SCALE By N., Sam M.S. - April 28, 2013 System of ordered marks at fixed intervals used as a reference standard in measurement. Progressive classification, as of size, amount, importance, or rank. SCALE: "The responses were given a value based on the scale." Related Psychology Terms CATEGORICAL VARIABLE CRITERION-REFERENCED TESTING CONCEPTUAL CLASSIFICATION FIXED-TIME SCHEDULE CATEGORY-SYSTEM METHOD RIDIT ANALYSIS PSYCHOPHYSICAL METHODS VARIABLE-INTERVAL REINFORCEMENT SCHEDULE (VI SCHEDULE) PSYCHOLOGICAL SCALE 1 BENCHMARK Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SCALE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/scale/ (accessed October 22, 2021).