learned.

The examiner will expect you to be able to:

  • Define and justify the use of a range of descriptive statistical methods.
  • Evaluate the strengths and weakness of these different methods.
  • Apply your skills in these methods to novel stimuli in an exam.
  • Use these methods to analyse the data from your own research studies.
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Publication Date

January 2023


ISSN: 1351-5136

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293 Levels of Measurement and Descriptive Statistics

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