Definition Of Measurement

Let’s give the definition of measurement. The post is aligned with the Black Box Software Testing Foundations course (BBST) designed by Rebecca Fiedler, Cem Kaner, and James Bach.

Measurement is

the empirical,

objective assignment of numbers to attributes

of objects or events (according to a rule derived from a model or theory)

with the intent of describing them.

Let’s discuss every part of this definition.

All measurement is verifiable by observation, which implies we must use some kind of instrument to do it.

We must note measurement as we see it on our instrument.

We use the noted numbers to describe objects or events. Describe means to give an account in words of (someone or something), including all the relevant characteristics, qualities, or events.

Now you have a definition of measurement. Let’s measure something!

Originally published at on March 29, 2020.

Founder of Tentamen, software testing agency.

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