RTC/OM HCBS Measurement Education Modules

Defining Measurement

Measurement is the assignment of numbers to an object, characteristic, outcome, etc. to describe its properties (Crocker & Algina, 2008).

Some examples of measurement:

  • A thermometer to measure the temperature in a room
  • A tape measure to measure the length or width of a table
  • A survey to measure a person’s attitude towards a government program